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Planner

Company: Dayton Superior Corporation
Location: Miamisburg
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Plans stocking levels and replenishment times and quantities on make-to-stock products to support forecasted sales in all company locations.-- Develops and maintains statistical forecasts based on historical sales and other inputs, to support sales, as well as inventory turns targets.-- Responsibilities also include managing inventory items, controlling day-to-day inventory operations, and implementing inventory control protocols. Junior Planners will receive training in all functions and should be able to take on increasing responsibilities as training is completed.-- Ongoing support will be provided at this level. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in parameter maintenance as directed --- as part of training in systems, planning strategy, and overall business goals.-- Then, analyze data to create and maintain stocking levels, where appropriate, in all company distribution locations for assigned product families.
  • Review Sales history vs. system forecasts for assigned product families. Evaluate, adjust and approve forecasts monthly --- initially under supervision.-- Provide best forecast for each facility to drive proper inventory levels.
  • Collect data to create and maintain planning reports and all associated planning logic in the ERP system for assigned product families.
  • Ensure adequate materials are available to meet the requirements for each plant, based on the master production schedule and calculated by the MRP system, while supporting inventory and turns goals.
  • Primary contact for internal customers for product availability, new products, end of life (phase in/out), economic order and manufacturing quantities, etc.-- Work with Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Purchasing, etc.
  • Participate in daily Scoreboard/Accountability meetings, as well as cross-functional planning meetings as required.
  • Understand and maintain departmental metrics for Slow Moving/Excess Inventory, On Time, Inventory Turns, Late Lines, and Forecast Accuracy.
  • Analyze excess inventory against planned production to determine if transfer of inventory is preferable to production/purchase using tools provided.-- Take appropriate action.-- Process transfer workbenches as needed.
  • Work with logistics and distribution personnel to ensure that replenishment activities minimize freight costs and inventory levels do not exceed space available at any facility.
  • Assist in other activities as directed, including:-- capacity studies, system optimization and maintenance, metric development and maintenance, and packaging standardization.
  • Maintain professional, service-oriented behavior at all times. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty as trained. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Junior Planners will receive training in all functions and should be able to take on increasing responsibilities as training is completed.-- Ongoing support will be provided.-- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    • BS/BA in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or a related discipline.--
    • Experience with spreadsheet and database technologies. Advanced Excel and Access skills are a plus
    • Knowledge of the principles of inventory control and operations management preferred.
    • An understanding of purchasing, scheduling, and MRP techniques preferred.
    • Ability to think on a conceptual level. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.-- Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
      • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics, and ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      • Ability to define problems, as simulated data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
      • Lean/Six Sigma background
      • Must be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Access and database technologies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • Low physical effort required to sit, stand at files, bend, stoop, lift, and walk.
        • Maximum unassisted lift 35 lbs, average lift, less than 10 lbs.
        • Requires ability to use a keyboard, monitor and calculator.--
        • Requires the ability to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone. WORK ENVIRONMENT:
          • Inside average office environment.--
          • Average office noise levels.
          • Personal protective equipment maybe required if working at or visiting a manufacturing or distribution facility.
          • Ambient temperature between 68? and 76? EOE, including Disability/Vets

Keywords: Dayton Superior Corporation, Dayton , Planner, Professions , Miamisburg, Ohio

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