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Material Control Planner

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0013704
Date Posted: Feb 8, 2023
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Material Control Planner.


  • Work closely with the Manufacturing department to create and monitor Production Schedules and determine needs for flow of material.
  • Review master production schedules and work orders
  • Review weekly purchase order releases to suppliers
  • Enter manual inventory transactions; coordinating item set-up and item changes
  • Maintain accurate purchasing data (lead-time, SNP, etc.)
  • Coordinate and participate in cycle count activities for assigned areas and investigate discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Monitor vendor shipment schedules for on-time delivery
  • Monitor all systems throughout the day
  • Answer any shortages and track daily requirements and weekly shipments
  • Responsible for accurate, timely and economical inventory
  • Work on inventory transaction accuracy
  • Supervise and participate in physical inventories
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for continuous improvement of material processes and submitting these ideas
  • Use company equipment/resources properly and safely and adhere to safety regulations
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Perform special assignments as delegated
  • Communicates regularly with customers to evaluate customer satisfaction and to interfaces on day-to-day service delivery questions.  Identifies and resolves issues affecting delivery.
  • Answers questions and resolves concerns regarding customers, associates and co-workers.
  • Determines, through customer interaction, either through EDI, phone calls, e-mail, or fax, customer shipping schedules and quantities.
  • Determines amount and/or timing of shipment to customer to ensure timely delivery of expedited or unusual shipments.
  • Negotiates with customer shipment timing or amount to best serve the customer and protect HIAMS-AM Also, negotiate with customer regarding customer delivery scoring to ensure that HIAMS-AM receives the best possible score on a month-by-month basis.
  • Prepares reports relating to customer complaints and distributes reports to other departments or associates, as appropriate.
  • Initiates orders for replacements parts and/or for correcting errors (i.e. shortages, incorrect shipments, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 2 years prior materials experience in auto or related industry preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Detail oriented Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel.
  • ERP system experience required.


As needed, but collaboration and cooperation is essential.


Little physical effort required except:  Occasionally may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.  Regularly required to sit, stand, reach and move about the plant.


Work performed in an office and plant environment.  Required to wear safety glasses and wear steel toe shoes while performing specific tasks or while in specific manufacturing areas.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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