Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Material Planner

Pioneer Transformers

Pioneer Transformers

Athens, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Material Planner

ID 2024-4441
Supply Chain
Position Type


The Material Planner is responsible for ensuring effective/efficient flow of materials from order placement through completion of units, which supports Manufacturing and Operations objectives.


  • Monitor daily operations for the flow of materials, and address concerns as necessary with Operations, Scheduler, Design, etc. to support production targets.
  • Resolve and provide corrective actions for material downtime.
  • Facilitate the timely order and replenishment of materials through ERP or Kanban/Visual System tools.
  • Seek approvals from Design Engineering and Quality for any substitution of products that may be necessary. Follows established process for ICN’s.
  • Manage past due or expedited orders to support production targets.
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain Kanban levels that relate to pull-system requirements for assigned area.
  • Analyze workloads and material flow in assigned area to adjust inventory on Kanban levels to support customer demand.
  • Lead efforts to ensure that all visual systems are being maintained with timely and accurate information.
  • Coordination and roll out of new or modified components as identified per Production Control Manager.
  • Support VRMA/MRR process to ensure timely closure.
  • Develop good relations with key PPI suppliers.
  • Monitor daily operations of assigned area to ensure all safety guidelines and procedures are compliant.
  • Create a positive, proactive, problem-solving environment.
  • Communicate with strategic sourcing regarding vendor availability, performance, and emerging trends.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience in Supply Chain. Preferred degrees include Business, Engineering, Finance, or Supply Chain.
  • Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
  • All manufacturing materials are received in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner such that internal and external customer needs are met or exceeded.
  • Inventories of raw materials are accurately located and WIP is maintained at the appropriate levels.
  • Support manufacturing raw material needs and processes in a lean manner.
  • Demonstrate accountability and ability to hold others accountable.
  • Is fair, consistent, and respectful in all situations.
  • Achieves credibility at all levels through technical competence, drive, follow through behaviors, and solid communication skills.
  • Thinks strategically and approaches all efforts from a future, proactive standpoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Situational awareness, excellent communication, organized, good negotiator, and physical stamina.
  • Actively seeks, shares, and applies new concepts to continuously improve self and others.
  • Works effectively both individually and in teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others achieve results.
  • Self-directed and proactive.
  • Support Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Design, etc.
  • Skilled at designing and mentoring of 5S standards and visual systems.
  • Understands the processes and operation of the entire plant, including customer expectations.
  • Work without close supervision, understanding what needs to be done, and taking required actions to complete.
  • Provide creative solutions to material emergencies.
  • Support Quality Audit process.
  • Skilled using computer applications including MS Office, Exchange, and Syteline ERP.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Position contingent on passing all applicable fit for duty requirements.

About Power Partners:

Power Partners is a leading manufacturer of distribution transformers, serving utility, industrial and commercial customers in North America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and other markets. Working with our suppliers, we provide value to our customers, associates and community by responsibly producing reliable, energy-efficient distribution and cooling solutions.
Power Partners’ products include single-phase and three-phase pole-type transformers at 34.5 kV and below, in ratings from 5-1000 kVA single-phase and 30- 500 kVA three-phase.


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