Continental Corporation Material Planning Specialist in Guadalajara, Mexico

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

Auto req ID 86713BR

Job Title Material Planning Specialist

Country Mexico

Posting Location Guadalajara

Job Description

 Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum safety stock levels

 Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to point of fit

 Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions

 Day­to­day order management and management of deliveries

 Understand and manage risks to minimise impact on production schedule

 Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production

 Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement

 Utilise any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required

 Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy

 Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels

 Support inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy

 Minimise obsolete stock and ensure business is left with minimum liability

 Create regular statistical reports and analysis and update others in the organisation

 Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on­time materials to the production line as and when required, avoiding disruption to production

 Generate and communicate supplier material delivery schedules and forecasts to ensure they reflect requirements and meet demands

 Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and ensure demand for materials is met and deliveries made on time

 Develop and implement processes and work with suppliers on continuous improvement initiatives

 Support assessment and sourcing of suppliers in conjunction with members of the purchasing team

 Support supplier meetings and negotiations to ensure demand for materials is met

 Resolve supplier concerns and evaluate supplier performance in conjunction with members of the purchasing team

Job Requirements

Commitment to work towards professional accreditation with an industry related body

 Previous experience of materials planning ideally in the automotive or manufacturing environment

 Good understanding of supply chain processes and their interdependencies

 Understanding of supplier relationships and some experience of working with suppliers

 Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including advanced Excel skills

 Knowledge and experience of using MRP (Material Requirements Planning) systems or similar

 Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous

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