Material Planner


Job Description
Position Description At a Glance Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Material Planner to join the ServerTech Team in Reno, NV. Under direction of the North American Planning Manager, the Material Planner II will provide expertise to create, review, amend, and maintain attainable and effective production schedules for assigned products and product families. The Material Planner II should have enough knowledge base to utilize system tools inclusive of material requirements and capacity planning to ensure that the supply chain is effective in meeting the needs of our customers while maintaining required delivery and inventory goals. The Material Planner II has a significant impact on customer service and production activity and therefore must be a creative thinker with sound decision-making ability that acts with the customer in mind. What Will You Do? * Coordinate with Contract Manufacturers (CM) to order and schedule finished goods and subassemblies, set priorities, communicate on components issues, and act as a general liaison for our Power, Access and Control Business Unit (PAC) and CM needs. * As required, prepare S&OP meeting agenda and participate in meeting discussion. * Manage and maintain inventory levels to ensure uninterrupted supply of parts while maintaining optimal inventory levels; ensure customer reliability and meet target inventory turns. * Maintain material master records that pertain to planning data in the ERP system. * As required, create production schedules, provide schedules that best utilize manufacturing labor and facilitate daily production meeting. * Develop and prioritize production schedule to meet sales order shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders. * As required, analyze forecasted demand to ensure buffer profiles and strategic inventory levels on components and finished goods are maintained. * Communicate and coordinate with production supervisors and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required. Attend daily production planning meetings to convey production schedules to manufacturing. * Provide regular updates to customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships. * Track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary. * Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain. * Inform management of potential production problems and assist in the implementation of both short- and long-term solutions. * Maintain internal electronic communication (chatter) on open customer opportunities and provide input at S&OP meeting. * Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning, customer service and inventory management. * Perform planning functions required to achieve the timely and successful launch of new products and, as assigned, participate on new product development teams. * Actively participate in ongoing company cost reduction efforts. * Develop and process planning bills of material. * Participate in internal and external audits. * Maintain a clean and safe workplace. * Display original thinking and creativity; Meet challenges with resourcefulness; Generate suggestions for improving work; Develop innovative approaches and ideas. * Display willingness to make decisions; Exhibit sound and accurate judgment; Support and explain reasoning for decisions; Include appropriate people in decision-making process; Make timely decisions. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University with emphasis in Supply Chain Management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience: Minimum 2 years of related experience in the supply chain function, preferably in planning/ scheduling in a manufacturing environment. APICS Basic Certification or in the progress of obtaining APICS Basic Certification, preferred. Skills/Knowledge/Abilities: * Knowledge of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP); certification preferred. * Project management skills including planning, organizing, and coordinating tasks. * Computer proficient with working knowledge of MRP/ERP software and Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint); experience with preferred. * Develop and maintain all relevant reports to perform planning functions including extracting raw data from a variety of software platforms, compile data into actionable information, present to senior leadership to facility data-driven decisions. * Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide information across multiple groups in the Company including Production, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, and Sales. * Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills and customer service skills. * Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently. * Familiarity of ISO 9000 standards and audit process. Desired Competencies: * Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures. * Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results. * Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods. * Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions. * Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity. * Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. * Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. Company Info About Legrand Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world's best employers. For more information, visit About Legrand North and Central America Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women's network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit About Legrand's Data Center Power and Control Division Legrand's Data, Power & Control (DPC) division is a global provider of award winning technology and infrastructure products which serve the expanding requirements of today's data centers and related ecosystems. Our innovative products are principally sold under the Starline, Raritan, Server Technology, US Safety Trolley, and Legrand brand names. As a leading provider of best in class overhead power supply system's, intelligent PDUs, KVM switches, connectivity, cabinet and containment solutions, our goal is to support next generation technologies with flexibility for future growth and energy and installation efficiencies, united by superior design. For more information, visit and Equal Opportunity Employer