Full-time, Temporary | Manufacturing

Temporary Materials Planner (4-6 months assignment)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island 30.00/Hour

Hours: 1st shift-Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Position Overview:

Work closely with Purchasing, Production Planner, Production Supervision, Quality and the Materials Organization to plan and coordinate receipt and inventory of material to ensure on-time delivery of customer orders while maintaining assigned inventory levels.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all activities related to new product introductions, phase out programs and engineering changes are carried out on time and accurately to avoid obsolescence.
  • Avoid line stoppages due to component shortages
  • Be a team player with all materials areas as well as other departments to ensure issues are resolved promptly to maintain customer satisfaction.
  • In conjunction with Plant Manager, develops, recommends and implements measures to improve material flow throughout the facility
  • Work to reduce premium freight charges on all incoming material
  • Review component order policies and delivery policies to optimize inventory levels of key items
  • Analyze raw material inventory to determine obsolete items for consignment and/or scrap.
  • Be a team member to work on the successful implementation of a supplier rating program.
  • Develop appropriate reports and procedures to simplify inter-department communications pertaining to material issues/ shortages and possible stock outs


  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with electronics manufacturing a plus
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Successful completion of Lean training by a qualified agency desired.

Education and Experience:

· Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) with a minimum of two years’ experience in a related field