Material Planner

Operations - Plant - Support
Position Level
Individual Contributor

Position Overview/Summary

The position is responsible for review / follow up of Material Plan in the ERP system. The position shall also ensure that material outside agreed total cycle time is detected/evaluated with S&OP in New Unit/Aftermarket and get approval for Inventory Purchase. Also responsible to follow up Engineering/SCM to source materials needed for assembly and find possiblities for assembly sequencing if material is late.


Location : Kongsberg and Drammen

Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred)

  • Product Knowledge of rotating equipment
  • Technical education on college level or relevant Experience
  • Experience with MS Office products
  • Proficient in Excel
  • 3 years of experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong planning understanding
  • English written and oral


Greatest Challenges

  • Role is responsible for the material availability for assembly and plays a critical role to ensure OTD of packages/products.
  • Ability to review/enhance the assembly sequence
  • Ensure critical long lead items is kept in inventory is meeting the S&OP Forecast but with flexibility of shifting applications/product range to avoid OSMI.

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Review BOM (Bill of material) Set up prior and under assembly, and ensure that assembly enhancements are implemented and errors are corrected.


  • Review Material Plan Set up in projects, follow up and expedite on items not ready. Ensure that lead time deviance is detected and corrected.


  • Daily review of ASCP (Advanced Supply Chain Planning) for accuracy and manual updates/release


  • Close interaction with PDMT and project execution including production management


  • Safety Stock (inventory) review based on historical and S&OP input (Sales & Operation Planning). Generate recommended demand and present for approval. Release demand according to approval.


  • Responsible to ensure ECO (Engineering Change Order) is implemented to items on/in WO, Purchase Req, PO, and/or Inventory.


  • Schedule Work Orders and setup Work orders for assembly/inspection/repair/overhaul.


  • Release of Job Packages and Pick Lists in corporation with production management. Material planner shall work with PDMT/Engineering to ensure that we have sufficient documentation available to start assembly of each assembly level and ensure that “NON OSP/NON WO” like Outsourced Assembly (i.e. Packager Drammen) has sufficient assembly documentation.


  • Release Out Side Processing (OSP) WO including cooperation with SCM to handling of material sent to Supplier for machining/assembly/repair/inspection.


  • Respect global rules for GSP/DTB Material Planning and follow processes (locally/globally), these shall be reviewed on periodical basis to ensure that we are complying.


Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. 


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