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Buyer/Planner

REQ: REQ-125369 Supply Chain

  • Cumberland City, TN, United States
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The buyer-planner is responsible for managing various commodities to meet business objectives using world class supply chain management principles and practices. The business objectives include optimizing inventory, customer & supplier on-time delivery performance, material quality, material productivity and customer satisfaction

  • Exemplifies and promotes the ethical conduct of the purchasing function in all relationships with in-plant personnel and outside vendor contacts. Maintains compliance with corporate policies, domestic and international trading laws, and other established legal and procedural guidelines.
  • Analyzes, evaluates and schedule materials availability to meet customer demand and forecasted demand. Identifies value enhancement and cost savings opportunities to plant processes and purchased materials. Recommends actions required to insure operational effectiveness.
  • Selects and implements optimal lean manufacturing, supply chain solutions including using the best possible tools, such as E-commerce, MRP, Kanban, Min/max, SOMI, VMI, and third-party warehousing.
  • Utilizes information provided by business systems daily to balance demand and supply of all assigned items, taking into account both assets investment and responsibilities to change.
  • Collaborates with internal and external customers to negotiate and resolve scheduling conflicts, improve inventory levels, eliminate material shortages and other material issues, increasing service levels and on time delivery.
  • Maintains relevant system data elements including lead-time, order policy, safety stock and all order modifiers. Handles responsibility for all facets of inventory control including identification and processing of obsolete, inactive and excess material. Resolves disposition of rejected material within set time period. Coordinates implementation of engineering hinge orders and pre-releases to achieve phase in/out of material to support operations as well as ensure on-time delivery, inventory objectives and cost effectiveness.  Aids in investigation of inventory discrepancies utilizing Inventory Control best practices and may use quality tools including Fishbone Diagrams, Five Why’s, and other root cause analysis.
  • Initiates new sources for materials independently and in conjunction with Global Sourcing. Gathers and monitors relevant data elements regarding supplier performance to improve lead-time, purchase price, quality, transportation costs, and on-time delivery and initiates and implements corrective actions.
  • Resolves invoice discrepancies, maintains integrity of open PO reports, and other data as required to ensure proper visibility for Planning/Operations. Additional responsibilities as required.  For example, coordinating interplant shipments between plants within the Company. • Scope: $10-50m material flow

 Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers required.
  • Must have knowledge of, and experience with MRP/ERP systems.
  • Ability to read BLUEPRINTS required.
  • Motivated, results oriented, well organized
  • APICS Training/Certifications a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office required including advanced Excel skills.
  • Fluent English, written and verbal.
  • Team Player
  • Possess leadership skills.

REQ: REQ-125369 Supply Chain

  • Cumberland City, TN, United States
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