Materials Planner Supervisor - 1st shift

  • PUREM by Eberspaecher
  • 2035 Charles H Orndorf Dr, Brighton, MI, USA
  • Oct 11, 2022
Full time Manufacturing Strategy-Planning Supply Chain

Job Description

  • Oversee:      6 Planners/Scheduler
  • Reports:       Materials Manager
  • Must Have:  Tier 1 experience,  7 - 10 years’ experience as a superintendent, highschool diploma – prefer a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Must Have:  Must have scheduling and planning experience.

Objective of the Position: Responsible for the development of production schedules for manufacturing to ensure 100% customer delivery performance utilizing the most cost effective methods for the organization. Primary customer contact with OEM’s.


Essential Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

  • Responsible for developing, tracking and continuously improving key performance indicators (KPI’s) for the supply chain and materials organization.
  • Administrative knowledge required includes product and process knowledge and the ability to foster a participative effort is paramount for success in the position.
  • Assist in the managing of engineering changes that will include minimizing or elimination of obsolescence, and the effective implementation of new product launches including all SAP system requirements.
  • Translate customer orders into the manufacturing production schedule and work with the planning personnel when fluctuations in customer demands require adjustments to ensure schedules maintained and desired inventory levels.
  • Help to develop Master Scheduling functions for EETAM and work with the planning group to ensure that all departmental processes are being developed and followed.
  • Monitor changes in customer requirements on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure production schedules and operating plans are adequate.
  • Assist with development of level production schedules for manufacturing without substantial inventory increases all within plant capacities.
  • Daily maintenance of production schedules and communication with materials and operations through assigned avenues.
  • Monitor inventory levels in both WIP and FG ensuring they remain within pre-determined tolerances.
  • Manage inventory to the lowest level without negatively impacting production.
  • Manage customer demand and ensure the integrity of the supplier releases.
  • Review the SAP tools to ensure on-time delivery from suppliers and to customers.
  • Maintain a consistent flow of materials to support the production schedule.
  • Maintain planning parameters in SAP system to ensure release integrity.
  • Monitor revision levels and ensure coordinated and running changes are managed properly to avoid obsolescence.
  • Manage engineering changes by effectively communicating the date of the change to the manufacturing cell. Ensure proper timing of the engineering change to avert obsolescence.
  • Lead representative for all APQP meetings to ensure single point communications to plant functional groups.
  • Support and promote full SAP and Customer system utilization.
  • Ensure plant teams, staff and associates are accurately trained to expectations outlined in the change process.
  • Process owner for all document and data coordination and controls, ensuring compliance with TS 16949 requirements.
  • Ensure BOM accuracy.


Secondary Accountabilities: The position incumbent ensures, that

  • Conduct all business related activities for, and on the behalf of, Eberspaecher within the limits of applicable local, state, and federal legal requirements.
  • Provide support to, and compliance with, all local and corporate Eberspaecher Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies, procedures and other HSE related requirements.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and follows all ENA polices related to TS16949 and ISO 14001; looks for way to improve and promote quality.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirement Profile

Professional Background / Basic Qualification / Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Material Management, Supply Chain, Business or similar related degree is required.
  • Minimum five years of Tier 1 or Tier 2 master scheduling experience in the automotive manufacturing industry.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications in Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong planning and scheduling experience with a strong preference of utilizing SAP.
  • Previous experience working with a team that represents Supply Chain/Materials Management at its highest level, all working within a TS-16949 environment.
  • Experience as a customer contact with OEM’s.
  • Ability to travel by car or plane.

Technical Expertise:

  • Working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with MRP/ERP systems
  • Negotiation skills


Methodical Competence:

  • Gathers and analyzes information and uses it to develop effective solutions to difficult problems or situations
  • Efficiently develops and implements plans to accomplish goals
  • Effectively uses systems and process to measure, monitor, manage, or impact performance
  • Continually focuses on achieving positive, concrete results contributing to Eberspaechers business success
  • Makes timely, practical, and cost-effective decisions, and facilitates others in doing so
  • Pursues work with energy, drive, and a strong accomplishment orientation


Interpersonal Competence:

  • Writes, speaks, and presents information effectively and persuasively across communication settings
  • Projects a positive and professional image of Eberspaecher in all contacts
  • Feels successful in past undertakings and expects to succeed in future activities
  • Behaves according to high ethical business principles and values
  • Deals effectively in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information, and responds flexibly to change
  • Maintains a constructive and composes focus in facing and overcoming tough situations
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with others
  • Understands how to get things done and achieve objectives working with others in an organizational context
  • Engages others in active, open, and productive dialogue


Supervisory Competence:

  • This position does have supervisor responsibility


Working Conditions:

  • General office environment
  • Occasional exposure to noise in a manufacturing environment
  • May require the occasional use of PPE


Physical Requirements:

Sits: Continuously 5.5 - 8 hours daily

Stands: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Walks: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Drive: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 0-10 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 10-20 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 20-50 lbs.: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Lift/Carry 50- over 100 lbs.: Never

Reach Above: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Bend/Stoop: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Use Hands for Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally .25 - 2.5 hours daily

Use Hands for Manipulations: Continuously 5.5 - 8 hours daily

Stress Level of Job: Moderate