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Material Planner

Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37201

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.5 billion company with over 140 years of history and 12,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide.

A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.

This role is located in our Ashland City plant 

 

Primary Function

Responsible for all aspects of the raw material planning process in a lean manufacturing environment including but not limited to; communication with suppliers and internal customers to ensure all raw material needs to support production requirements. As well as ensure customer order delivery commitments are met while achieving company cost, lead time, and inventory reduction goals.

 

This role is eligible to participate in our remote work program, which allows employees to work remotely up to 2 days per week.   New employees in eligible roles can apply for this program after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively manage the inventory of the commodities for which they are responsible in a manner that minimizes inventory levels while meeting production needs. 
  • Expedites material when necessary to cover spikes in demand.
  • Analyze and eliminate slow-moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Reviews Engineering Change Notices and takes necessary actions to manage product transitions while minimizing obsolescence.
  • Analyze MRP and forecast data, generate purchase orders, and manage Kanban’s to meet production needs with minimal inventory investment.
  • Communicates company requirements to suppliers as well as internal customers.
  • Resolves issues with suppliers relative to material availability and quality.
  • Coordinates material shipments with internal and external logistics services.
  • Identifies and communicates material supply issues that may affect production schedules.
  • Identifies and develops improved material supply processes to support lean initiatives.
  • Prepare detailed production schedules in accordance with required volumes, plant capacity and materials availability.
  • Control actual figures of production and prepares schedule adjustments whenever required.
  • May supervise less experienced programmers in their activities.
  • Is able to prioritize specific customer orders and if necessary, revises production schedules.
  • Allocates manpower, equipment, materials, and machines
  • Complies records of production reports on volume, materials, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • CPM or APICS certification preferred.  Willingness to achieve certification required.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills via written and oral
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing processes

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or Engineering

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

This role is eligible to participate in our remote work program, which allows employees to work remotely up to 2 days per week.   New employees in eligible roles can apply for this program after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment.


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