Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Shenzhen


Material Planner - Fabrics Division - Shenzhen, China-183145
The Material Planner is responsible for the formal planning and execution of all tactical processes required to secure and manage direct materials based on a forward looking production plan.  The role is responsible for creating and maintaining valid plans for the requisition of the parts and materials in the system of record. The material planner will be responsible to identify and manage appropriate inventory levels and to manage planning data through collaboration with the planning and procurement.

Responsibility Summary

Supply Chain Planning Execution:
•Create, validate and maintain a valid materials plan based upon the Master Production Schedule.
•Releases against the established commitment & contract for the purpose of meeting the production & inventory schedules and communicates this release to the supplier
•Ensure the right materials are released at the right time to minimize overall costs and cash impact
•Partner with Procurement and Manufacturing for resolution of short-term supply/demand imbalances for materials.
•Execute inventory levels and replenishment models for dependent and independent demand items that are part of the finished good (direct materials)
•Works closely with Procurement to ensure “strategic inventory reserves” are being executed upon for risk mitigation
•Identify dispositions for slow moving inventories.  Lead process where required.
•Communicate material supply problems and resolutions with Procurement
•Provides input to or creates the mid to long term material plans
•Uses Supplier capacity information for planning purposes for short term execution

Functional Excellence & Continuous Improvement:
•Actively lead and participate in the continuous improvement of the material planning process
•Works actively with Procurement to assist in Supplier performance improvement

Key Accountabilities
•Valid* material plan (*plan whereby the materials and the resources are available to execute the plan)
•Timely communication of any issues that may impact the production plan
•Inventory plans aligned with business financial objectives and supply plans
•Released Purchase Order maintenance: quantity and time (within guidelines issued by Procurement)
•Participates in data management and planning parameters for materials planning (safety stock)

Responsible Metrics
•Procurement: for Supplier plans (short and mid) and performance management
•Asset Scheduler (Manufacturing): to align production schedules and material plans (and communication of issues that will disrupt the production schedule)
•Master Scheduler & Master Planner: to communicate impact of changes
•Warehouse & Logistics: for expediting or prioritizing release of raw materials to manufacturing
•NPD: understanding the material requirements for shared use items between commercial and NPD


•BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, business, or technical field. And/or
•High School/Secondary school transcript plus 5 years relevant experience
•APICS CPIM preferred
•Continuous Improvement certification preferred
•Operations, scheduling, and planning experiences are preferred
•ERP and reporting expertise preferred 

Job:  Purchasing/Materials Management
Primary Location:  Asia Pacific-China-Guangdong-Shenzhen
Travel:  No
Shift:  Day (1st shift)

About the company

Gore is a materials science company whose associates are driven by curiosity and the opportunity to improve lives through our products and innovations.

Working closely and collaboratively with our customers, we devise best-fit solutions that work the first time and every time — delivering a high standard of reliability expected by our customers and the people they serve. With products ranging from medical devices that treat aneurysms to high-performance GORE-TEX® Fabrics, and with over 2,000 patents granted in our 55-plus-year history, we’re committed to innovations that improve lives.

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