This position is responsible for planning supplier release schedules based on internal/external customer demand that meets customer expectations while maintaining and balancing pre-established stock levels.
* Monitor supplier release requirements and expedite supplier schedules that delay receipt of parts and initiate corrective action where necessary. * Manage Supplier Inventory and review negatives. * Take the lead in supplier management through taking customer requirements (via MRP) and converting them into a release schedule to achieve optimal supply of parts to meet the production schedule. Review changes in customer demand and makes appropriate adjustments to release quantities in order to support production requirements. * Manage and monitor vendor relationships. * Monitor and trend supplier delivery performance. Ensure database is accurate and completed on time. * Manage supplier part levels for coordination of engineering changes. Ensure proper level is scheduled based on demand. * Analyze MRP report daily/weekly to ensure support to production builds. Maintain stability and minimize increases. * Ensure proper control systems to check incoming material against schedules * Manage effectivity dates on releases to support trials and line builds * Communicate any part shortages to scheduler and participate in recovery plan * Check daily MRP exceptions to schedules and communicate with Master Scheduler and Supplier change in requirements * Update Supplier logistics routing information as required * Prepare and maintain proper inventory levels to satisfy schedules and inventory dollars * Ensure parts requiring attention reports are maintained as required * Follow up daily on supplier schedules and ensure past due requirements have an action plan for recovery * Complete weekly/daily/monthly metrics as required * Ensure premium freight inbound/outbound is monitored and tracked daily/weekly/monthly * Participate in supplier resource recommendation and coordination * Identifies and establishes systems and processes to ensure integrity * Writes and/or updates procedures as processes change (TS requirement) * Perform tasks for month-end inventory recording
* Meet department performance objectives * Successful transmission of weekly release schedules to suppliers. * Timely submission of reports: a) Weekly summary of supplier measurable as defined above b) Open orders report status with explanation of past dues c) Documented progress of corrective actions that result from root cause analysis
* Completion of high school or equivalent. * 3 to less than 5 years of work related experience. * Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Lotus
* Analyses Data * Attends to Details * Communicates Effectively * Copes with Deadlines * Follows Through * Forecasts * Multi-Tasks * Sound Computer Knowledge * Time Conscious * Works with Minimal Supervision
Works in a comfortable environment either inside or outside in typically pleasant conditions. Typical conditions are such that no risk of any injury or harmful effect is likely.