Materials Specialist

Materials Specialist

  • Location

    South Carolina

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Brandon Kooser

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Brandon Kooser

Our client is in search of a Materials Planning Specialist, responsible for raw material planning & procurement, creation & maintenance of Supply Chain related master data and acts as the plant metals hedging operator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

▪ Raw Material Planning & Procurement

  • Establish raw material requirements per the production plan and plant inventory strategy: analyze requirement, define quantity and delivery schedule.
  • Communicates regularly with raw material suppliers & issues requirements via purchase order delivery schedules/call-offs.
  • Forecasts general demand to suppliers & purchasing on routine intervals.
  • Support plant mid/long term forecasting of raw material requirements for budget planning by finance and commercial negotiations by purchasing.
  • Maintains inventory levels to meet plant inventory targets-value and coverage days.
  • Establishes and updates safety stock/safety days of inventory.
  • Monitors and controls premium freight cost for raw material.
  • Conducts feasibility check for material requirements to identify potential impacts of proposed engineering and/or schedule changes.
  • Takes necessary actions to ensure successful implementation and incorporation of engineering and/or schedule changes.
  • Monitors open purchase orders to ensure on time delivery by suppliers and closes any partial orders left open by delivery tolerance.
  • Ensures SAP is updated to reflect accurate delivery dates/supplier confirmations.


▪ SAP and master data

  • Creates new Supply Chain related raw material master data for projects.
  • Maintains materials planning parameters per established ERP/MRP procedures to ensure proper order generation.
  • Key SAP user-provide 1st level support to supply chain and production for MM related issues.


▪ Metals Hedging Operator

  • Responsible for metals hedging and risk monitoring for the plant.
  • Obtains quotations as needed for sales/purchasing teams.
  • Monitors the plant’s core exposure (COREX) metal inventory.
  • Maintains the plant’s hedging management tool - Daily T reports for Copper, Aluminum and Lead.
  • Supports month-end reconciliation of Daily T and P&L metal report.
  • Promotes and conducts training of Metals Risk Management to local stakeholders.
  • Supports Metals Risk Mapping/review with Plant CFO


  • Bachelors degree (B.A. or B.S.), preferably in a business or Supply Chain Management or a combination of education and 5-7 years of work-related experience equivalent to a four-year college degree.
  • Proficient, analytic, persistent and organized, capable to identify and maintain priorities.
  • Strong experience in SAP MM & PP modules (preferably ECC6 release).
  • Good computer systems knowledge including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Team player with ability to build lasting productive business relationships with peers.