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Buyer Planner

Peachtree City, GA · Manufacturing
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • This role will work directly with the Production Control Group Leader to ensure an effective strategy is executed. This will require:
    • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and production schedule
    • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
    • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
    • Run Kanban extracts daily in PFEP to trigger order and releases to suppliers
    • Ensure optimal levels and safety stock are maintained for their parts
    • Transact as necessary in SAP system to ensure inventory accuracy which includes extract scans to SAP and suppliers
    • Cycle count locally sources parts and make SAP inventory adjustments as necessary
    • Audits Kanban process to ensure adherence to standard
    • Execute stock transfer for China kit parts from Parts and Service Inventory
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of experience in buyer/planner/material scheduler role working for a manufacturer
  • Knowledge and skills surrounding Material flow within a production system lean concepts and process, as well as production planning with on-time delivery of supplies to internal customers
  • Working knowledge of Kanban systems, buyer/planner responsibilities and process as well as overall materials systems knowledge
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with ERP systems, SAP preferred
  • Strong understanding of inbound logistics and inventory management
  • Outstanding knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage with internal team members and external stakeholders to ensure availability of materials
  • Strong communication, presentation skills and teamwork skills with the ability to build trust and credibility globally which includes winning approval from various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of creativity and mature judgement in anticipating and solving non-reoccurring, unprecedented problems. Have a Root Cause/Countermeasure approach to problem solving (analytical vs. intuitive)
  • Project management skills with the ability to plan, create, maintain and resolve open issues, lead functional teams, financial tracking and management of program fund spending
  • Process driven, detailed oriented, results driven and self-motivated
High energy with a sense of urgency who is resilient and self-confident

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain, Business Logistics or other related fields

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