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Materials Planner



Software Engineering
Noblesville, IN, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Materials Planner POST NUMBER: 416278

Noblesville, IN, US On-Site
July 3rd, 2024
$ 60000.00 - 72000.00 yearly
direct hire
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Vaco has partnered with a client in Noblesville, IN to hire a Materials Planner for a full time, direct hire opportunity.

This position is responsible for maintaining effective customer support by overseeing the material flow/availability for internal projects.


  • Identifies, documents, and adheres to all processes performed, and interfaces with other departments.
  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the materials aspect of the company’s project process.
  • Determine the needed materials, develop purchase orders, and ensure their availability.
  • Utilizes ERP system for the below, at a minimum:
  • Monitoring and maintaining project related items including obtaining appropriate quotations from INDEX Werke and purchasing the necessary items
  • Monitoring and maintaining project related returns
  • Service notification monitoring and management (Project related machine refit)
  • Optimize the project related item return process
  • Monitors and adjusts the material safety stock levels
  • Detects slow moving inventory and initiates appropriate measures
  • Obtains the appropriate approval for all project related purchases in accordance with Payment/Purchase Authorization Guidelines.
  • Oversees daily activities of Purchasing Clerk and implement continuous improvement processes
  • Develops and conducts training for all new team members in Purchasing.
  • Conducts vendor audits.
  • Develops and maintains SOPs for Purchasing Department.
  • Adheres to established guidelines and requirements for supplier relationships and audits.
  • Supports the development of and helps to maintain the annual budget and KPI’s for the department.
  • Use tools to improve efficiency and software packages like Microsoft Office.
  • 4 years of previous experience in a manufacturing environment where purchasing skills were essential to the overall operations of the organization is required.
  • Computer software skills required include: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe.
  • A strong working knowledge of ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Forecasting experience is highly preferred
  • This position may require some domestic travel.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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