Material Planner - West Virginia


US Gestamp West Virginia, US, US Gestamp

Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Job Summary

  • Administrate and communicate supplier demand to assure delivery of product to the plant in time and quantity.

Duties and Resposiblities

  • Understand and comply with all OSHA, safety and PPE requirements
  • Create Purchase Orders and Scheduling Agreements for all raw steel and purchased components within the plant.
  • Generate and communicate to supply base plant demand using SAP for planning.
  • Participate in engineering changes and new launches meetings. 
  • Follow up with suppliers discrepancies.
  • Monitors and reports receipts, production, scrap, and other inventory-related data on the computer to accurately maintain inventory levels of production material;
  • Confers with other departments to coordinate flow of materials and resolve errors;
  • Monitors the scheduling of incoming production material to ensure adequate inventory levels;
  • Analyzes cycle count adjustments to ensure accurate inventory accountability and make recommendations to the Materials Manager;
  • Expedites incoming material as required;
  • Reviews weekly release data to include Demand Management, MRP – MAPICS , and SAP;
  • Monitors suppliers and commercial carriers to ensure that deliveries scheduled are consistently met and any error rectified on a timely basis;
  • Writes procedures as directed for Receiving, Material Flow, etc.  Assists in training as required;
  • Support team functions by:
    • Kaizen submittal and implementation
    • Cross-training with others 
    • Backfills other materials positions as needed
    • Problem solving
    • Supports materials metrics and meets materials needs 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred o r 3-5 years manufacturing/planning
  • SAP experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Follow standardized work instructions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer efficiency
  • Positively motivating communication/people skills

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Manual dexterity
  • Good vision and hearing
  • Work a flexible schedule
  • Critical Thinking
  • Handle the stress of a fast-paced environment
  • Complex problem solving


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!