Material Control Planner II

Logistics El Paso, Texas


Position at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

SEWS—El Paso Customer Service Center (Eastside).  Although located at SEWS – El Paso Office, this is a Hybrid position, which combines both in office and off-site work.  Associates are required to work at least two days in the office each week, but also have the flexibility to work off-site.
Job Title: Material Control Planner II
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Purpose is to procure mass production raw material required for wire harness business as needed, while balancing physical inventory and preventing line shutdown .Customer Service functions: Planner must review entire pipeline and consider PO Cancellation, PO Push outs, urgent orders, normal orders, etc. all with the goal of maintaining a steady supply without exceeding Material Controls inventory goals (USD). 
    Planner needs to have strong communication with assigned vendors and review of POs, backorders, forecast, expedite requests, or any delivery issues.  Weekly review, release, and interpretation of weekly forecast and backorder reports..
  • Review, release, and interpreted forecast information to assigned vendor base.  Review of backorders and issuance of Supplier Delivery Non Conformance and Payment Deduction Notice to vendor base.
  •  Planner will consistently provide responses to Plant and Warehouse SPCL's, leaving no part number without pertinent information such as ETA and Plant DOH based on ship history. 
  •  Provide consistent support to MC and other pertinent departments for pending supplier invoice payments related to the following but not limited to, late or lack of delivery, receiving by supply warehouse, supplier discrepancy, etc.
  • Inform production plants of material arrivals and or advise of any potential problems there production can encounter.  Generation of forecast report,  inventory report, obsolescence control, downtime, and others as needed.
  • Follow up on any activities requested such as setting meetings with suppliers, follow up on discrepancy issues, invoice issues and request effective countermeasures from suppliers due to repetitive issues (i.e. delivery issues, backorders, etc).
  • Assigning of carriers (Fedex/UPS/DHL) when expediting.  Tracking and follow up of shipments is required to avoid downtime at plants.
  • Flexible work schedule due to supplier internal/External hours of operation as needed.
  • Travel to manufacturing sites as needed for communication and streamlining of the various production phases.  This may be required anywhere from 0-5 days per week, depending on the needs of the company.
  • Problem Solving Techniques to include Kaizen Focus .Other duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Effective analytical, written, oral communication, negotiating skills a must.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office such as  word, excel, and PowerPoint programs. 
  • Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years of progressive experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations required in order to understand material flow and problem solving .
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines 
Positive attitude and team personality.  Some travel required. (Domestic and International)
About Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (SEWS) is part of the Sumitomo family of companies, a 400 year old brand with a reputation for quality and reliability.  With the support of facilities throughout North America, SEWS has been delivering innovative solutions to automakers for over 30 years, and is a leading supplier of electrical distribution systems, components and electronics.  SEWS is committed to technical development worldwide and with a global network of resources, is able to deliver a truly competitive advantage to each of our customers.  Our associates are what drive Sumitomo’s continued growth, which is why we proudly offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k) with match, tuition benefits, paid holidays and vacation.
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About the Sumitomo Electric Group
Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables.  With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials.  We are a Fortune Global 500 company. 
To learn more about Sumitomo Electric Group, please visit
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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V