Company: Latham Pool Products, Inc
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Primary Role: Plans, schedules and coordinates raw material
stocking in order to meet targeted safety stock levels and
production schedules. Works closely with production, scheduling and
master planning to convert the demand plan and orders into raw
material requirements. Interacts with suppliers on volume
forecasting, orders management, lead time maintenance, and
expediting of delayed and stocked out materials. Communicates
frequently to operations and scheduling on delays that will impact
customer orders and stocking levels. May also, perform scheduling
activities for production at one or multiple plants. Duties and
Responsibilities: Review and monitor material requirements to
identify overdue materials and track and plan material
Generate purchase requisitions as necessary to support production
Analyze short and long-term sales trends, master schedule and
forecasts to provide accurate forecasting for material
Focus on achieving desired results and objectives with tools
available. Will require learning MRP tool (system21) and sales
configuration systems to effectively analyze and report on
requirements. Output examples of these tools would be material
action reports, stock outs, delays, material requisitions.
Understand Bill of Material structure and utilize engineering
change order process and system as required to ensure accurate
Understand role of key suppliers and the supply chain in whole.
Develop positive relationships with all outside supplier contacts
to enable the most effective planning and purchasing of raw
Review and coordinate inventory control processes and procedures
with operations group to ensure system inventory accuracy. This
would include comprehensive cycle count procedure.
Monitor and review corporate inventory on all identified product
lines and complete inter-divisional transfers of goods as
Understand relationship of material availability to conversion of
the material within manufacturing to finished goods, and therefore,
preparing the most effective raw material plan possible. Purchasing
plans should align with corporate inventory objectives and all
customer charter needs.
Support stocking strategy planning for raw material and
intermediate materials in order to support the changing future
Understand plant capacity and how this affects raw material
Support production scheduling as required in order to meet the
committed dates to the customers.
Work closely with internal teams in Supply Chain, Planning and
Procurement and Logistics groups, as well as Accounts Payable
teams. Critical to work with procurement on supplier relationship
management, service, etc---
Coordinate expediting of raw material as required. Provide accurate
tracking of arrival dates.
Support Outsourcing requirements as required to meet customer
Support/Manage intra-plant stock transfers to ensure inventory
availability for operations. Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor's
degree; will consider 5-8 years related experience and/or training;
or equivalent combination of education and experience in ERP
systems, eg. Oracle/GIAC.
Experience in managing raw materials requirements in a fast paced,
high volume production/manufacturing environment.
Experienced and very proficient in xcel, access, and other
software. Ability to create complex spreadsheets and manage massive
amounts of data into a simple output.
Very strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Examples
of multi-tasking and managing multiple levels of communication with
suppliers, logistics partners, plants, and internal
Demonstrated agility, ability to multi-task and move from priority
to priority with frequent changes in needs, requirements due to
unexpected delays and events.
Ability to make timely decisions while including appropriate people
in decision-making process.
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