Material Planner II
Decatur, IL 
Posted 29 days ago
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Job Description

Are you an individual looking to flourish as a supply chain professional? Would you like to be part of a company involved in the transmission of clean drinking water for more than 150 years? Mueller Company (Mueller Co.), the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries, has an immediate opening for a Material Planner in our Decatur, ILfacility. Mueller Co.’s manufacturing commitment ensures one of the world’s most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people on a daily basis. Come be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being. As a Material Planner you would be responsible for the daily management of the backlog to ensure schedule attainment to meet customer due dates and proactively provide timely feedback to customer service, all while earning a competitive base salary and full benefit offerings for a well-rounded total package for the right individual. This position reports to the site Materials Supervisor.

Duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Proactive, timely feedback to Customer Service
  • Daily management of backlog
  • Planning parameter maintenance in ERP system
  • Monitor schedule attainment and adherence metrics, and check & adjust process on customer due dates
  • Monitor material transactions and maintain the accuracy of production and inventory records in JDE
  • Practice goal-directed thinking and action in situations for which no routine solutions exist
  • Demonstrate close understanding and practical knowledge of the company’s manufacturing processes and equipment capabilities
  • Develop materials storage and delivery processes supportive of manufacturing operations

Applicants not meeting the “Required Qualifications” above will not be considered for this position. Mueller encourages only those applicants with a strong match to the items listed above to apply.

Primary work hours will be Monday through Friday. Work hours will vary based on customer requirements. This position is salaried exempt and does not qualify for overtime pay.

To learn more about our Company go to . Individuals interested in this position should apply through the Mueller Water Products’ Career Portal (). Resumes mailed, faxed, or dropped off will not be reviewed. Mueller Company will contact desired applicants to proceed in the hiring process. No recruiter contacts please.

Mueller Company offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Current benefit offerings include: medical and dental insurance, 401K plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan program, short-term disability benefits, vacation, tuition reimbursement program, company-provided life insurance, long-term disability and supplement insurance at group rates, and much more.

Mueller Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Skills

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work effectively in a team. Knowing role on team, based on project/task
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully achieve goals through influence
  • Demonstrated analytical mindset
  • Have ability to follow and challenge Standard Work processes on a daily basis
  • Ability to adapt to system/technology changes as well as use of current systems
  • Familiar with the basic tool set used for PFEP
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability identify road blocks in material/information flow and manage exceptions
  • Demonstrated Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to blend multiple sources of data to formulate opinions and recommendations

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years S/C experience
  • Must have ability to relocate for future assignments

Required Experience


Bachelors’ Degree, business, supply chain, logistics, or engineering

Desired Qualifications:

  • S/C experience in union and/or manufacturing environment
  • Experience with global vendors
  • Exposure to Lean and/or manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Enterprise-sourcing purchasing systems (ERP)
  • 2 years’ Experience in making materials flow
  • Exposure to logistics, warehousing systems
  • Master’s Degree in business, supply chain, logistics, or engineering
  • Professional certification – APICS or CSCMP (Ex – CPIM, Logistics cert)
  • PMP

Job Location
Decatur, Illinois, United States


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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