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Material Planning Specialist

Location: Toledo
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Material Planning Specialist is responsible to ensure the efficient and continuous flow of materials for the Composites Americas business. The successful candidate will collect and analyze data regarding orders and production levels and to predict future demand for materials. Specifically, this role will be responsible to coordinate the Planned Availability process for Composites Americas. This includes entering customer specific planned availability volumes in SAP, tracking actual orders against the allocated quantities and communicating out to business leadership variances to plan. Additionally, the Materials Planning Specialist will be responsible to manage the flow of imported materials into the Americas. The Material Planning Specialist is also responsible for managing the daily Wet Formed Mat orders between sourcing plants for our largest internal customer.

Reports to : The position directly reports to the GRS Americas S&OP/Sourcing Lead and is a key member of various cross-functional teams focused on enhancing our order fulfillment process

Lead and support safety initiatives and processes to drive towards zero recordable injuries.
Incorporate the safety stand and safe improvements into all people-related initiatives.
Live the Safety Stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities

Managing Daily Planned Availability Operations
Acts as a liaison between the Commercial Team, Material Planners, Plant Operations and Customer Service in the management of the Planned Availability process
Aligns with Business Leadership on planned availability volumes, by product & month, and utilizes SAP to its fullest capability
Works closely with the Commercial Team regarding questions of order status and priorities
Works closely with Customer Service in making sure all orders are placed for the current month
Works with the Plant Teams to identify and call out production variances to plan that can impact allocation quantities

Manage Import Materials into the Americas
Aligns S&OP results with order activity between NA and multiple country shipping locations
Tracks & facilitates all international inbound shipments into the Americas region
Follow up on import customs documentation when necessary.
Works with the shipper & freight forwarder for any shipments that are held up in customs.

Wet Formed Mat Order Management
Serves as a liaison between the Composites Non-Wovens Team and Roofing
Evaluates open Roofing & Asphalt orders, planned Wet Formed Mat production and corresponding inventory projections to identify gaps in supply
Directs Roofing Buyers and Composite Logistics to move orders between Wet Formed Mat manufacturing facilities, as needed, to ensure uninterrupted supply to the R&A plants
Communicates out to Composites Leadership any projected shortfalls that can't be satisfied through order adjustments

2-5 years' experience in a sourcing, supply chain planning, customer service, or materials management role preferred
General supply chain and business acumen
Critical thinking, analytical skills and problem solving
Forecasting experience and acumen
Be able to not only manage and analyze large amounts of data but summarize and present them to a wide variety of participants
Can operate in a fast paced, day to day operations work environment
Able to work independently and with a team
The ability to manage multiple activities, manage projects, and effectively communicate results
High work standards / quality
Decision making capabilities a must
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
SAP knowledge a plus #LI-KJ1

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500 - company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit
Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: OWENS CORNING, Toledo , Material Planning Specialist, Professions , Toledo, Ohio

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