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Parts Material Planner

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-14022


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Parts Material Planner

The Challenge

The Parts Material Planner oversees the demand and supply chain planning for our parts warehouses. This role has a direct impact on our ownership experience for our customers by ensuring our service, retail and installation parts are at the correct inventory levels in each of our warehouses. Our Service organization relies on our ability to provide immediate availability of parts to repair our appliances and the Sales team needs great availability of retail and installation parts to generate margin for the business.

What you will Do

  • Manage supply chain for a portfolio of suppliers to maintain product availability, 100% schedule achievement, and 0 schedule changes.
  • Resolve supplier issues and develop cost effective strategies to minimize the impact of material availability issues.  Develop supplier relationships to effectively respond to electronic scheduling.
  • Ensure inventory quantities, ASN shipping notices and receipts are accurate and supplier issues and inventory surplus/deficits are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Work with quality team to ensure proper inventory coverage when parts are rejected from working inventory.
  • Utilize Oracle system tools such as Scale, Oracle, ASCP to detect inventory issues early before they become customer backorders.
  • Provide clear and concise priorities for a portfolio that includes international as well as domestic suppliers.
  • Manage inventory levels across the Parts distribution network – overall responsibility for multi-million-dollar inventory.
  • Drive inventory reduction through improved material planning setups, supplier cycle reductions, transportation improvements, vendor managed inventory, etc.
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive communication on any issues/changes for material flow operations.
  • Drive for quick resolution of customer/backorder issues by working cross functionally with product management, sourcing, factory, distribution and field service
  • Collaborate cross functionally with the appropriate functions to manage part and supplier changes as well as successfully launch new products and communicate get healthy dates from any material shortages.

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications

  • AS/ABA/ABS or higher degree from an accredited university/college or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience within a Supply Chain or Customer Service function
  • Strong analytical skills, able to analyze data from multiple sources to arrive at an optimal solution for service and cost
  • Inclusive with a track record of working successfully within cross functional teams and across multiple organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt personal communication style to the needs of the audience
  • Data analysis skills utilizing available system tools (SAS, Microsoft Access, Excel and/or other digital tools)

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior plant materials experience
  • Prior use of Oracle ERP SCM applications

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work when workload demands
  • Minimal travel is expected

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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