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Materials Planner

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


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

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.


Materials Planner


USA, Decatur, AL

Other AL US, Other MS US

How You'll Create Possibilities


  • 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'll Bring to Our Team


  • 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

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected]



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