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Materials Associate

Boxboro, MA 01719

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Light Industrial/Manufacturing Job Number: 51993

Our client is looking for a Materials Associate. The right person will be responsible for planning and procuring material that supports production needs in order to deliver high-quality product on-time and at a cost target that supports the business needs.

  • Plan production materials through the use of kanban and MRP scheduling in support of customer delivery expectations
  • Procure materials at or better than targets established for quality, delivery and cost
  • Responsible for overall kanban health in production cell, including material presentation, kanban board management, inventory count, and adherence to kanban audit requirements
  • Responsible for material presentation changes resulting from kanban resizing initiated by Buyer/Planner
  • Deliver material to production cells and manage kanban process in support of production needs
  • Review potential stockouts and past due purchase orders, expedite as needed and communicate timely updates to the production team through daily management
  • Release purchase orders against established blanket order agreements
  • Assist in the transition of material from MRP to kanban through the use of the Danaher Materials System (DMS) to support JIT delivery and achieve delivery and inventory targets
  • Support Strategic Sourcing group as needed for blanket order creation and identify and executing PPV opportunities
  • Communicate revision changes to suppliers based on ECO implementation actions
  • Process non-conforming materials in MRB in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain inventory accuracy through management of a cycle count program
  • Act as backup to receiving and shipping duties as needed
  • Support Buyer/Planner in resolution of invoice discrepancies with suppliers as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Oracle (MRP) experience desired
  • Understanding of kanban process and JIT inventory
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, Word)
Required Skills/Experience
  • Purchasing
  • Expediting
  • MRP
  • Material Handling

  • High School Diploma
  • Associate Degree

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