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Supplier Management Lead - Material Planner

8 - 12 Years

You’ll be our:  Lead - Material Planner

You’ll be based at: Bangalore

You’ll be Aligned with: Sr VP Engineering & Supply Chain Management

You’ll be a member of: Operations

What you’ll do at Ather:


  1. Short term and long term material planning to meet the Volume forecast.

  2. Understand Supply chain constraints and risks to develop and implement procurement strategies.

  3. Actively contribute to the development and support of material planning processes and benchmark against best practice and review ways to make continuous improvements.

  4. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to GRN.

  5. Design inventory and stock norms.  Create inventory models considering different procurement methods.  

  6. Actively collaborate with Supplier management and Warehousing functions to achieve targeted Inventory Turn Ratio

  7. Actively contribute to the development and support of material planning processes and benchmark against best practice and review ways to make continuous improvements.

  8. Schedule and control the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and maintain safety stock.

  9. Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedule.

  10. Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production.

  11. Ensure any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) on SAP to be accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required.

  12. Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy.

  13. Monitor and control inventory levels against agreed target levels.

  14. Minimize obsolete stock and ensure business is left with minimum liability.

  15. Create regular statistical reports and analysis and update others in the organization


 Here’s what we are looking for: 


  1. Prior experience in the Planning function of the Manufacturing Unit.

  2. Solid experience on understanding of material requirement planning and concepts of different Planning Strategies 

  3. Good knowledge of different kind of Bill of Materials and lead time scheduling 

  4. Prior experience on Inventory Management & Analytics

  5. Hands on experience on SAP

  6. Ability to thrive under pressure – to manage challenging deadlines

  7. Strong planning, process management, and decision-making skills

  8. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.


You bring to Ather:

  • B.E/M. E in Industrial engineering or Mechanical engineering or MBA in Operation Management

  • 8-12 years of hands-on experience on Production & Material Planning


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