Materials Planner



51-200 employees

Product development and business consulting firm

Industrial & Manufacturing
Automotive & Transportation
Consumer Goods
Food & Agriculture

Mid, Senior

Holland, MI, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in related field; or equivalent.
  • Relevant professional certification desired.
  • Five years of progressive experience with inventory, planning, purchasing, oo logistics management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with ERP preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with internal and external contacts at various levels.
  • Strong organizational skills to establish priorities, identify and set goals, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Demonstrated good problem-solving and negotiation skills to perform job duties independently and make decisions that meet company goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work on assignments that are broad in nature, involving a high degree of originality and ingenuity.
  • Proficiency with tools/equipment related to the job (e.g.; advanced Microsoft Excel formulas.).
  • Must have the current and continuing right to work in the United States without restrictions or expirations.
  • Responsible for using parameters to drive inventory at a target level defined by part and by role within manufacturing unit (safety stock, planner codes, lead times, etc.)
  • Responsible for multiple suppliers and components across multiple commodities.
  • Purchases inventory by placing purchase orders and/or releases for blanket purchase orders.
  • Coordinates incoming material with supplier base to ensure that material is available to meet manufacturing needs while keeping inventory on hand at minimum levels.
  • Communicates with suppliers on an ongoing basis. Expedites inventory as needed.
  • Monitors inventory levels, supplier delays, demand changes, etc. against the incoming supply of material and manages exceptions. Escalates to Materials Manager or Purchasing as required.
  • Identifies supply solutions to meet demand inputs to achieve the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost. Reviews current inventory, reviews prior usage, and anticipates demand.
  • Resolves inventory issues, cycle counts inventory, and engages in corrective action regarding inventory variances.
  • Coordinates and communicates with other Planners to ensure on-time deliveries to the customer.
  • Key purchasing contact for supplier performance and issue resolution.
  • Interprets and analyzes MRP requests and capacity issues. Determines and prepares production schedules to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts and/or customer orders.
  • Analyzes production specifications/schedules and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools, and human resource requirements. Coordinates with Corporate Planning to ensure company-wide capacity, logistics, and service objectives are met.
  • Plans and schedules workflow of each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and teams.

DISHER stands out as a comprehensive product development and business consulting firm, offering a wide range of solutions from product development to talent attraction, and serving a diverse array of markets. The company's commitment to understanding their clients' culture and goals, coupled with their expertise in hiring top technical talent, positions them as a strategic partner rather than just a service provider. With a track record of enhancing performance, productivity, and profits for Fortune 500 companies and independent inventors alike, DISHER's impact is felt locally, nationally, and globally.

Company Stage


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Zeeland, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth