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.
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.
Bachelor's degree or relevant equivalent experience.