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Materials Planner

Requisition ID:  11751
Category:  Logistics/Demand & Supply Chain
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Materials Planner



Reports to:  Supply Chain Leader

Location:  Hanover, PA


The Aerospace Business Unit is responsible for Aerospace applications with a global responsibility for Sales, Manufacturing, Business development, Product and Process Development. The Business Unit operates in a large number of countries and markets, all over the world and with a customer portfolio that includes all major players in the Aerospace industry. Our business is fully customer focused, with products specifically designed for an engine / airframe application and then produced in small quantities and small lots on highly flexible equipment. Extreme product range fragmentation, complex product design, very high-quality standards and traceability requirements are the peculiarity of our Business Unit.  In Hanover, PA we produce Rings and Seals for the Aerospace and Industrial markets.


The Planner is assigned a commodity for which they are responsible for the development and implementation of production and manufacturing schedules, to meet customer requirements and to maintain proper inventory levels. This will require constant interface with Operations, Engineering, Quality and Sales Departments. Based on already existing purchase contracts, the Planner will issue Purchase Orders for materials and supplies. The Planner will select the qualified supplier for each type of material required.  The Planner is responsible and accountable for the performance of the suppliers of assigned commodities and the cost of purchased materials for the product line under their area of responsibility.



Duties and responsibilities are (including but not limited to):

This position will oversee the coordination and management of the day to day business activities between Aerospace Sealing Solutions’ customer service and the customer.

  • Responsible for acting on order releases action and exception messages from the ERP system.
  • Plans and manages production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity.
  • Responsible for the analysis of sales order releases with respect to capacity planning and material requirements.
  • Responsible for the management of inventory levels, schedules and availability of selected item, either manufactured or purchased, to meet production schedules.
  • Complete shipping information and delivery date input during Sale Order Reviews.
  • Review and answer termination or cancellation requests from Sales.
  • Order floor stock with shelf life material for production.
  • Review work in process material sweeps from production floor.
  • Receive and review Sales Orders against current requirements and work in process using the Material Requirement Planning Report.
  • Release Purchase Orders for production material, floor stock items and all purchases to support the business unit.
  • Interface with manufacturing personnel, the Purchasing Department and Supervisors on material status and production planning issues.



Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or equivalent manufacturing planning experience
  • C.P.I.M/C.P.M. certificate preferred
  • At least 2 yrs. experience in a Supply Chain role, specifically in requirements/production planning or master scheduling.
  • Possess strong skills using MS Office programs, including Excel, Word and Power-Point
  • Experience with computerized manufacturing planning systems (MRP, ERP)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Due to the nature of the work, US citizenship is required


What You’ll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays!


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested).  And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!




About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster