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Materials Planner

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-14128


Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Other AL US, Other MS US

Job Posting Title

Materials Planner

The Challenge

As a Material Planner at GE Appliances, your role is heavily focused on managing raw and purchased component management. You will directly work with the supply base on timely shipment and receipt of material to support a high-speed manufacturing environment. The planner is also responsible for working with inbound transportation to track and coordinate Just in Time arrival of material. You will be heavily involved in Bill of Material (BOM) accuracy, New Model planning and excess/obsolescence analysis, and all logistics improvement projects.

What you will Do


  • Material planning and coordinating to ensure part availability for production including proactive and responsive problem solving with suppliers.
  • Drive and support all activities that improve Inventory Accuracy, Bill of Material Accuracy, Part Excess/Obsolescence analysis, New Model Introduction, and logistics planning.
  • Participate in logistics improvement projects including RWIP reduction, Supplier capacity data collection, and analysis, Returnable packing improvements.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships with existing and new suppliers.
  • Coordinate and manage any schedule changes or supply shortages with the scheduling team to have the least impact on manufacturing.
  • Assist with the cycle counting process to maintain accurate inventory counts.
  • Participate in the phase in and phase out of model lines, controlling part availability for successful model line launches, and obsolescence when models are discontinued
  • Create new processes to improve supplier performance, reduce expedites, and reduce inventory without causing downtime on the production lines.

GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship now or in the future for this position.

What you need to Succeed


  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in Supply Chain or materials management in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of MRP systems and systems capabilities
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks
  • Must possess sound judgment, planning, and systematic skills to relate to management, production, and supply base contacts
  • Customer focus, high energy and aggressive approach to issues


  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or related field
  • Six Sigma certification with experience in DMAIC, workout and other change mechanisms
  • Oracle software experience
  • Outstanding people skills, with the ability to drive exceptional results
  • Understanding of Appliance or similar industries
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

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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