• Plan, create, and expedite purchase orders as required.
  • Maintain adequate stock levels while assisting the company in achieving inventory goals.
  • Problem-solve and supply information relating to purchasing and receiving; must develop good working knowledge of ERP.
  • Analyze sales order releases with respect to capacity planning and material requirements.
  • Manage inventory, levels, schedules and availability of selected items, either manufactured or purchased, to meet production schedules.
  • Review work-in-process material sweeps from production floor.
  • Interface with manufacturing personnel, the purchasing department and supervisors on materials status and production planning issues.
  • Incoming inspection of certain critical components. Track material and other new source items from consolidation.
  • Continuous inventory review. Verify on-hand against ERP and lead time.
  • Weekly follow-up of past due orders with suppliers.
  • Daily visual monitoring of critical items via plant walk-throughs.
  • Assist in cost savings initiatives and supplier rationalization.
  • Help develop and reinforce proper inventory practices.
  • Other tasks as needed or assigned.

Desired Skills:

  • Must have experience using MRP systems and applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have experience with all Microsoft office applications.
  • Strong systems/process orientation with analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have a sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Excellent project management and follow-up skills.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in Material Buyer/Planner in manufacturing setting.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Physical Demands:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Exposure to intermediate/loud noise is expected when working in the manufacturing environment.