Materials Planner Assistant - Contract to hire - $13+

o The Materials Planner Assistant will be responsible for packaging design; packaging standardization, and manufacturing specifications; coordinating, planning, and purchasing materials used in manufacturing operations.
o Also responsible for procurement of other direct product raw materials such as adhesives, inks, and other specific manufacturing or office supplies.
o Analyze data and product specifications to establish best pack out and develops packaging specifications
o Work with sales and manufacturing to create and maintain manufacturing specifications for all products.
o Create and maintain pallet configurations.
o Facilitate the development of all pack standards to ensure customer expectations, manufacturing capabilities and internal packaging material data base are consistent
o Create and maintain raw material packaging parts master data.
o Process manufacturing orders with correct packaging item numbers and appropriate packaging notes when required
o Distribute manufacturing orders to the appropriate work areas in the plant once packaging approval completed
o Responsible for carton bid, carton vendor communication and maintains information
o Request quotes for raw materials and work with vendors on art approval if appicable
o Order raw materials to ensure appropriate inventory levels, using internal reporting to determine on hand and known packaging, adhesive, and ink material requirements
o Manage, prioritize and communicate workload priorities with outside vendors
o Communicate status to manufacturing of order materials needed for scheduled manufacturing orders.
o Coordinate internal efforts at JBM as it relates to procured material quality, service levels, pricing or quantity differences.
o Participate in weekly, monthly, quarterly physical counts with various materials as required.
o Manage current Kanban systems related to various manufacturing supplies.
o Maintain documentation in Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) resource.
o Function as a backup during absences for the following tasks:
o Paper procurement, and related costing quotes
o Daily production reporting when receptionist out of office
o Other duties as assigned.

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