Buyer/Planner (Senior/Experienced)

We’re looking for a Senior Buyer to join our growing team in our corporate headquarters in Brooklyn Park, MN! As a fast growing company we provide employees with endless opportunities to grow and develop in their careers!


JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for planning and procuring materials, supplies, and services for the company while meeting established quality, cost, and delivery requirements. The buyer/planner position manages the operational flow of items including new product setup, material acquisition, inventory reconciliation, and margin management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Inventory Management

  • Utilize system reports as well as experience and judgement to order materials to meet sales requirements
  • Submit purchase orders for materials, establish priorities to meet customer orders, and resolve shipping or billing issues
  • Proactively identify product availability issues and provide supply status and shipment tracking to internal partners
  • Maintain accurate system planning parameters per established processes, including recommending process improvements to improve efficiencies

Product Analysis and Process Improvement Opportunities

  • Optimize material costs through vendor analysis, and identify and implement cost savings initiatives surrounding product cost, transportation cost, and freight terms
  • Analyze safety stocks, manage material inventory, support demand planning, and provide backup coverage for other purchasing functions
  • Drive collaboration with suppliers and internal customers

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Provide leadership in the preparation for and/or participation in supplier negotiations
  • Execute supplier performance initiatives to improve vendor accountability
  • Resolve customer service or product quality issues and complaints by identifying root cause and ensuring appropriate actions are taken with suppliers as needed including charge backs from customers and expedited freight charges
  • Work with accounts payable to investigate and resolve vendor billing discrepancies

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR COMPANY CULTURE:

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, operations, logistics, materials management, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years directly related experience in purchasing, production planning/scheduling, or inventory management, preferably in the fastener industry
  • APICS certification (CSCP or CPIM), CPP or CPM certification preferred
  • Proficiency in MRP/ERP systems and MS-Office applications, including Excel. SAP experience a plus but not required.
  • Must possess the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment, and ensure timely completion of responsibilities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints
  • Effective negotiation skills

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

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