Material Planning Specialist

As a Material Planning Specialist for Dorman Products, you will plan and schedule inbound flow of material in support of customer demands. You will work cross functionally to generate and lead initiatives that will improve fill rates, inventory goals, and serviceability and reduce the length of our supply chain. If you are a strategic thinker with a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we want to hear from you!


Primary Duties

  • Determine appropriate order quantity and frequency, select appropriate vendor and place purchase orders for assigned product lines, ensuring fill rates and targeted inventory levels are achieved.
  • Fulfill supply chain responsibilities as an active member of a cross-functional team.  
  • Manage continuity of supply and inventory investments in accordance with mission critical business objectives (e.g. Fill Rates, Inventory).
  • Execute material planning, buying, expediting, and optimization initiatives in support of assigned product lines. 
  • Report root cause analysis weekly on Supply Chain issues resulting in poor Fill Rate performance.
  • Execute and support initiatives that impact cross functional team goals such as profitability, sales growth, E&O reduction and inventory optimization.
  • Support Supplier Relationship Management strategies that are developed and deployed by Procurement
  • Identify and resolve daily issues that may affect team or individual goals and objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.
  • Interact with Operations to ensure serviceability of the customer.


Qualifications / Experience / Education

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited University with concentration in one or more of the following disciplines; Management, Supply Chain, Operations or, Business.
  • 0-2 years’ experience as a business professional or military officer
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated competency with cross-functional engagement and collaboration
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proficient computer skills – particularly Microsoft Office applications
  • Written and oral Mandarin a plus



Dorman Products
Salary Range
$44,000.00 - 68,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Colmar, PA 18915, US