Material Planner (PCB) EDGE Group Abu Dhabi

The Material Planner at EDGE Group ensures that the supply of materials meet the production schedule and minimum stock levels, to maintain smooth flow of production operations. The job incumbent is also responsible to plan and monitor the materials and products using production plans and information and manage the efficient flow of inventory.

Responsibilities of Material Planner

  • Schedule and oversee the adequate supply of materials consistent with production schedules to ensure efficient flow of production process.
  • Determine material specifications as per production requirements and ensure they are cost-effective and meet the quality standards.
  • Analyse supply trends and customer demands to create and maintain an inventory schedule in order to facilitate optimum inventory level of materials.
  • Conduct inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy against agreed target levels.
  • Monitor materials flow to identify bottlenecks and forecast problems, adjust or schedule changes and cancellations to resolve inventory issues.
  • Utilise and leverage the SAP planning system to generate demand and maintain accurate process flow.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to share updates on materials, engineering changes, quality issues, production plans, timelines, etc.
  • Prepare and provide regular statistical reports to key stakeholders and suggest ways to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets. Identify areas of improvement and suggest continuous improvement initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for role of a Material Planner (PCB) are as under:

  • Minimum: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics, engineering, or supply chain management. 
  • Preferred: Certified in Association for Operations Management (APICS) / CIPM.
  • Minimum: 2-3 years of experience in material planning using SAP as an operating system, inventory management or purchasing.
  • Preferred: 5+ years of industry and regional experience in material planning using SAP as an operating system.

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