Manufacturing Planner

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned on an individual basis:

  • Responsible for purchasing activities in support of production build schedules. Plan purchases to MRP requirements and review supplier POs and contracts. Develop purchasing strategy for key suppliers.
  • Monitor costs, schedule, and performance of key suppliers and subcontractors. Participate in vendor qualification and audits, as assigned.
  • Manage introduction of new components into production through phase‐in activities. Manage new component planning and purchasing for new products.
  • Work in compliance with Company SOPs. Ensure that procedures are adequate for materials and purchasing functions to comply with business and Quality System requirements.
  • Participate as a member of the Material Review Board. Actively assist with disposition of rejected materials and interface with suppliers regarding corrective actions and problem resolution.
  • Participate as a member of Project Teams representing the Materials/Operation department, as assigned. Plan purchases in support of project qualification build schedules.
  • Train and help to assist junior purchasing staff to balance workload.
  • Responsible for implementing Purchasing process improvements and supplier strategic initiatives as directed by Materials Management.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
 Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years of previous purchasing and/or planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
 Experience with a computerized MRP system required.
 General computer skills required, including working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and technical
proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
 Possess strong interpersonal skills, as well as be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal. Strong negotiation skills and ability to juggle many tasks simultaneously.
 APICs certification desirable.
 QAD MFG‐PRO experience desirable.