Material Planner Job Description

material planner job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Material Planner Job Description

Material planners manage the procurement of materials needed, while also planning the production, use, and disposal of waste materials.

Material planners manage inventories and stockroom operations, while also coordinating with suppliers, manufacturers, and customers.

They track inventory levels and review shipment invoices, and they may work with production, accounting, and purchasing personnel to ensure material inventory levels are accurate and that current product in-stock levels meet customer demands.

Material planners also monitor the production, use, and disposal of waste materials.

They establish, maintain, and review procedures designed to eliminate waste, and they coordinate and monitor safety and environmental

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Material Planner who can help us optimize our inventory and production process. The ideal candidate will have experience in a manufacturing or production environment and be familiar with MRP/ERP systems. They will be able to identify opportunities for improvement and work with the team to implement changes.

Material Planner Duties:

  • Ensure that materials are properly ordered and delivered to the jobsite
  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels, requisitioning materials and equipment, and ordering new materials when necessary
  • Complete and submit paperwork, reports and documentation accurately
  • Assist in conducting job cost analysis, tracking costs and profits
  • Prepare reports for management, clients, and customers

Material Planner Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze suppliers, products, and plans to identify cost and logistics issues
  • Coordinate with relevant departments and suppliers, and make recommendations for improvement
  • Create and update vendor and material lists, and update database with product specs and quantities
  • Maintain and update BOMs (Bill of Materials) in all systems
  • Assign, monitor, and delegate materials-related work
  • Conduct inventory counts as needed
  • Determine material needs for projects and oversee their procurement
  • Update inventory and procurement systems
  • Assist in various training and orientation programs
  • Assist with safety programs and protocols
  • Perform special projects as assigned

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or logistics
  • 2+ years proven experience managing material plans for construction projects or large-scale material moves
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts
  • Strong knowledge of building codes and contract/project requirements

At [Company Name], we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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