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Material Planner- Purchasing

Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

With new ownership and supportive leadership at the helm since early 2022, Associated Materials is embarking on a transformation to maximize our potential through investments in people, operations, and brands.

If you want to be part of a company where your ideas and input are more than just encouraged-they're valued-this is the place for you. At Associated Materials, you will be part of the change, and your contributions will provide an immediate and lasting impact, helping us achieve what's possible.

Job Description

Reporting to the Commodity Manager, the Planner is responsible for assisting in monitoring inventory levels and processing Purchase Orders for materials to replenish those inventory levels. In addition, the Material/ Commodity Planner deals with vendors and suppliers on a daily basis, leveraging great organizational and supplier relations skills.


  • Establish effective relationships with the material managers at all plants, and work closely with them to address any materials questions they have
  • Manage inventory levels by plant based on stocking plan and monitoring demand on assigned businesses
  • Use of financial and quantitative information to optimize results and meet financial commitments
  • Manage integrity of information related to material specifications and supplier contacts
  • Serve and protect all internal and external customer base with material related subjects
  • Assist in strategic initiatives with suppliers by partnering with the Sourcing team to build an optimal vendor base to best serve the business
    • Place daily orders from multiple vendors
    • Ensure we are following contracts/pricing with vendors
    • Maintain and build vendor relations, these contacts are vital
    • Report on back-orders/late shipments and work with sourcing to resolve any ongoing issues
    • Work closely with engineering/sourcing/marketing on new product launches, ensuring that all the parts are in place for testing and launch dates
    • Maintain forecasts and ordering parameters for all vendors/parts
      • Plant Materials Manager(s)
      • Transportation/Logistics partners
      • Customer Service
      • Vendors and Suppliers


        • Bachelor's degree in a related field
        • Mid to advanced skills using all Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
        • Communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually and in writing
        • Planning and organization to set targets / milestones and follow through on commitments
        • Familiarity with vinyl windows and related building products
        • Experience working within an ERP package
        • APICS certification and/or training preferred

          Additional Information

          Associated Materials is a leader in exterior building products for residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. We produce vinyl windows, vinyl and composite siding and accessories, and metal building products-and distribute other essential building products to ensure customers find everything they need for their exterior.

          Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, more than 4,000 associates across North America support Associated Materials. We operate 11 manufacturing facilities and more than 100 Alside and over 20 Gentek supply centers across the United States and Canada. Through our unique combination of award-winning products, manufacturing and distribution operations, installation solutions, and support services, the opportunities at Associated Materials are endless!

          Associated Materials is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Material Planner- Purchasing, Professions , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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