Materials Analyst

Lexington, KY

Post Date: 07/23/2014 Job ID: EB-1800924964 Category: Operations

Basic Functions: The Material Control Analyst and all team members have the right and responsibility to shut down production in the event of a safety or quality issue.

Specific Duties:   
  • Generate material releases to suppliers on a weekly basis.
  • Cycle count and investigate discrepancies of on-hand inventory.
  • Familiar with QS9000, ISO14001 procedures.
  • Immediate communication to Master Scheduler and Materials Manager of any likely material runouts.
  • Secures prior approval from Master Scheduler and Materials Manager for any expedicted freight, conversion of part numbers to cover a shortage or procurement through non-direct supplier source (i.E. TMI).
  • Responsible for monthly supplier ratings, by generating discrepant material reports.
  • Responsible for validating packing slip to receipts, and monitoring production, scrap and other inventory-related data on the computer to accurately maintain inventory levels of production material.
  • Responsible for scheduling of incoming production material to ensure adequate inventory levels.
  • Responsible for analyzing cycle counts adjustments to ensure accurate inventory accountability and make recommendations to Master Scheduler.
  • Monitors suppliers and expedite commercial carriers to ensure that deliveries scheduled are consistently met and any error rectified on a timely basis.
  • Assists various other departments such as Accounting, Receiving, and Shipping in resolution of discrepancies.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining of computer data to ensure database integrity.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Master Scheduler, which includes daily tasks and checklist.
  • Utilize methods for continuous improvement.

Reporting Relationship: Master Scheduler  

Education Required: College degree or equivalent experience.

Experience Required: Three to five years production control experience within a manufacturing environment. Strong Excel, menu driven software experience. Strong problem solving skills. Experience in computerized material requirement planning helpful.

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