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Buyer Planner

Caledonia, Michigan

Job ID: 9064 Category: Professional

Job Description
  • Develops and manages production schedules for a production cell
  • Assesses and establishes capacities of work cells through continuous review of set up times, routings and run-rates of production machinery
  • Meet inventory goals while achieving finished goods service levels to customers
  • Insures that production schedules are in sync with purchased materials schedules to streamline and optimize Aspen’ s total supply chain costs
  • Negotiates with suppliers for materials and services by achieving the lowest total cost
  • Selects, evaluates and develops new sources supply
  • Manages the Approved Supplier List
  • Responsible for managing supplier delivery and quality performance
  • Establishes account/credit and terms
  • Places purchase orders and expedites materials as required to support production schedules
  • Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with US laws
  • Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics

 

 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Business, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 Years Purchasing and/or Production Planning experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • ERP software experience particularly, an in-depth knowledge of MRP preferred
  • Familiarity with total cost analysis concepts
  • Proficient in developing and providing detailed forecasts of demand requirements to suppliers based on historical sales data
  • Excellent understanding of statistical concepts used to formulate safety stock quantities to meet customer service levels
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining a Lean Material Flow manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of accomplishments in supply chain management
  • Detailed and analytically oriented
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with ERP forecasting software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including, word, excel and Outlook
  • Certification in APICS or ISM a plus 
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