The New Product Introduction Materials Planner (also known as an Industrialization Planner) is a critical resource on all new product development teams across Rockwell's businesses, ensuring that all material requirements for prototypes, pilots, and production start-up are properly managed. The position also works closely with product management during important product lifecycle changes, including series changes, large scale product redesigns, and end of life. The successful candidate will have a broad background in all aspects of planning, including procurement, production control, inventory management, and launching new products.
Determine stocking strategies, should the new product be stocked or built to order at Available-For-Sale date. Responsible for component and finished goods inventory levels both at time of product launch and at end of life.
Ensure the RFQ process with SSO/Purchasing is getting responses in a timely manner and frequently review material lists of critical components necessary to maintain the new product release schedules.
Lead discussions with the Master Scheduler/Finished Goods Planner and plant Production Control Analysts to review inventory planning parameters required to successfully launch a product and maintain its supply chain health during initial production ramp-up.
Coordinate the material requirements, purchase orders, and inventory plans to support all prototypes and pilot builds as well as acceleration into steady state operations (Post Available-for-Sale), ensuring material availability for all pilots and prototypes to support the product development timeline. This will include managing material availability by setting and monitoring SAP exceptions, actual component usage, and following-up with suppliers on parts and materials needed to support operations.
Coordinate and execute the Pre/Post Available-for-sale master schedule which includes working with the Master Scheduler/Finished Goods Planner to comprehend the monthly production of safety stock or targeted finished goods inventories.
Support for End-Of-Life material planning activities for product discontinuation to minimize inventory impact due to obsolescence. This requires a higher level of materials project management since this may include manually monitoring inventory levels outside of the materials system.
EOE, M/F/Disabled Vet
Internal Number: 2602825
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