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GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Material Planner in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Location

USA, Columbia, SC

Job Posting Title

Senior Material Planner

The Challenge

As a Senior Material Planner, you'll manage inventories and ensure that material resources are consistent with production schedules. Further responsibilities include determining material specifications, creating and maintaining inventory schedules, coordinating with internal departments, and managing external stakeholder relations.

A successful Senior Material Planner should be able to ensure the appropriate supply of cost-efficient and high-quality materials required to maintain steady production and product delivery.

What you will Do

  • Coordinates purchase requisitions and manufacturing orders based on program/manufacturing needs and existing inventory.

  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure appropriate routing, scheduling, and availability of components, assemblies and all materials necessary to support the bill of material and program requirements

  • Plan, issue and control material demands in order to meet production scheduling requirements

  • Advise management on status of work in process, material availability and potential production problems to ensure that materials are available as needed

  • Provides input, based on materials availability, to the Master Scheduler

  • Communicate with production and scheduling about production achievement on key products

  • Prepare On-Time, Complete Shipment Report, and Forecast Accuracy Report every week

  • Communicate and function hand in hand with the Materials team to ensure proper receipt of goods

  • Perform Cycle counting of parts to ensure on hand quantities are accurate for MRP run accuracy

  • Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet customer expectations

  • Analyze ERP demand / supply signals and submit Work Orders or Requisitions where required

  • Prepare documents needed for production

  • Identify critical shortages / roadblocks

  • Maintains the production schedule and other reports as required

  • Manage and react to daily hot list items

  • Follow-up as required with all teams to expedite flow of materials and documents to meet production schedule and customer expectation

  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory

  • Coordinating with BOM Specialist and Engineering to ensure minimum Obsolescence during Engineering change process

  • Participate in CIB meetings and process

What you need to Succeed

GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship for this position now or in the future.


  • BS Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field.

  • Experience with ERP systems a must

  • Proven supply chain experience

  • Ability to create and improve processes for a new product line

  • Strong systems capabilities (Microsoft Office, ERP systems, Life Cycle Management Systems and a willingness to learn proprietary systems)

  • Ability to lead others when a direct reporting relationship does not exist

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • High customer focus and energetic approach to issues

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks

  • Ability to drive a fork truck if circumstances require.


  • Experience with Oracle EBS ERP system

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve infrequent lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds.

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.

  • Working at Lineside as needed.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.