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Materials Planner

Job Number:  66494
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  KAMTEK INC. - BLD1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, ALABAMA, US, 35215

Work Style: 



Job Number: 66494 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: KAMTEK INC. - BLD1 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.




 KAMTEK is a premier Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Class “A” Stamping, Assembly and High Pressure Die Casting that produces Body-side and Door Openings, Roofs, Floor Pans, Wheelhouses, Large Welded Assemblies, Doors, Fenders, Hoods, Lift-gates, Aluminum Shock Towers, and Aluminum Rear Rails. Our capabilities include the manufacturing of Class “A” Body Panels along with Medium/Large Stampings, Large Assemblies and Aluminum Stampings and Assemblies, and Aluminum High Pressure Vacuum Die Casting to our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Mer­cedes Benz, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW and Freightliner. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek’ s market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a “state-of-the-art” product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM’s within the market. Our company’s culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek focuses on Job Security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees’ ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.



About the Role

The Material Planner is accountable for the timely availability of supplied-material, service items and maintenance items required by the production and supply schedules; and in conformance to specified quantities, engineering levels, design standards, functionality, geometry, performance and features. The Material Planner is responsible for scheduling and expediting supplied material delivery for all inbound materials required in production, service items and maintenance while adhering to KAMTEK’s plant standards and upholding the Magna Employee’s Charter.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Monitor MRP (Forecasts, Stock on hand, customer demand, production schedule, inventory transactions and reject material) on all related production material to protect production and reduce cost
  2. Plan, Forecast, Schedule and Release supplied material demands to meet our production requirements;
  3. Follow-up on delivery timing and expedite the material as needed through line delivery
  4. Follow-up and validate carrier appointments (specified carrier arrival times to avoid excess traffic density)
  5. Special project and campaign assignments, tasks and duties as assigned by management from time to time – including but not limited to: Program launches, software launches, training initiatives, document creation, work instruction authoring, etc.
  6. Use ERP System (CMS) as the Primary means of creating, monitoring and communicating schedules, inventory quantities, releases and forecasts.
  7. Forecast Raw Material to all suppliers (mill sources, processors, blankers, etc.)
  8. Track production and forecast trends to help predict future scheduling needs – audit production rates, pack quantities, scrap factors and cycle times
  9. Generate and Send regular Raw Material releases to all suppliers
  10. Ensure continual material flow into all required locations
  11. Maintain proper lean inventory levels on all raw materials in accordance to process capabilities

Who we are looking for

-Ability to work in a team environment or independently to perform duties with little supervision.

-Ability to communicate with team members on all shifts and possess good mathematical and   organizational skills.

-Ability to adequately perform all above job requirements within the timeframe allotted to support the customer needs

-The environment is high pressure and requires extreme accuracy and attention to detail

-The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with team members, leaders, customers and suppliers

-Overtime as required

-Mathematical skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions; the Metric and Imperial Measurement System; data analysis and statistical techniques.

-Decision making abilities to create a win, win, win situation in support of the three legged stool (Customer, Investor, People

Your preferred qualifications

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree in business administration or certified 2 year training program for the material scheduling profession; or Four years verifiable work experience in same profession is acceptable in lieu of formal education.



WHAT TYPES?  Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Related experience in Inventory Control, demand planning, production planning, or supply chain management is preferred.
HOW MUCH?  2-5 years

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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