Augusta, GA Automotive Permanent

This role manages material planning for production, aftermarket, etc. The Material Planning Manager leads a large team. S/he helps to resolve urgent material constraints and works closely with cross-functional teams to drive solutions for known gaps in supply. This role will lead, develop, and communicate material stocking strategies that will align with both desired service level as well as meet targeted financial goals.


  • Lead material planning activity to ensure timely delivery of material to support production.
  • Drive quarterly evaluation of planning parameters to optimize inventory investment.
  • Regularly evaluate team capabilities and identify opportunities for coaching and performance improvement.
  • Work with supplier to drive resolution and/or engage sourcing for commercial support.
  • Daily review of all past due purchase orders, orders to be placed, and early receipt shipments from suppliers.
  • Work cross functionally with different technical teams to determine proper parts needed to solve customer issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or related fields; APICS Certification preferred.
  • 7+ years of Material Planning/Buying experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, including 5+ years of large multinational and multi-site planning experience.
  • Proven Leadership skills with capability to lead change in a complex organization.
  • Exceptional analytical and reporting skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required.
  • Technically savvy, including Microsoft Office and MRP/ERP systems proficiency.
  • Ability to travel up to 5%.
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