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Materials Planner

Overview

The Materials Planner is responsible for planning material requirements and all the transactional aspects of material and inventory movement including purchasing, receiving, stock transfers, assembly and packaging, processing work orders or material conversions, and customer shipment processing. The Materials Planner uses the company NetSuite ERP system and owns the implementation, management and accuracy of the Item Management, Procedure to Pay and Return for Credit modules within NetSuite. The Materials Planner is the liaison for inventory planning and transfers from Mavrik Dental Systems and suppliers to US warehouse and to customers.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Has a knowledgeable NetSuite ERP System user leverage the ERP system for inventory planning and management purposes.
  • Work closely with cross-functional team members in Israel, US, and contract companies to plan and ensure adequate inventory is on hand and received by customers on time. Maintain or exceed a 99% on-time delivery metric of customer orders.
  • Purchase US based materials and supplies and oversee local third-party contract manufacturers.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for quality system-based work and maintain organized records to ensure all work and materials are traceable and compliant.
  • Develop, update, and maintain Bill of Materials. Load supplier and item information into NetSuite, as needed.
  • Research, identify and qualify appropriate suppliers. Negotiate favorable pricing to help reduce costs and achieve gross margin improvement targets.
  • Build financial analysis models to evaluate purchasing alternatives to determine which options are best.
  • Plan and maintain desired inventory levels to stay well ahead of projected demand while integrating new product changes to ensure a continuous supply and smooth product transitions.
  • Initiate and complete continuous improvement projects.
  • Comply with company procedures and policies.

Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and teaching skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Able to identify problems and develop good solutions.
  • Able to professionally work with different personalities.
  • Able to share constructive feedback and present ideas or disagreements in a professional manner.
  • As a condition of employment with Mavrik Dental Systems, employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an exception. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field of study.
  • Five or more years of experience in planning/purchasing/materials/inventory management using NetSuite ERP system. NetSuite ERP system, is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong understand and experience with Lean Operating principals such as Kanban and Continuous Flow demand pull systems.
  • APICS CPIM and/or CPM Certification desirable.
  • Authorized to work in the United States 
  • Valid driver's license or passport 

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift 50 lbs (occasionally)

Work Schedule

  • Able to travel as required.
  • Able to work in the Irvine, CA office (on-site)

Reports to: Head of US Operations

Location: Orange County, CALIFORNIA, US

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