• Sr Buyer/Planner

    Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
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    Job Summary

    To maximize our service performance while minimizing our inventory investment on select product groups and/or product lines. This will be achieved by a combination of detailed planning in association with high level or strategic planning. The Sr. Planner/Buyer will typically be responsible for performing all P&IC functions within the smaller product lines or categories.


    Job Duties

    Service (40%)

    • Ensure materials are available to support customer requirements while minimizing the freight costs.
    • Monitor material shortages, identify and implement corrective actions
    • Keep material availability dates updated and accurate
    • Monitor capacity requirements both short and long term
    • Work with Forecasting, Sales & Marketing to develop accurate forecasts
    • Continuously look for service opportunities
    • Overall product line responsibility for service levels
    • Manage the backlog by facility to ensure our service objectives are achieved

    Inventory (30%)                           

    • Work with Purchasing on reducing lead times, minimums and price break quantities.
    • Provide forecasts to major suppliers.
    • Follow-up on rejects to ensure they are expeditiously dispositioned
    • Continuously look for inventory opportunities
    • Monitor “aged” inventories to identify opportunities to reduce and prevent
    • Overall product line responsibility for inventory levels
    • Get all obsolete inventory dispositioned and ultimately consumed, sold or scrapped

    Maintenance (20%)

    • Create work orders and purchase orders in accordance with our service and inventory objectives
    • Review all ECR’s/ECN’s and take appropriate action
    • Monitor and ensure all lead times are accurate.
    • Maintain integrity and accuracy of plan bills.
    • Work with Product Management to most efficiently and effectively introduce and exit programs

    People, Process, Culture (10%)

    • Review procedures and practices to identify continuous improvement opportunities.
    • Help mentor and cross-train Planner/Buyers.
    • Provide a “Best Experience” to all contacts by consistently following our “Guiding Principles”.
    • Special projects as assigned.



    Education and Experience

    • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Marketing is preferred.
    • Two to four years successful Production Control experience is required with proven performance in all P&IC concepts and techniques.
    • APICS certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and communication skills required.
    • Must be PC literate with some familiarity with Excel and Word.



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