Sr. Material Planner

Job Requisition: 7085

Sr. Materials Planner (Direct Hire)

Lincolnshire, IL 

Job Requisition: 7085

Description for Sr. Materials Planner:

The Senior Material Planner is responsible for purchasing parts, under the direction of the Parts Purchasing Supervisor and in coordination with the Lead Material Planner.   All work follows generally prescribed routines, although this is an individual contributor role this Sr. Materials Planner may be tasked with supervision of Jr material planners and service techs.

Responsibilities for Sr. Materials Planner: 

  1. Create, review and update assigned purchase orders accurately and per defined schedule
  2. Perform pricing, quantity, and other required validation of purchase orders prior to finalization
  3. Within established guidelines, makes material planning decisions related to order quantities, frequency and shipment method
  4. Review & update PO’s when required and assure confirmation status 
  5. Track & confirm deliveries of assigned PO materials 
  6. Continuously monitor past due status and reconcile discrepancies with suppliers
  7. Maintain high accuracy of PO data & processing 
  8. Take action to expedite backordered, past due, and/or out of stock materials/orders as necessary 
  9. Research receiving discrepancies to resolve quantity issues
  10. Maintain material master data as back up to Material Analyst
  11. Research accounting discrepancies to resolve pricing issues
  12. Maintain various spreadsheets and other data records by extracting, combining, updating, and creating new spreadsheets
  13. Assist department in maintaining up to date supplier information 
  14. Manage special projects as assigned
  15. Make copies, fax documents, perform other clerical functions and duties as assigned 
  16. Maintain an organized and secure work environment
  17. Support co-workers in other departments as needed
  18. Inform Manager of all noteworthy activities

Requirements for Sr. Materials Planner:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems; preferably with SAP
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • 3-5 years purchasing, supply chain or inventory management experience
  1. SAP experience 2-3 years
  2. ERP Experience
  3. MS Office Suite – Includes Excel functions such as Vlookup and PIVOT.
  4. ABC inventory management
  5. Experience with purchasing processes, and supply chain management
  6. Knowledge of inventory management standards and practices


*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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