Materials Planning Analyst

JTEKT Automotive South Carolina, Inc.



Materials Planning Analyst


JJTEKT Automotive North America


Production Control


Morristown, TN


Salaried Exempt


Manager, Production Control








• Interpret customer forecasts to determine inventory requirements. Place purchase orders with suppliers to ensure that materials are in place to meet customer, production and inventory goals. Provide support for external warehouse as needed.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

• Review material requirements plan and release Purchase Orders as needed.

• Monitor current inventory and customer requirements to create weekly plan for Manufacturing.

• Create ramp up and build out plan, as required for assigned value stream.

• Material Requirement Planning (MRP) as assigned.

• Follow up and understand parts situation anytime; able to provide supply/demand simulations.

• Troubleshoot problems and abnormal situations with suppliers including receiving issues.

• Assist in control and improvement of inventory levels.

• Track ECI changes for assigned parts.

• Assist in reconciling on hand quantity and receiving discrepancies (inventory & packaging)

• Assist in physical inventory and cycle counting.

• Help develop and track progress for metric reporting.

• Attend APQP meetings, as required for assigned value stream.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of manufacturing operations.

• Knowledge of parts ordering, preferable MRP (ordering principles, etc.).

• Knowledge of factors that influence inventory (B.O.M., reporting, etc.).

• Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).

• Excellent attendance record.

• Good computer skills (experience with MS Windows and Oracle preferred).

• Knowledge of systems (MRP, OE&I, REP, ASN-EDI, etc.).

• Knowledge of Kanban system and visual controls.

• Demonstrated ability to perform well under extreme pressure.

• Takes ownership and responsibility.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills.

• High degree of attention to detail and accuracy.

• High math and reading skills.

• Ability to handle multiple job assignments and time lines.

• Material handling and warehouse experience and knowledge.

• Quality Department knowledge.

• Ability to work overtime is an essential function of the position.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree – Business preferred, but not required.

• Experience in manufacturing and production control processes and procedures.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Work is mostly performed in an office setting with considerable time spent working on a computer. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment.

• The performance of this position will require exposure to warehousing areas which may require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, hearing protection, steel toed shoes, and reflective vests.

• Travel by automobile and plane required approximately 10% of time.

Employee may perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.