Logistics Structure & Materials Planning Specialist

Greer, SC 29651

Post Date: 04/17/2018 Job ID: 163303 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $27.00-43.00 depending on level

HKA is offering a $2000 hiring bonus for this position.

This is a long term ongoing W2 contract position with no projected end date.

HKA offers vacation and holiday pay, employee paid medical, dental and vision along with other perks.

NO relocation assistance is offered.


There are Level I and Level II positions available

The Logistics Structure & Materials Flow Planning Specialist will focus on material flow planning as it relates to development and implementation with physical logistics (not the same as material controls)

Performs planning of logistics structures in the plant and the warehouses.

Manages strategic planning and reporting.

Performs layout planning for the warehouse, connected logistics elements and future plant expansion.

Performs Logistics Process Planning, Long Term Investment Planning (LIP) and analysis on space requirements for LUP (Long Term Enterprise Planning).

Works independently in leading logistics projects.

Investigates, improves, and stabilizes overall logistics processes in support of company targets.

Calculates Days of Supply simulations for Logistics Structure Requirements and recommends changes based upon supplier locations. Verifies and analyzes structural data including movement of trailers and product.

Analyzes cost of storing inventory.

Drives process improvements for optimized warehouse strategy. Develops methods/methodologies to support the planning process. Writes decision papers to support process of structural investment in logistics.

Works with Facilities & Energy for designing layout (2D) and structure

(3D) of logistics areas.

Performs financial analysis of contracts with logistics services vendor and interacts with them on structure and layout issues.

Supports and update logistics planning tool LPP doing time analyses using MTM or time study data.

Performs other duties as assigned by operations supervisor.


BA/BS degree, preferably with focus in Logistics or Supply Chain planning or the equivalent of 4 years’ experience in the related area in a manufacturing environment.

MTM-1; MTM-UAS; Standard Data; and related certifications preferred.                                    

3+ years of related experience to include 2 of the following areas:  material control, warehouse/plant operations, or warehouse/plant layout. 

Experience must include 2 years of supervisory/project leadership. 

Advance MS office application skills, VISO

Advance presentational skills.

Advance communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships, and good working knowledge of information and computer technologies.

Advance analytical skills and extensive data analysis experience

Advance ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting.

Fluency in English language skills; German preferred.

Advance ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.

Basic experience within time study study methods as REFA, MTM or standard data preferred.

Work experience within LPP (Logistics planning platform) preferred.


HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Sherry Jordan

Sherry Jordan is a senior technical recruiter with more than 10 years experience in the industry. Her advice to job seekers is to "be honest and relax. Treat your interview as if you are there to interview them to make sure you want to work for THEM."

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