Central Material Planner


Grugliasco, IT

Country/Region:  Italy
Job Function:  Logistics
Requisition ID:  17202
Employment Type:  Salary

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Company Overview

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at lear.com, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation



It is the mission of the Materials Planner to work within the key role to ensure that Material/Logistics requirements support customer requirements, manufacturing productivity targets and develop ‘best in class’ practice He/she will be responsible to ensure this activity is achieved within targeted criteria determined by the departmental objectives.


Key tasks

•             Ensure productions materials are delivered to the manufacturing line on a Just in Time basis and promote key measurable targets are met on a daily basis.

•             Coordinating Inbound / outbound traffic; ocean, sea, air and domestic, including working with carriers and 3PL providers.  Maximizing the cost effectiveness of this function.  

•             Analyse and manage customer schedules ensuring accurate and timely schedules are issued to suppliers ensuring zero premium costs.

•             To support manufacturing and customer requirement

•             To support supplier component lead times.    

•             To maintain Inventory Targets of value and accuracy.

•             To manage supplier and inventory static data on the ERP to accurately reflect operations requirements.

•             Ensure the timely and cost-effective introduction of ECN’s, New Parts etc to the operations environment.

•             Provide information and support to the general management team as necessary regarding any operational issues

•             Follow departmental procedures and work methods to ensure 100% delivery of production materials to line. Continuously look to develop existing procedures and methods leading to ultimate internal and external customer satisfaction.

•             Manage systems and measures which encourage supplier accountability for specific tasks, goals and the general introduction of changes within the supply chain to support site objectives.

•             Utilise problem solving methods and communication skills to provide support to other internal departments and customer personnel in resolving open issues within all areas of the business in order to continuously improve quality and productivity.

•             Effectively communicate with internal/external customers and suppliers regarding any relevant issues concerning the supply of components within the supply chain.

•             Using effective communication skills liaise with all levels of internal personnel in order to collect and evaluate information to analyse issues then to communicate instructions on how to implement any changes that may be required.

•             Lead by example with regard to all aspects of health, safety and the environment in order to provide a role model for employees.

•             Promote corporate work ethics, teamwork and a general culture of change and flexibility within all team members to develop the continuous improvement initiative within the Company.



Key requirements


•             University degree in Engineering, Business, IT or related field (Major in logistics preferred).

•             Fluent English.

•             Ability to be part of teams capable to reach the Plant targets.



•             Initial experience in Materials Planning Environment (Logistics, Supply Chain Management).

•             French highly preferred. Any other language would be positively valued.

•             MFG PRO / QAD Tools

•             Ms Office (Excel)




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