Dexter Axle

Materials Planner

Location US-OK-El Reno
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/29/2021 5:22 PM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Materials Planner at a Dexter company located in EL Reno, OK. 


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.




For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary



Develops schedules and monitors progress of manufacturing and outsourcing to ensure customer needs are met. Ensures that the alignment of schedules and inventory levels are in tune with Plant and Corporate strategic objectives.  Monitors and reports on performance toward achieving KPI’s. Responsible for managing inventory accuracy and integrity by implementing and managing robust processes to control, monitor, and deliver product in support of customer needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develops and monitors progress of manufacturing and outsourcing schedule, ensuring alignment with Plant and Corporate strategic objectives.  Monitors and reports on performance toward achieving KPI’s.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages demand planning and forecasting for production scheduling to ensure an uninterrupted supply of customer products and to maximize efficient operations and production.
  • Audits operational procedures and programs to identify and implement improvements resulting in increased efficiencies and productivity.
  • Evaluates past performance data to forecast needs and production levels. Prepares, reports and communicates forecast and other measurements.
  • Develops, implements and/or influences best practices in the disciplines of forecasting and production planning.
  • Develops and leads continuous improvement opportunities across the planning function.
  • Set targets and communicates business results and KPIs.
  • Champions the expanded use of technology and lean principles to improve planning, decision making, and execution.
  • Works with all stakeholders to continuously improve performance through linking systems and people across the value chain.
  • Reviews planning strategy and recommends applicable changes.
  • Develops scheduling to establish sequence and lead times of manufacturing operations.
  • Analyzes material and capacity availability to provide customer promise dates for sales orders.
  • Maintains item master lead time information based upon process improvements, current constraints, total current demand by product, and priority information.
  • Interfaces with required functional groups to resolve challenging delivery requirements.
  • Supports operations to meet performance objectives.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Scheduling or Purchasing experience in a high-volume manufacturing facility
  • MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Inventory management and control techniques
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Strong computer skills including use of ERP systems and MS Office applications (Word & Excel).



Education and Experience


Requires a minimum of 3-5 year’s work experience in fields of inventory control, material planning, and scheduling.  Minimum High School education required, Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.  APICs Certification a plus.


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