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Material Resource Planner

  2019-01-20     Gates Corporation     Greenville,SC  

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable.

We are Gates.


At Gates, we welcome challenges, celebrate hard work, and continually seek new talent to join our global company. Our Greenville, SC facility is looking for a Material Resource Planner. Please review below to see if this might be the right opportunity for you.


Responsible for Production Planning functions at the SKU level related to Make to Stock/Make to Order products produced/imported/exported from or to the US. Manage the overall inventory and demand signals of all items within the respective product lines. Maintains the Epicore CMS ERP system, generates optimal production schedules to achieve service and line balancing goals and trouble shoots material shortages. This position is a key member of the Plant Manager s staff.


  • Utilizes Epicore CMS ERP system and finite scheduling tools to develop optimal schedules
  • Responsible for updating planning parameters-including but not limited to master data, safety stock levels, and optimal lot sizes.
  • Must maintain service level of 95% in order to provide customer satisfaction, market posture and increase profitability
  • Create and maintains inventory forecast, production plan, quality of inventory and performance to plan measurements to support service level and working capital objectives
  • Manage material shortages and inventory control

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Typically requires several years of professional experience in function
  • Must have understanding of industry and the external influences on the business
  • May lead teams for continuous improvement of the process
  • Solid project management skills as will be assigned multi-faceted assignments
  • Develop and implement logistics plans that may affect the production, distribution and inventory of finished products in order to enhance desired production flow to achieve corporate objectives
  • Monitors inventory analyzes requirements in order to develop strategies to achieve desired delivery times and order fill rates
  • Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports
  • Coordinates logistics activities with internal/external plants
  • Frequent contact and interactions, both verbal and written with all levels of management

  • BS/BA or equivalent (3-5 years experience)
  • 3-5 years experience in inventory planning
  • Preferred experience with global manufacturing planning and inventory analysis

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Functions as an individual contributor with no supervisory responsibilities.

TRAVEL: Minimal, less than 10%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please be advised that Gates Corporation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

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