Line of Business
SOBO/ROBO (Source to Receipt)
Material Planning Specialist (Non-Inventory)
Supervisor, Non-inventory Materials Planning
Job Purpose: This role is part of a team of Material Planners in the Inventory Management Department. The position is responsible for sourcing non-inventory materials and services on behalf of US Operations and Network Strategy to ensure organizational cost savings and process efficiencies so that performance objectives are achieved.
Gathers requests from internal customers (via email, phone, fax, or in-person) and enters orders into the SAP system for processing.
Translates requirements from internal customers into useful information for Procurement and Suppliers. Validates the all requested information has been provided by the requestor.
Edits processed orders received for price, terms/conditions, unit of measure, supplier requirements, and associated nomenclature.
Informs internal customers of pertinent order information (e.g. unit prices, shipping dates, anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer) using email or telephone.
Processes electronic receipts for materials or services in the SAP system. Records or files copy of orders received.
Works with Procurement to resolve delivery issues (over shipments, incorrect items, partial deliveries, late deliveries, etc).
Works with AP to resolve invoices issues (over shipments, incorrect items, partial deliveries, incorrect invoices, etc).
Works with Procurement and internal customers to ensure adequate funding of Purchase Orders.
Follows up with DOA approvers to make sure that all requests are approved on a timely manner.
Compile statistics and prepare various reports for management.
Deliver cost savings based on aggressive material supply and compliance management
Monitor, plan, and analyze non-inventory material levels by applying innovative analytical methods, statistical techniques, and SCM strategies that improve material demand forecasting and replenishment accuracy.
Monitor, compile, and update actual vs. fiscal year material forecasts to determine material needs.
Assist various projects, using analytical skills with the participation of other departments to identify the impacts of logistics and materials management on corporate objectives and strategies.
Investigate problems of inaccurate data and system errors related to ERP systems. Document and refer to Supervisor with recommended resolutions.
Participate in Supplier performance meetings for major suppliers.
Interface with Business Units, Purchasing, Warehousing, and Investment Recovery
Implement strategies for continuous improvement opportunities in the Supply Chain in areas such as cost savings, material turns, service levels, and other relevant performance metrics.
Knowledge & Experience Required:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Strong data entry skills
Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment
Strong attention to detail and highly organized
Previous experience in Supply Chain role preferred.
Previous experience in working with utilities preferred.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office and other experience with ERP systems (SAP is a plus).
Proficient in use of facsimile, scanners, copiers, computer equipment, and communication devices.
High School Diploma or equivalent Associates Degree preferred or equivalent work experience
Enterprise wide responsibility (USA)
Axelon Services Corporation - 16 months ago