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Detroit, MI, US

Materials Planner


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Materials Planner          
Detroit, Michigan – Detroit Nevada Plant


As a member of the Materials team, the material planner will be responsible for ensuring purchased parts arrive in required production time frame while maintaining minimal on-hand inventory and to provide accurate data analysis and planning of customer releases.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Ensures daily material requirements are met.
  • Checks customer release in system to verify accuracy and on-hand inventory versus production requirements.
  • Ensures vendors are shipping according to schedule with correct carriers and consolidations.
  • Achieve optimal inbound/outbound freight spend and manage Premium Freight.
  • Ensures incoming shipments are up to current release schedule requirements.
  • Contacts vendors daily regarding production/quality concerns as required.
  • Checks cycle count reports to verify on-hand inventory as required.
  • Highlight any hot shipments or concerns.
  • Verify correctness of receivers entered into the system.
  • Maintains Bill of Materials to ensure accuracy.


Advantages of working at Lear in the Materials group:

  • Highest visibility plant launch in Lear history, working with leaders across all business units.
  • Global Supply Chain - future of the business, working on the front line.
  • Working with new technologies in shipping, material handling, warehouse management.
  • State of the art facility, working with the best leaders in the organization.


Your Qualifications:

  • Four year college degree and/or equivalent experience in materials or inventory control.
  • Understanding of computer spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.


Bonus If You Have:

  •  Worked in a manufacturing environment





Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit