Contract: Materials Planner – UAE (Oil and Gas experience is a MUST)

Expats Direct

As Materials Planner, you will organize and execute the processes necessary to fulfill customer requirements within assigned region. Acts as the voice of the customer when requesting prioritization for supply chain planning. As Materials Planner, you will be responsible for: • Analyzing incoming demand, identifies order exceptions, and supports region on supply plant realignment and delivery commitments. • Planning and scheduling order timelines to be consistent with customer requirements while minimizing inventory and shipping costs. • Prioritizing and communicating customer requirements to logistics teams for physical processing and final shipment details. • Performing various shipping management analysis to prevent or reduce delays on material availability dates, aged shipment status or past due deliveries. • Collaborating between multiple teams including purchasing, warehouse, production, and logistics to establish the optimal timing for supply commitments • Identifying ways to simplify and improve processes as a part of a continuous improvement culture. • Organizing reports to provide regions updates on performance and opportunities for improvement. Fuel your passion To be successful in this role you will have: • Associate degree in Supply Chain or related field or equivalent experience (2+ years’ experience). • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Experience in inventory or order management, customer service, shipping, or logistics. • Ability to prioritize and then manage multiple requests at once with a CAN-DO approach. • Demonstrate working knowledge of SAP and MRP functionality • Basic understanding of excel macros and template utilization. Desired Characteristics: • Fluency in English (German would be nice!) • APICS Certification • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. • Effective problem identification and solution skills. • Proven analytical and organizational ability. • Energetic with affinity for the learning and knowing the details to remove barriers to success. • Passion for creative problem solving. • Willingness to challenge but not offend when driving change. • Tactical execution with a sense of urgency

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