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Material Planners determine necessary materials based on information provided by other departments. Some duties usually mentioned on a Material Planner resume sample are managing inventories, overseeing supplier payments, collaborating with the purchasing department, placing orders, and liaising with suppliers. Based on our collection of example resumes, Material Planners should demonstrate organization, logistics experience, time management, multitasking, teamwork, and communication abilities. This position requires little formal education, and most candidates hold a high school diploma. On-the-job training is provided.

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Material Planner

Managed all dry and liquid ingredients planning in SAP to support production for 10.6 million cases annually.

  • Managed millions of dollars worth of inventory on a weekly basis for more than 70 different products.
  • Effectively balanced planning efforts with day-to-day demands.
  • Scheduled transportation for inbound and outbound materials.
  • Presented with President's Spirit of Supply Award for saving $1M in direct shipping and transportation costs.
  • Implemented the Recycling and Composting Program, which led to the plant being awarded with the Environmental Quality Award from the City of Menlo Park.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
2

Material Planner

Consultant to GM Parma Stamping Plant to supervise UAW crib staff of 4 and clerical staff of 2; plan, purchase & track over 20,000 MRO items; manage the processing of new items; manage cycle counting program

  • Created process for tracking the coding of new items, facilitating the planning of new programs; supervised the coding over 2000 new parts in 1 year at Parma
  • Eliminated unnecessary step in the procurement process, significantly reducing receiving errors and overdue items
  • Brought stock and purchasing quantities to realistic levels, resulting in improved service levels and reduced purchasing costs
  • Assisted in the implementation of new SAP ERP system; helped scrub data for import
  • Reduced inventory by 30% by removing excess, obsolete, and duplicate materials
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Operations
3

Material Planner

Provided support to inventory control, receiving and shop floor areas in order to meet the goals required in completing vehicle production. Utilized extensive inventory knowledge to reconcile discrepancies timely and effectively.

  • Met scheduled start-up date for Level II Bradley vehicles by integrating procedures along with senior planner input to get the parts needed on the line.
  • Kept lines up and running by expediting critical parts using a Microsoft Access database and tracking delivery to the line.
  • Increased available dock space by prioritizing receipt and storage of bulk parts which would otherwise impede the flow of forklifts unloading freight in that area.
  • Facilitated increased inventory accuracy by identifying problems and doing the necessary research to solve them.
  • Dedicated extra time and knowledge of inventory processes to the completion of two wall to wall warehouse cycle counts. Normal warehouse functions were able to resume in the planned one week period.
  • Provided on hand inventory information to management in Excel format which enabled them to more efficiently advise procurement of needed parts.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
4

Material Planner

Managed the complete material planning process from forecasted demand to product shipment to customer. Retrieved customer specific configurations for tooling from Technical Account Managers for semi-conductor manufacturer. Loaded requirements for production schedule in MRP. Generated BOM's for customer specific requirements. Generated tool serial numbers and IDs in Mapics database. Generated tooling work orders and entered data into Pointman to identify purchase part shortages. Notified Purchasing of shortages and due dates for their arrival, and collaborated with Engineering and Purchasing to substitute part shortages. Generated sub assembly work orders and tracked availability. Processed non-performing parts and secured replacements or returns. Conducted weekly inventory of all parts on the floor. Upon manufacture of tool, worked with Finance to apply cost roll. Entered new tool into inventory and notified key departments to allocate tool to sales order and prepare for shipping. Identified and resolved cost roll variances to ensure accurate accounting and pricing. Closed out tool to enable shipping.

  • Fostered better communication and team cooperation, enabling problems to be raised and resolved more quickly, without an impact on production
  • Reduced inventory turns from 90 days down to only 30 days by tracking lagging work orders to reduce costs and speed production
  • Improved material planning efficiency by identifying variances which could have been prevented and recommending procedural improvements
  • Known for arriving early each day to support the production team and prevent unnecessary work schedule interruptions
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Building & Communication
5

Network Inventory Operations, Material Planner II

Key responsibilities included working with [company name]'s various internal teams and network vendors to secure materials for a national network build-out, expanding cell coverage nationwide.

  • Facilitated a $4M buyout of inventory from a third party logistics vendor saving [company name] over $3M.
  • Saved $7M annually by identifying opportunities and negotiating for savings through data analysis and procurement of items on the secondary market.
  • Designed and implemented monthly metrics, tracking, and process improvements resulting in improved lead times and increased network capacity.
  • Developed reporting for special projects that was shared company-wide: regularly presented material at executive level meetings.
  • Reduced warehouse capacity while increasing shipping efficiency in relation to build schedule coordination through accurate comprehension of data.
  • Formulated weekly ship schedules with vendors. Facilitated weekly conference calls to discuss shipping schedules, service levels, rate of production, invoice approval and any gating issues.
  • Managed leading vendor's ship schedule in alignment with project's yearly budget.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Education
6

Sr. Material Planner

Managed all aspects of planning, forecasting, budgeting, procure analysis, inventory management, business operation for specialty digital imaging products.

  • Coordinated with sales, marketing, & finance to achieve maximum profit while considering promotions, market development, and special conditions
  • Implemented new operation skim to improve inventory management and save in costs in logistics and storage
  • Planned & placed orders digital imaging product weekly basis to factories in Japan, China, and Thailand, and communicated with them to coordinate the shipments
  • Created monthly/weekly sell thru report including market inventory, WOS, trendy and reported to the management in the US and Japan
  • Achieved monthly sales goal and yearly budget in FY2014 ILC team
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Arts
English Literature
7

Senior Production Scheduler/ Material Planner

Coordinated with department managers and supervisors to optimize schedules for all production orders allowing for the greatest efficiency and reduction of waste

  • Prepared and analyzed schedules working closely with the customer service department to maintain high customer satisfaction by keeping the representatives notified of any service issues
  • Evaluated the capacity for all equipment to determine material priorities, personal requirements and outsourcing if needed
  • Ordered and maintained inventory levels for raw materials and supplies to meet production demands
  • Selected by management to participate in the implementation of SAP into the facility, becoming the primary trainer in the production planning department
  • Responsible for scheduling four production departments with a total of 32 machines in a 24/7 operation
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
8

Network Inventory Operations, Material Planner II

Key responsibilities included working with [company name]'s network vendors to secure materials for a national network build-out, expanding cell coverage nationwide.

  • Facilitated a $4M buyout of inventory from a third party logistics vendor saving [company name] over $3M.
  • Saved $7M annually by identifying opportunities and negotiating for savings through procurement of items on the secondary market.
  • Designed and implemented monthly metrics, tracking, and process improvements resulting in improved lead times and increased network capacity.
  • Developed reporting that was shared company-wide: regularly presented material at executive level meetings.
  • Reduced warehouse capacity while increasing shipping efficiency.
  • Formulated weekly ship schedules with vendors. Facilitated weekly conference calls to discuss shipping schedules, service levels, rate of production, invoice approval and any gating issues.
  • Managed leading vendor's ship schedule in alignment with customer's yearly budget.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Education
9

Material Planner

Purchased developer and photoresist chemicals from parent company in Japan with largest customers being Intel, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Texas Instruments with total sales of 200 million Dollars in the United States

  • Utilized supply chain management and material resource planning skills in a fast paced multinational environment
  • Negotiated and communicated daily with international sales department of Japanese parent company
  • Developed strong skills in organizing shipments in order to minimize expenses and transit time
  • Planned and facilitated the supply of spare parts on behalf of IBM's semiconductor manufacturing division as part of a three million dollar service contract
  • Wrote standard operating procedures for department in order to meet ISO 9001 requirements and also internal corporate standards
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
East Asian Humanities And History
10

Material Planner

Ordered/procured material to the lines on a JIT basis and kept material levels at a 4-hour basis

  • Planned and researched part shortages, availability, ETA for material and deviated parts (per shortages and/or buyer's request)
  • Tracked and reported inventory dollars, projections and turns; reviewed material flow and recommended safety stock and/or inventory levels to prevent stock shortages; coordinated obsolete and/or damaged material shipments back to vendors and suppliers
  • Collaborated with operations in order to help implement the new Des Lines for Dell Server facility
  • Worked with Procurement, per strategy list, to meet suppliers' demand and communicated part shortages and arrivals to PC and operations
  • Initiated purchase requisitions for raw materials needed that met production needs and maintained inventory levels
  • Reviewed material flow and recommended safety stock and/or inventory levels that prevented inventory stock outages
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
Computer Science

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