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Materials Planner

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115586 

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Job Description





A Career at HARMAN



We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.



Position Summary:


Assuring the material supply for production plan, by effective analysis of the demand, inventory and the correct communication with the supplier, always focused on improve team performance and oriented of the not disturbing the production schedule plan. Creating a sustainable Process & Strategies related to material planning and inventory control.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • As a part of the supervisory responsibilities, if there is not an employee to attend the process, the direct boss will have to attend the process or assign the activities to another employee (with equal qualifications).



Job Responsibilities:


  • Make daily analysis of inventory levels to avoid any shortages components.
  • Make analysis to releases week by week to detect demand variations.
  • Make weekly planning orders to supplier base according the current customer demand.
  • Identify and implement improvements to reduce obsolescence risk.
  • Identify and implement improvements to increase efficiency of labor.
  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through established communication channels.
  • Assure high level of data and transactional integrity in the ERP system in order to achieve high levels of inventory accuracy.
  • Oversee all production materials planning cycles and transactions in order to achieve appropriate levels of inventory.
  • Minimize freight and premium freight services through the proper planning processes.
  • Implement lean manufacturing techniques as related to material handling and control.
  • Support product changes and inventory levels to assure minimal obsolescence.
  • And other activities assigned by Sr. Materials Planner.



Basic Qualifications:


  • Integrity.
  • Innovation.
  • Inclusion.
  • Teamwork & Respect.
  • Excellence.
  • Engineering, International Business, Finance or Administration Degree.
  • 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Experience in the automotive industry preferably.
  • Experience with customer relationship.
  • Knowledge on inventory tasks (cycle count, audits, customer service)
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 and ISO 14001.
  • English 70%, Advance English level (reading and writing that allow fluid presentations).




Preferred Qualifications:


  • Leadership.
  • Change Orientation.
  • Collaboration.
  • Judgment.
  • Result Driven.
  • Initiative.
  • Analytical.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Achievement oriented.
  • SAP system.
  • APICS.
  • Computer knowledge.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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