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Materials Planner in Automotive

Location : Hamptonville, NC
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1-3 Years
Required Education : Associates Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Metro Industrial Services is seeking to immediately fill the position of Materials Planner for a company in Hamptonville, NC. This is a Direct Hire. Apply now!

Duties are as follows:

  • Under general direction Materials Planner performs purchasing tasks associated with Supplier Production scheduling, order placement, expediting, and problem resolution

  • Under the direction of Director of Purchasing, Planner manages purchasing strategy in support of business goals and objectives

  • Analyzes demand signal generated by Production Scheduler, MRP, and other raw material inventory management systems and plans Supplier orders to support inventory and production goals

  • Works closely with Production planning and Receiving Staff to ensure on-time delivery of raw material and supplies

  • Reviews Oracle reports to determine when new purchase orders should be placed for required raw materials and supplies

  • Conducts root cause analysis for raw material or supply shortages and reports to Customer Service and Management team

  • Serves as an active participant in LSS programs that promote continuous improvement

  • Provides cost and operations analysis to highlight opportunity areas and to explain actual performance

  • Works with Area Production Managers to minimize stock-out situations and develop contingency plans

  • Coordinates daily Production schedules through the area supervisors and appropriate Area Production Managers

  • Participates in and contributes to the accurate completion of Physical inventories as required and per appropriate outside auditor requirements

  • Continually addresses inventory turns and levels, keeping the balance of the organization informed of trends, shifts, and targets

  • Maintains appropriate Kanban levels in conjunction with division purchasing and forecasting requirements

  • Maintains MRP accuracy levels and pull sheet documentation with all appropriate suppliers

  • Ensures daily planner activities are completed in a timely fashion to support the ongoing business activities


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Term-Life &

  • Short Term Disability

Required Qualifications :

Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Associates degree required (Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering; Degree must be from an accredited institution)

  • 1-3 years of Materials Planning experience with exposure to multi-level BOM structures

  • Experience with a broad array of material commodities and product cycles

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience with MRP systems (Oracle preferred)

  • Excellent people and Communication skills

  • Above-average Computer proficiency required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Customer Focus

  • Drive for Results

  • Creative Program Solving

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Communication

  • Accountability

Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules

  • Must be able to work extended hours when required

  • Must carry out all other duties as assigned

About Metro Industrial

Metro, unlike many other employment agencies, puts a tangible emphasis on helping people and providing them with an extraordinary experience. Metro Services strives for greater innovation by providing more opportunity within the workforce and greater incentives to its employees.

Metro Industrial Services does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color and religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disabilities or any other characteristics protected by law.

Learn more about us by visiting our website at metroindustrialservices.com.

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