Inventory Forecasting Planner

Aftersales Parts Franklin, Tennessee


Mitsubishi Motors North America is looking for an Inventory Planner to join our Parts Supply team. As an Inventory Planner you will analyze parts/accessory demand patterns to accurately forecast future requirements, submit vendor purchase orders and expedite orders as necessary to ensure months of supply and fill rate goals are met.

What you’ll be doing:

  • For an assigned part category, analyze output from the Demand Planning tool and place vendor purchase orders to ensure continual supply of service parts and accessories to ensure corporate KPIs are achieved.
  • Manage inventory levels to meet months of supply goal by adjusting order quantities and transferring excess inventory between PDC's.
  • Manage supplier's shipping performance to assure parts are shipped as scheduled to avoid dealer backorders and ensure fill rate goals are met.
  • Expedite orders with suppliers to promptly resolve pipeline shortages due to unexpected ramping demand, spike orders, forecast errors, quality issues, supplier delays and urgent orders.
  • Review customer backorder and parts referral reports daily and take immediate action to fulfill backorders and reduce referred lines.
  • Place initial orders for new model vehicles and expedite shipments to assure parts arrive to the PDCs prior to the new model launches.
  • Report potential shortages, top backorder parts and project updates to management on a weekly basis to ensure proper escalation and prompt resolution of supply issues and project timeline delays.
  • Assist in the analysis process used for scrapping obsolete and excess materials.
  • Perform departmental day to day activities as necessary to ensure the on-time completion of the order release process, backorder, and exception report processes.
  • Define the new model order policies. Ensure the system is updated with the latest parameters to ensure the proper orders are generated and released to suppliers.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

What you’ll have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a distribution environment involved in a forecasting/procurement capacity.
  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration/Statistics or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in inventory planning and deployment in distribution environment.
  • Previous experience with demand planning software packages (JDA is a plus).

What we’ll provide:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, vision
  • Wellness program
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Professional growth and development programs, including tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle lease and purchase programs
  • Open & collaborative work environment  

Mitsubishi Motors North America is responsible for the manufacturing, distributing and marketing of Mitsubishi brand sedans and crossover utility vehicles through a network of more than 360 dealer partners across the United States. When you join Mitsubishi Motors North America, you’ll be part of a team that is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, and bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.