Accountable to the Materials Manager this position is responsible for scheduling and expediting required materials through production departments to satisfy customer delivery while optimizing production efficiencies and inventory investment. Responsibilities also include establishing effective systems and operating procedures to provide materials at the lowest ultimate cost and with the highest quality. Be able to optimize inventory investments in raw material and finished goods, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction levels. Working with vendors in ordering and releasing raw materials and establishing kanbans and supplier managed inventory (smi) procedures. This position will also work with the Master Scheduler and plant personnel on continuous improvement methods in scheduling and inventory control.