Buyer/Planner

This position is responsible for planning and procuring materials, supplies, and services for the company while meeting established quality, cost, and delivery requirements.


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, This position works closely with the strategic commodity buyer on margin management, cost reduction, supplier relationship/performance management. This position works closely with Inside Sales in managing the fulfillment of customer requirements and towards meeting service degree goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize system reports as well as experience and judgement to order materials to meet sales requirements
  • Analyze safety stocks, manage material inventory, support demand planning, and provide backup coverage for other purchasing functions
  • Submit purchase orders for materials, establish priorities to meet customer orders, and resolve shipping or billing issues. Work with accounts payable to investigate and resolve vendor billing discrepancies
  • Maintain accurate system planning parameters per established processes, including recommending process improvements to improve efficiencies
  • Proactively identify product availability issues and ensure communication on tracking and status
  • 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
  • Support Strategic Commodity Buyers to optimize material costs through vendor analysis, and identify and implement cost savings initiatives with a focus on Total Cost of Acquisition and Ownership
  • Drive collaboration with suppliers and internal customers

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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 preferred
  • 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
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

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