Responsible for the planning and procurement of components to meet production requirements. Manages inventory, develops target quantities, and minimizes total inventory expense while meeting required finished part service goals. Replenishment and floor stocking programs with suppliers and support the Procurement Managers in their supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Execute MRP for materials and issue purchase orders to ensure material availability for Operations
Reviews production schedules needs against inventory levels and storage capacity in order to plan inbound bulk materials to meet operational needs
Expedites with suppliers or explore alternative solutions to mitigate any know material shortages
Communicates any known or potential material shortages delays or issues, while also working to develop solutions with suppliers and internal resources.
Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting to report issues and status
Maintains files such as inventory records and delivery performance reporting in order to identify trends and seek opportunities for improvement in overall service
Records complaints and takes action to resolve, as needed, should quality or delivery failures occur
Manages transition of components related to reformulations, redesigns, new product introductions, and item discontinuation.
Interacts with R&D, Procurement, Scheduling, Sales Planning, Suppliers, and Category Planners to plan and execute smooth transition plans
Maintains target inventory levels by monitoring inventory levels and appropriately recommends cost-reducing inventory actions to management
Support Corporate Procurement Managers in the implementation of any Divisional or Plant Cost Savings initiatives
Review and assist to resolve invoicing discrepancies in SAP via either MRBR or VIM
Preforms other duties as assigned
Skills, Experience and Education
Strong computer skills including knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and SAP/ERP experience.
Good verbal & written communication and presentations skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to various levels of the organization
Self-starter with flexibility to meet challenging priorities
Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to make decisions with imperfect information, coupled with the ability to develop and adhere to strong processes
Possess a positive and proactive approach to problems and opportunities.
Bachelor's Degree Preferred - Type: Business, Logistics or related field
Minimum Experience Preferred:
Three to five years related experience in purchasing/materials planning is strongly preferred. Experience with SAP ERP environment preferred.
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