Planner Material II
Hanes Brands

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Posted in Retail
10 days ago

Job Info

Ensure direct materials are available at manufacturing locations in a timely manner to support a high level of internal and external service and a cost-effective supply chain operation. Based on information from material requirements planning systems, the Material Planner communicates time-phased materials requirements to direct material suppliers and in-region material planning teams. The Senior Materials Planner maintains inventory levels within defined boundaries established by financial plans and minimizes costs associated with obsolete materials.

Service & inventory control:

  • Execute material buying decisions in support of operational and financial inventory plans resulting in the proper balance of material service and inventory investment, and minimize raw material obsolescence.
  • Analyze output of material planning systems designed to deliver service to the supply chain, and apply strategic judgment in developing material supply plans.
  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance to In-Region Material Planners, Purchasing Specialists and cross-functional peers across the global supply chain network (US, Central America, Caribbean, Asia)
  • Communicate material supply plans to suppliers and in-region material planning via formal orders, anticipated demand, and forecasts
  • Review/Manage Raw Material Target Inventory Levels, recognizing the need for updates when finished good inventory targets change
  • Monthly reviews of obsolescence and determine best course of action for aged inventories

New Product Support and Planning Systems Set-ups:

  • Upon formal adoption of new materials resulting from new programs or updates to exiting products, initiate and manage material deliveries to support supply chain.
  • Review @task for required activities and execute requirements

Adhoc requirements:

  • Reviewing new programs data (BOM, demand, suppliers, etc.) to detect possible errors and engage with other areas to resolve them
  • Provide support to US DCs in procuring supplies for reworks

Continuous improvement:

  • Challenge of existing ways of working in pursuit of opportunities for cost reduction, value improvement and application of lean processes.
  • Continuously identify process and business gaps that needs to improved.
  • Elevation of chronic or critical supplier performance issues to Material Planning Manager and Category Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Undergraduate Degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Analytics, Textiles or related field
  • 2-4 years of Supply Chain Planning experience
  • Demonstrated competency in MRP or similar supply chain planning systems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools with Advanced Proficiency in Excel (Build complex formulas, use pivot tables, special functions such as VLOOKUP, SUMIF, etc.)


  • Exposure to some or all of the following tools: SAS JMP, Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server

Competencies and Behaviors:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and engage with personnel at varying levels of management and experience; ability to cultivate and sustain high quality professional relationships; be willing to give and receive feedback.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, driven for results, effective at prioritizing and managing complex initiatives.
  • High degree of judgment and independent decision-making.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:

Telephone: 877.999.5553


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