Martinrea is seeking applicants for a Material Planner at their facility in TUSCALOOSA, Alabama. Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products.


SALARY: $45K - $65K



  • Provide support to Supply Chain Operations department by ensuring Raw/Component inventory levels are within stated parameters, ordering of raw materials/components and On-Time-Delivery of material to meet Production Schedules.
  • Run MRP and maintain ERP system integrity.
  • Send 12 week forecast & weekly releases for all materials ensuring on time delivery, including service
  • Ensure suppliers EDI compliance
  • For all suppliers follow up on shortages and expedites
  • Managing inventory to meet plant and corporate objectives
  • Schedule inbound and outbound freight (Interface with 3PL provider)
  • Manage relationships with suppliers
  • Resolve supplier invoice discrepancies (price or quantity)
  • Investigate Inventory Discrepancies, determine root cause and implement corrective actions (may need to assist with CMS inventory entries)
  • Report Daily on inventory discrepancies
  • Issue weekly releases to suppliers based on MRP from CMS via EDI
  • Work with production and purchasing to ensure inventory and supplier release accuracy. Work with scheduling to ensure on time delivery of materials
  • Take leadership role in quarterly physical inventories
  • Provide direction to other employees to ensure accurate production reporting
  • Ensure that raw materials and product are dispersed and consumed based on FIFO
  • Coordinate the purchasing of production materials
  • Responsible to act as a back up to the Inventory Control Analyst and perform duties as necessary.
  • Review inventory level of purchased material are within the department/company goals for inventory turns
  • Contribute to continuous improvement, productivity, quality, customer service, cost reduction, safety and housekeeping
  • Quantitative Measurements:
  • Achieving and maintaining raw material turns of over 40
  • Maintaining inventory accuracy of over 90%
  • Human resources policies, and Martinrea Employee Handbook
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes, standards and legislation including Environmental Legislation, O. Reg 851 for Industrial Establishments, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (with emphasis on Section 28, (1) (a)-(d), (2) (a)-(c))
  • Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook


  • Excellent communication skills; customer service skills
  • Courses in inventory control is an asset
  • 3 4 years’ experience in similar role; experience in automotive manufacturing environment
  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong Coordination and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve issues from a variety of known options


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Safety shoe and prescription safety glasses reimbursement.
  • Supplier discounts.
  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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