Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. Buyer / Planner in West Bend, Wisconsin
The Buyer/Planner is responsible for planning, prioritizing, and expediting product families assigned along with their associated raw materials. Create and publish production schedules that consider normal and promotional demand, plant capacity, product mix, and material availability that ensures on-time delivery to our customers. Manage all day-to-day activities relating to raw materials assigned.
Provides leadership over moderate to complex projects and participates in Lean objectives and initiatives.
Due to the nature of this position, interaction with all departments throughout the organization is common in addition to collaboration with corporate counterparts.
This job description lists major areas of responsibility and additional job activities may be added at any time.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and plan production for finished goods and subassemblies, and accompanying raw materials, based on defined run strategies, equipment, labor and raw material availability. Consider distribution stocking levels, backorders, direct customer orders, and inter-company requirements
Collaborate with Corporate Supply/Demand Planning
Promotion coordination and execution
Participate in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
Review capacity and identify time periods when capacity could impact Operations ability to meet demand or need for additional work
Actively support cradle to grave product management reducing risk of supply disruption and end of life excess and obsolescence
Materials liaison for NPD planning, product discontinuance, and their execution
Coordinates the planning and implementation of Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) and deviations
Continuously monitor the production plan to ensure internal and external material availability, reconciling any known disruptions ahead of the production start date
Maintain manufacturing orders (i.e.: add/delete, date/quantity changes, transfer/add/reverse)
Assist in achieving customer service levels and Weeks of Stock (WOS) goals
Actively participate in weekly production meetings
Purchase Order Management
Release, confirm, reschedule, and cancel raw material purchase orders for product families assigned, managing all day-to-day activities
Order MRO related materials
Coordinate the return of non-conforming raw materials to suppliers
Lead and administer inventory initiatives and implement best practices
Maintain proper inventory levels, recommend and preserve safety stock for raw materials
Assist in achieving inventory turnover goals
Develop production run strategies and WIP buffer inventory
Evaluate safety stock for WIP and raw materials
Collaborate with suppliers on Kanban, VMI, Vending, and Consigned Inventory
Collaborate with Operations on Kanban, visual management and replenishment
Super User and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for ERP System and Materials Processes and Procedures
Personal development to include continuously updating skills related to Lean, Supply Chain and inventory management and control best practices
Education, Skills, and Experience
Bachelor's degree required in a business related field and a minimum of 5 years Supply Chain experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
Working knowledge of ERP/MRP
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, and Outlook)
Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills required
Strong organizational skills and a stellar attention to detail are essential
Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
Proficient math skills including adding, subtracting, multiply, and dividing decimals
Working knowledge of Lean, CSCP, or APICS certification preferred
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