Date:  May 23, 2023

Pendergrass, GA, US, 30567

Company:  DEUTZ Corporation



Material Planner I


Icon Location:  Pendergrass xChange
Icon Working hours: 40




DEUTZ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems. Its core competences are the development, production, distribution and servicing of diesel, gas and electric drivetrains for professional applications that is used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications.



Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY: The Material Planner I is an entry-level position that will provide a continuous supply of the right product, in the right quantity, at the right time to fulfill inventory, customer, and production needs in the most efficient way. The Material Planner I would achieve these goals by using data analysis to identify optimal value-chain processes and other material-related activities for improvement. The ideal candidate will provide steady communication with internal teams and suppliers as well as external suppliers.



  • Supply
    • Plan, implement, and control the supply of the right product, in the right quantity, at the right time to the right destination/customer in the most efficient way from the point of origin to the point of consumption to meet internal/external customers' requirements to ensure fill rate goals are achieved.
    • (Creation) communication and follow-up on purchase orders to suppliers (Internal/External)
    • Analysis of demand and other business and technical dimensions to formulate and develop a production material plan.
    • Communicate with the sales and production team on supply constraints
    • Monitor vendor-managed inventory
    • Attend daily production meetings and provide status of component shortages


  • Supplier Relationship
    • Sustain/maintain desired inventory/supply level and improve supplier performance
    • Escalate and Support Supplier Risk Management
    • Work with suppliers to meet and exceed expectations
    • Monitoring of
        • vendor on-time delivery performance
        • On-time in full (OTIF) performance
        • supplier capacity against production orders and forecasts


  • Production Planning
    • Future Outlook on Production Planning/Scheduling


  • Cost reduction
    • Proactively seeks cost reductions within daily Essential Functions


  • Assistance
    • Assist warehouse operations and logistics by focusing on inbound transportation and stocking methods to reduce costs associated with the procurement and handling of inventory


  • Other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Individual Contributor


Travel Demands: Occasional travel to other internal locations or suppliers may be required (1-5%).



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




1.         Highly self-motivated

2.         Service oriented

3.         Problem-solving

4.         Interest and willingness to learn

5.         Continuous improvement









Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.



Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills



Expertise in material requirements, production planning, inventory control, and expediting techniques.



BS Degree in Supply Chain or similar business/manufacturing field



Certifications in Supply-chain a plus.



SAP Basic Skills or similar ERP System Experience



Proficiently with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook and Excel




  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through under tight timelines and pressured situations
  • Outstanding priority management, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-start and work without close supervision, understand what needs to be done, and take the required actions
  • Exudes high tolerance for ambiguity and paradox in a fast-paced environment of change
  • Capable of analyzing data and interpreting the results to drive solutions
  • A high-energy, results-driven individual that is process oriented with the ability to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and paradox in a fast-paced environment of change.



The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Office Environment with A/C


The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Concentration/Attention to Detail (Constant)        Vision (Close, Constant)     

Sitting (Frequently)                                                       Verbal

Communication (Frequent)                                        Standing (Frequently)         

Walking (Frequently)                                                    Hearing/Listening (Frequently)


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.



EEO Statement 
DEUTZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, DEUTZ also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta