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Pre-Series Planning Leader

Ohio, Akron
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$ 50000 - $ 60000 per year
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Job title: Pre-Series Planning Leader
Division/Department: Project Management (Logistics)
Location: Akron, OH 44312
Reports to: Sr. Project Manager (dotted line reporting to Logistics Mgr.)
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
General Description:
• Ensures on-time delivery to customers, inventory accuracy, and accurate Pre-Series planning to meet customer requirements and inventory targets.
• Monitor & review EDI daily from all Customers.
• Ensures organization and flow of all Pre-Series parts as required
• Ensures that all required components and raw materials are available to meet Pre-Series plan. Cycle counts KAUFs & WIP parts on a weekly basis to maintain proper Pre-Series inventory levels.
• Plans Pre-Series sample requests and bank builds as required.
• Plans all Prototype shipments from independent tool shops.
• Maintains MM30 for Pre-Series as required.
• Ensure all Costumer Pre-Series/Prototype Part SAP Data is complete and up to date.
• Communicates Pre-Series discrepancies or issues with project managers, customers, planning, purchasing and suppliers as necessary.
• Responsible for Pre-Series shipping to schedule (on time).
• Support with Pre-Series part runs & shipments, as necessary.
• Reviews exception messages daily and processes and expedites accordingly.
• Manages Pre-Series freight in the most cost effective manner.
• Ensures excellent communication with production planning in the event of supply problems.
• Communicate with Planning personnel, Customers, Project Managers, Internal Sales, Logistics
• Update Customers directly of delay or shipping issues for all Prototypes/Pre-Series parts.
• Expectations are 24/7 availability by cell phone to answer calls during off shifts. May require off-hours written responses to customers, suppliers, project managers, tool shops, etc.
Work experience requirements:
3 + years experience in management of materials planning, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging components preferably in the automotive industry. Excellent computer skills, including experience with SAP.
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or relevant equivalent experience.

Laura Judd
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