Textron Planner Buyer Materials CWC in Muskegon, Michigan

Planner Buyer Materials CWC


Are you looking for a new career opportunity with a fast-paced, safety–oriented foundry which has a long-term presence in Muskegon County? CWC Textron, a division of Kautex Textron, currently has a position open for an entry level Materials Planner/Buyer in our Integrated Supply Chain Department. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply at www.textronjobs.com.

Textron was founded in 1923 and is one of the world’s best-known multi-industry companies and includes powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, E-Z GO, Jacobsen and of course Kautex. Being a part of Textron enables us to provide all the resources that a large company has to offer to both our customers and employees while maintaining a small company feel. Kautex employees tell us that they enjoy: having daily work that truly impacts the organization, working for an organization that strives to know and develop them, and working in a multi-industry company that offers a wide variety of career growth paths and opportunities.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Plan and coordinate with production schedule to product crankshaft product line per customer requirements per customer requirements

  • Main point of contact for crankshaft customer and resolve any customer related issues on delivery issues and manage crankshaft finished goods inventory flow

  • Manage order and schedule of key outside process supplier for crankshaft line – Heat Treater

  • Responsible for crankshaft inventory at internal and external facilities and cycle count program.

  • Responsible to forecast and plan key raw materials per production schedule

  • Release monthly raw material orders per production schedule and quarterly RFQ/PO for key raw materials

  • Work with raw material suppliers to manage purchase orders and delivery to ensure optimal inventory levels and on-time delivery

  • Manage PO confirmation and coordination with key raw material suppliers

  • Work alongside Inventory Manager and production to ensure inventory accuracy and other raw material inventory needs and resolve inventory discrepancies

  • Ensures materials and parts in the supply chain meet the minimum requirements for quality assurance standards

  • Meet with production supervisors and segment leader as needed to discuss production, inventory and shipping issues

  • Collaborate and support other Planner on forecasting and daily requirements on inventory management and reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering, logistics or other applicable discipline preferred

  • Prior experience in manufacturing, logistics and supply chain preferred

  • ERP System Experience Preferred

  • Experience in Lean / 5s environment

  • Strong Microsoft Office Software skills – Microsoft Outlook, Excel (Advance Skills – Pivot Table, Formulas, etc.), Word, Access

  • Strong communication skills- written, verbal/interpersonal, phone, & electronic

  • Strong Organization skills and demonstrated project management skills

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Michigan-Muskegon

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263877