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Aston Carter Material Planning Manager in Plainsboro, New Jersey

Job Title: Material Planning Manager

Job Description

As our new Material Planning Manager, you will be leading a team that ensures the efficient flow of materials to meet our customers' needs. Your leadership skills and expertise in the supply chain will be key to optimizing inventory levels, reducing costs, and developing the North America material planning team. You will be responsible for the order portfolio of materials, maintaining appropriate inventory levels to meet targets without compromising service. You will also mitigate risks and solve raw material shortages that impact customer requirements. Collaboration with procurement, quality, and other stakeholders will be crucial. Your role will also include driving continuous improvement initiatives to lower risks, improve service levels, and optimize inventory levels. You will own performance metrics including on-time delivery, MOH, and obsolete inventory.

Hard Skills

  • Supply chain management

  • Inventory optimization

  • Risk mitigation

  • Material shortage resolution

  • Continuous improvement initiatives

  • Performance metrics management

Soft Skills

  • Leadership

  • Collaboration

  • Problem-solving

  • Risk management

Job Type

This is a permanent position.

Work Site

This is a hybrid position requiring some days on-site in Plainsboro, New Jersey and some days remote.

Work Environment

The role is based in Plainsboro and offers a hybrid work model. You will be expected to work in the office for 3 days a week, from 7 AM to 4 PM, with flexibility based on meeting schedules. You will be overseeing a team of 3-4 planners.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter provides world-class corporate talent solutions to thousands of clients across the globe. Specialized in accounting, finance, human resources, talent acquisition, procurement, supply chain and select administrative professions, we extend the capabilities of industry-leading companies. We draw on our deep recruiting expertise and expansive network to meet the evolving needs of our clients and talent community with agility and excellence. With offices across the U.S., Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe, Aston Carter serves many of the Fortune 500. We are proud to be a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® double diamond winner for both client and talent service.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Aston Carter, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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