Buyer/Planner
Job Type
Full-time
Description

The Buyer/Planner serves as a vital member of the manufacturing operations team reporting to the Materials Manager. This role is requires a high energy, self-motivated individual with a strong drive for results. Your manager will provide guidance and set expectations while empowering you to use your analytical and technical skills to achieve high levels of performance.


Responsibilities:

  • Review customer forecasts and ERP messages to successfully execute manufacturing and purchase order issuance, scheduling, and follow-through. 
  • PO Maintenance including tracking shipments through carrier portals or emails, adding container numbers, date moves, etc. into ERP system
  • Plan and schedule materials and manufacturing to meet our customer’s requirements and the organizations financial objectives.
  • Work closely with the other buyers and planners issuing and maintaining purchase orders and manufacturing orders.
  • Interact frequently with suppliers, manufacturing personnel, quality & the commercial team to ensure effective execution of new product introduction, product phase out, engineering change effectivity & on-time delivery.
  • Facilitate regular production meetings to review the status of work orders and identify obstacles impacting the plan. 
  • Interface directly with the shop floor, scheduling and problem solving. 
  • You will enable business growth through reliable execution and consistent customer satisfaction.
Requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with minimal level of supervision.
  • Working knowledge of Work Order creation, BOM structures, and inventory transactions.
  • Assertive with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with the use of Excel spreadsheets and other Microsoft Office products.
  • Planning/Purchasing background with ability to use ERP/MRP systems (Infor 4th Shift).
  • Attention to detail in order to validate and match invoices to purchase orders.
  • High level of urgency and responsiveness.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Ability to facilitate/coordinate activities, cross-functionally as necessary, to achieve required results.
  • Creativity with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Supply Chain, Business Administration or closely related technical field preferred but experience      in leu of degree considered.
  • APICS or similar certification or training.