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QuEST Global Material Planner in Simpsonville, South Carolina



Material Planner

Job Description:

Who is QuEST?

Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.

The Team

We are a dynamic team, actively growing, and full of ambition and excitement. Our employees develop deep familiarity with our customers, their products, and tools, while QuEST managers champion a performance culture and ensure team engagement. You are empowered to make decisions, but with support from your leadership when you need it.

The Role

The successful candidate for this position has a strong knowledge of supply chain and the procurement processes. They are able to work within a team as well as independently, a passion for continuous improvement, and be the face of QuEST to your customers. Listen to customer’s problems, build on the experiences you have personally had, and then develop innovative ways to solve their engineering problems.

Our Culture

We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call intrapreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to monitor data and react accordingly to inputs in order to meet production requirements

  • Release work orders to shop floor material complete to maintain lean flow manufacturing process

  • Work with demand and forecasting, incorporating current and accurate information in order to provide Supply Chain with appropriate information to allow Purchasing to meet demand.

  • Perform material transactions as required on a daily basis to ensure units are material complete.

  • Perform related inventory transactions into the ERP system

  • Tracks and manages inter/intra-plant work in process (WIP), promise dating, expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery and flow

  • Expedite units and hardware through receiving inspection, final inspection, outline, traffic, and shipping.

  • Interface with other departments to ensure correct prioritization of product and plant site metrics are met.

  • Track and drive material orders to completion

  • Expedite hardware through process to ensure OTD to end customers

  • Assist factory associates in achieving lead time for end assemblies

  • Deliver necessary paperwork to factory associates enabling shipping of product

Specialized Knowledge / Skills

  • Experience or familiarity with the manufacturing of hardware required, electronics hardware preferred

  • Knowledge of wire harness assemblies or electronics products preferred but not required

  • Ability to create business correspondences and progress updates using email and MS PowerPoint required

  • Proficiency manipulating data within MS Excel to create graphs, charts, and tables required

  • Experience with Business Management Software, ERP, and Databases required; experience with SAP required

Education, Training, and Experience

  • AS degree in an Engineering or Technical domain (or equivalent experience)

  • BS degree in an Engineering or Technical domain preferred

  • 3-5 years of supply chain, Manufacturing experience in aerospace

Location : Simpsonville, SC

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Full Time-Regular

Assignment Country:

United States

Total Years of Exp:

3 - 6

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Experience Level:

Entry Level