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Material Planning and Logistics Analyst
Vonore, TN

General Description of Position:
The MP&L Analyst supports and coordinates the activities within the MP&L department including planning and scheduling, shipping, and receiving, inventory control, warehousing and data gathering for key metrics

Duties:
• Responsible for data collection / reporting of plant inventory levels and accuracy metrics
• Develops and ensures compliance to formal policies and procedures. Monitors trends and establishes action to improve
• Supports leadership, discipline, and support to ensure the highest level of safety, housekeeping(5S), and professionalism within the MP&L department
• Meet/exceed targets for Inventory Accuracy / line shortages
• Responsible for a plan for every part (PFEP) including ordering habits, inbound freight, storage, and line feeding.
• Directs freight and logistics functions in accordance with standards
• Provide support to freight providers and purchasing to optimize logistics efficiency.
• Must support all material flow activity in the plant
• Manage planning and inventory control activities for engineering changes, part revisions, launches and buildouts
• Time Studies to best optimize delivery routes, picking, and other aspects of material flow
• Other duties as assigned
• Monitor and support outbound transportation concepts

Requirements:

Education / Experience / Skills
• Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Materials Management or related field from a 4-year college or university
• Must have at least 3 years of experience in materials management and production control in a manufacturing environment
• APICS certification preferred
• Broad-based supply chain management and process development knowledge
• Exposure to multiple disciplines
• PC software knowledge and skills
• Lean manufacturing a plus
• Must be able to work out scheduling issues with both customers and suppliers.
• Strong leadership, planning, negotiating and problem-solving skills

Communications Ability
• Must be able to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers, and production personnel
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and customers.

Math Ability
• Strong math skills are required
• Strong financial and presentation skills

Reasoning Ability
• Must be able to analyze problems logically and develop plans for resolution
• Must be able to prioritize tasks and be organized in approach to planning
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to interpret instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
• Strong analytical problem-solving skills to determine root cause of the issues
• Proposes and oversees implementation of corrective actions

Computer Skills
• Proficient in MS Office software (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Outlook.
• Data analysis using Access, VB, Excel, or Other tools.

This position works under pressure of deadlines with interruptions occurring regularly.

Travel:
Position frequently requires more than 40 hours per week, with up to 25% travel.