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Material Planner

Material Planner

Company Overview


When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here!


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:


  • 4 weeks paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • Newly renovated on-site gym open 24 hours
  • 401k Benefit - If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-off

Job Overview


We are currently looking for a Material Planner to join our team in Holland, MI.  


As a Material Planner, you will:

Performs basic planning functions to ensure purchased materials are in place to support manufacturing process and/or optimizes constraints in manufacturing site to support order fulfillment.


Some of the responsibilities include (but not limited to):


  • Learns to manage inventory of assigned manufactured parts and/or purchased domestic parts to ensure material is available to support customer requirements while maintaining financial inventory objectives.
  • Regularly reviews and understands work center and plant capacity requirements to ensure customer demands can be met.
  • Learns to apply appropriate optimization methodologies to balance service levels, inventory, and resource utilization.
  • Under direction of senior staff member, develops and schedules workflow for each department and operation according to pre-established manufacturing sequences and lead times to produce executable schedule.
  • Expedites orders through supply chain to ensure perfect execution.
  • Maintains database for manufactured and or purchased parts to ensure successful processing of customer and supplier demands throughout item’s material list.
  • Coordinates transportation between plants, transit to customers, receiving, and work centers to meet business needs.

Do you have these required qualifications?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or similar.
  • Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to work in Holland, MI without relocation assistance.

Do you have these preferred qualifications?


Production Planning:

  • Experience with level loading and capacity planning.
  • Regular use of Excel in the workplace.
  • Prior experience with ERP systems, especially SAP.
  • Familiarity with (department) processes and systems.
  • Experience in electronics, automotive, or furniture manufacturing environment.

Commodity Planning:

  • Experience working with suppliers.
  • Regular use of Excel in the workplace.
  • Prior experience with ERP systems, especially SAP.
  • Knowledge of material flow and supply chain functions.
  • Experience using lean manufacturing concepts.

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:


  • Understanding of JIT concepts and make to order manufacturing environment.
  • General knowledge of supply chain functions.
  • Lean background and continuous improvement experience.
  • Root cause problem solving skills.

Haworth Values


At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


Join the Haworth family. Apply for this job, or learn more about the many possibilities at Haworth, at

EEO, ADA, AA Statement


As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 


Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.


This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.

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