Planner/Inventory Analyst

  • Category
    Supply Chain
  • Location
    Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Type
    Direct hire

Manufacturing Planner / Inventory Analyst -  North Shore/Boston

The Manufacturing Planner / Inventory Analyst is responsible for all activities related to materials
management. This ranges from reviewing the delivery forecasts, planning and validating material
availability including day-to-day communication with management team. The Planner / Inventory
Analyst is considered as the subject matter expert in planning and is accountable for ensuring kit
completion and key contributor for material availability review and planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning of all work orders according to forecast and customer orders.
  • Planning of production orders, including verification of piece parts and subassembly availability.
  • Participate in daily/weekly production meetings and brings the material availability to table.
  • Plan for new product (NPI) introductions from R&D to volume manufacturing.
  • Reviews backlog to determine materials shortages and capacity requirements to provide  commitments feedback to customer.
  • Schedule and host meetings with all manufacturing partners, local or overseas, to reduce and eliminate shortages.
  • Drive solutions to reduce and eliminate any delays and roadblocks to meet target ship dates.
  • Performs scheduling functions involved with Managing Work orders, coordinating products and materials movement through the manufacturing processes to completion and on time shipment.
  • Set up routings in ERP system and prepare and print production orders and pick lists.
  • Assist in planning PO placement for volume and strategic parts using ERP’s MRP system.
  • Generate reports on status update for management.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
Key Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be proficient in ERP systems with an understanding of electromechanical manufacturing, multi-layer BOMs and test process.
  • Must have thorough understanding of MRP methodologies and all aspects of demand and supply management.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, and able to multi task.
  • Must be an efficient user of Microsoft office tools such as excel, word, PowerPoint. must be  able to create spreadsheets, charts and graphs, formulas, V-look ups, etc.
  • Must be efficient in proactively identify areas of potential supply concerns, keeping in mind capacity constraints, shortages and communicates analysis/recommendations to all parties impacted.
  • Must be flexible with work hours to meet and work with customers and suppliers in different geographic locations.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and capability to self-prioritize workload.
  • Above all a strong team player


In addition to competitive salary, Our Client offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes
company sponsored health insurance coverage, and a 401K plan. Non-financial benefits include a
friendly work environment.

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