Date:  Apr 1, 2024
Country/Region:  US
City:  McCalla
Company:  G.A Alabama LLC (LBM) (LBM)




INGM10-Material Planner

Title:                Material Planner
Location:         McCalla, Alabama, United States

FLSA Status:    Exempt

Who are we:


Antolin is a leading global automotive supplier, we are experts in designing, manufacturing, and supplying innovative solutions for vehicles around the world. Our product portfolio includes trim, headliners, and acoustic systems, as well as lighting and other interior systems. We offer comprehensive solutions with a focus on quality, safety, and sustainability. Our products are used in many of the world’s leading car brands, including JLR, BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford.



What we offer:


  • You will be part of a highly engaged multinational with international career opportunities.
  • We offer you a learning journey adapted to your professional experience.
  • You will work on international projects for world- renowned companies in Automotive sector.
  • You can find an Open Environment to learn new technologies.
  • We can offer you a competitive salary, benefits and valuable OEM discounts.



The Material Planner is responsible for scheduling suppliers to support the manufacturing plant facility assigned. The job will consist of being responsible of a portfolio of suppliers – and schedule releases weekly. 


Essential Functions of Role:

  • Supervisory Capacity:      No Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Perform daily system review of the stock on hand.
  • Perform daily system review of potential issue and risk to supply to the plant.
  • Execute weekly supplier schedule releases.
  • Produce weekly supplier arrears report.
  • Analyse the system MRP to calculate demand to make sure it is correct to support the demand.
  • Update weekly KPI results showing performance.
  • Produce weekly spend report analysis compared to the budget of the plant.
  • Analyse and fix system issues.
  • Review MRP parameters and provide results to plant management.
  • Analyse and report days on hand review (DOH per category).
  • Support end of production / engineering changes to avoid obsolescence.
  • Assess and develop action plan to reduce expedites.
  • Support 4PL and confirm the transport order was sent.
  • Confirm the collection from suppliers according to the supplier releases.


Essential Common Requirements for All Employees:


  • Quality System: Understand, apply, and meet all function-related Quality requirements.
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS): Understand, apply, and meet all function related EHS requirements.
  • Product Safety: Understand, apply, and meet all function-related Product Safety requirements.
  • Compliance: Understand, apply, and meet all function-related Compliance requirements
  • Information Security: Understand, apply, and meet all function-related IT / Information Security and confidentiality of Antolin information requirements.
  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures. 
  • Employee must have the ability to work additional hours and / or overtime as needed or assigned to complete job duties on time.
  • Ability to multitask, interact politely and professionally with customers, suppliers and vendors, and work cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain predictable and regular attendance, arrive to designated location on time, or be at assigned location ready to work for assignment (plant, corporate office, or remote).


What we are looking for:


Educational Requirement:    High School Graduate or Equivalent

Educational Preference:  Bachelor’s Degree

Area of Study:     Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Business

(Equivalent work experience may also be considered for certain positions.)


Years of Experience Required:

  • 1 -3 Minimum Years of Experience with SCM.  Material Planning in manufacturing facility preferred.
  • 1-3 Minimum Years of Experience within the automotive industry preferred.


Required Qualifications:

  • Language Required:  English (Fluency with Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Language Preferred:  Spanish
  • Experience with MRP SAP Module and Inventory Management.
  • Experience with Special Transport Management.
  • Experience tracking logistics scorecard/KPIs.
  • Experience with MRP Releases.
  • Experience handling Supplier Arrears.
  • Organizational skills, effective oral and written communication, creative thinking, time management, problem solving, project management, works well with all levels of the organization.
  • MS Office (advanced Excel skills)
  • TMC Portal
  • TOC Portal


Travel Required:    0%


Physical Ability Requirements:

  • Stationary Position (Sitting or Standing):                               Constantly
  • Movement (Walking):                                                                Frequently
  • Carry Weight (Lifting up to 30 lbs):                                         Frequently
  • Communication (Seeing/Talking/Hearing):                          Constantly
  • Use Hands/Fingers (Operate computer, printer, phone):   Constantly


Work Environment:

Work is indoor in a manufacturing setting that may not be temperature controlled.

Works closely with others, perhaps within a foot of another person

Often exposed to distracting sounds and noisy conditions

Office Environment 


Here at Antolin, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any of these protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all individuals and strongly support diversity in our workplace. We strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone, and we are committed to treating everyone in a fair and equitable manner. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities.  The Company reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.  Duties, responsibilities or activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.  The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily.  If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship.