Material Planner/Buyer
Job Opportunity at Sissom & Associates

Posted on Nov 14

http:/    865-546-0645

Location: Blythewood, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4146515

Our client is an outstanding global Tier I automotive supplier.  They are expanding and have a new Planner/Buyer opp..  Excellent work culture, benefits and promotional opportunities.  Salary range is 55-65K + 12% bonus.  

Job Title:  Materials Planner/Buyer                                                                             
Reports To:  Supply Chain Manager                
Job Summary:  Responsible for planning and coordinating the process of purchasing materials from foreign suppliers for production throughput. Responsible for Production Scheduling, plans and forecasts the need of materials to meet customer orders.  Aids in the development of policies and procedures in the areas of procurement and inventory control.  Expected to play a key role in the management of inventory.  Communicates with suppliers to ensure on time delivery and manages the delivery of appropriate quantity levels based on the increase or decrease of customer demand.
Major Responsibilities/Activities: 
  • Must have SAP or comparable ERP experience
  • Conduct cycle counts on required materials as scheduled.
  • Research reasons behind inventory discrepancies and aid in the corrective actions of the root causes.
  • Must consider best price, quality, and reliability when purchasing products.
  • Arranges the safe transport of materials.
  • Ensures materials and parts in the supply chain meet the minimum requirements for quality assurance standards.
  • Places purchase orders.
  • Aids in the development of procedures in the areas of inventory control, receiving, storage, and distribution of materials throughout the plant.
  • Interface directly with all departments in regards to materials that have been requested to ascertain specifications and needs.
  • Maintains adequate supply levels throughout the supply chain.
  • Follows established safe practices for receiving hazardous substances. ?            Perform other responsibilities as required.
Knowledge and skills requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, engineering, logistics or other applicable discipline preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing and or supply planning, logistics or related industry
  • Experience in Lean transformation preferred
  • Demonstrated management skills
  • Excellent communication skills:  oral, written, presentation, and electronic
Education:  Bachelor’s Degree required.
Work Experience:  3+ years manufacturing, supply chain, and/or logistics.  SAP experience required.
Additional Comments:  Closely integrated with other functions such as Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Sales, Finance, and Purchasing.  Strong leadership skills is a plus.  Requires involvement in continuous improvement activities.
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