Logistics Planner

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  • Location: Corporate Headquarters 4700 Lang Ave McClellan, CA 95652
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  • Email: jobs@villara.com
  • Description: Position Overview Analyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of the Battery Division. Assist in developing plans and manage the critical details to minimize production delays, maximize gross profit and resource utilization. Technical Responsibilities of the Job
    • Proactively manage production schedules (quarterly, weekly, daily)
    • Proactively manage material orders
    • Manage numerous BOMs in SAP
    • Coordinate with the Procurement team, Operations Manager and General Manager
    • Develop an understanding of customers' needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
    • Manage subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals, developing performance specifications, and serving as liaisons between subcontractors and organizations.
    • Develop proposals that include documentation for estimates.
    • Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.
    • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
    • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
    • Explain proposed solutions to customers, management, or other interested parties through written proposals and oral presentations.
    • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
    • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
    • Report project plans, progress, and results.
    • Protect and control proprietary materials.
    • Stay informed of logistics technology advances.
    • Provide project management services, including the provision and analysis of technical data.
    • Manage the logistical aspects of product life cycles, including coordination or provisioning of samples, and the minimization of obsolescence.
    • Perform system lifecycle cost analysis and develop component studies.
    • Plan, organize, and execute logistics support activities, such as maintenance planning, repair analysis, and test equipment recommendations.
    • Participate in the assessment and review of design alternatives and design change proposal impacts.
    • Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.
    • Support the development of training materials and technical manuals.
      Behavioral Responsibilities of the Job
    • Intelligent, adaptive, and teachable. Willing to accept constant feedback and continually improve
    • Work well in a high-energy, fast paced, and rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to remain calm and handle stress well
    • Building rapport with team members, vendors, and key customers
    • Follow up and follow through
    • Ability to take initiative and focus on results
    • Convey complicated information in written and verbal communication that is simple, clear, concise, professional, and friendly
    • Strive to reach your full potential. Everyone is expected to grow and improve.
    • Willingness to work flexible schedules/shifts
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a changing team
    • Committed to creating and participating in a positive workplace culture
    • Capable of providing excellent internal and external customer interactions
    Training/Certification
    • 3 – 5 years SAP experience
    • 2 – 5 year Manufacturing experience
    Education
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    Individuals must be able to:
    • Elite organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong knowledge of MRP and BOMs
    • Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing processes
    • High level of proficiency in MS Excel
    • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Proficiency with SAP
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