Management of purchasing and planning for all materials inventory and non-inventory for the category/commodity assigned based on the production plan defined by the Master Scheduler;

Proactively utilizes MRP system to fully understand material requirements, plan procurement and production of materials in a manner that supports the production plan, anticipates areas of material and/or supplier risk, and provides solutions to mitigate risk using existing supplier base and in plant resources;

Forecast purchases based on previous projects and propose purchasing plans to ensure continuity of material to support manufacturing and drive down on hand inventory;

Maintains and improves Heijunka schedule to ensure 100% fill rate on parts machined in house while maintaining lean operating environment;

Negotiates terms and conditions, pricing and delivery;

Maintains sustained focus on overall supplier performance and leads supplier relationship management activities to drive >95% Quality and on time delivery in assigned commodities;

Identifies and leads projects to improve upon efficiencies in manufacturing involving materials, pricing and quality;

Drives resolution of raw material issues, reacting quickly to resolve supply constraints and expediting as necessary;

Communicates to site leadership and operating teams when material issues have the potential to impact operations;

Receives little supervision for most assignments. Receives general instructions for non-standard analyses and projects;

Adheres to all applicable procedures, company policies and any other quality requirements.  (For example: ISO, OSHA, EHS, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in the use of computers, with strong working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. 
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work. 
  • Basic negotiation skills.
  • Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills.

Training and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, may substitute with relevant work experience
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience required in a lean manufacturing environment; Procurement and production planning experience preferred
  • Experience with Planning IT Systems desired, specifically in the areas of Production Planning, Planning Master Data (i.e. Bills of Material and Routings), and Capacity Planning.
  • Experience in following ISO procedures and standard work
  • Possesses an understanding of supply chain and inventory planning principles including MRP experience; APICS knowledge or certification preferred

How to Apply

Email your resumé, cover letter and references to [email protected]

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