Material Planner at Kohler Co. in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:

Material Planner

Responsible for the scheduling of sourced component part deliveries and internally machined/assembled production part activities of assigned materials to achieve the highest service levels to the end customer with the lowest inventory cost. Build and maintain strong supplier relationships to achieve continuous improvements in delivery. 
Good understanding of ERP systems, MRP and Kanban. Good understanding of basic system set points and their control on planning. Good understanding of component, machining and assembly processes and the planning of them.


1.Place and maintain orders for on-time delivery for materials under MRP planning. Take action to expedite and de-expedite parts and raw materials as well as make adjustment actions based on any capacity restrictions or load constraints. Advise status of part flow to due dates or of delays. 
2.Build trust by working in partnership with manufacturing, suppliers and buyers to reduce lead times and minimum order quantities. 
3.Follow-up as required with all teams to expedite flow of materials and documents to meet production schedule and customer expectation.
4.Analyze cycle count data to assure inventory accuracy aligns with Corporate Accounting guidelines. 
5.Focus on the end customer by improving business and supply chain processes. 
6.Drive continuous improvements for smaller more frequent deliveries, just in time. 
7.Set high standards of performance by measuring and reducing inventory to increase turns. 
8.Maintain and control SAP master data to assure individual component data integrity. 
9.Investigate and resolve blocked invoices due to quantity related issues. 
10.Proactively work with stockroom associates to address suspected inventory accuracy issues. 
11.Ability to manage multiple complex tasks to completion
12.Create return purchase orders as necessary for claim returns by obtaining RMA's; and preparing return shipment documents.
13.Perform other related assignments as directed. 

Education and experience requirements

*2+ years experience in materials planning and scheduling in a manufacturing or purchasing environment
*Experience in inventory management, ERP(SAP Preferred) /MRP and Kanban systems
*Demonstrated continuous improvement, mathematical, problem-solving and organizational skills
*Proficiency in SAP and Microsoft products 
*Individual must possess strong characteristics in the area of initiative, attitude, assertiveness and sense of urgency
*Ability to work in a team environment
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Associate's Degree in Business/Operations Management or related field preferred

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact

.  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

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