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 Role Summary/Purpose

 The Planner/Buyer will be responsible for defined work or projects with moderate complexity. In this role, you will follow an individual work plan, meet day-to-day short-term objectives, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.
 Essential Responsibilities
 In the role of Planner/Buyer you, will:

 • Interface with production, sales, purchasing and suppliers in order to schedule the receipt of raw material to meet production demand
 • Be responsible for raw material scheduling, updating database, editing routine documents, procurement follow up and expediting management
 • Have strong negotiating skills and experience contacting suppliers/vendors regarding contract fulfillment and term issues.
 • Establish plant production schedules, WIP job management and maintain inventory database / cost structure
 • Write, manage, and update the production control data and working rules and drive cost and cycle time reduction with supplier base using Six Sigma methodology
 • Evaluate and drive resolution on all manufacturing material quality and supply issues
 • Assist in the development and implementation of the e-sourcing plan to reduce cost and cycle time
 • Assure that the shop has the necessary materials, configuration records, manpower, and tooling to meet required production levels
 • Identify and react to material plans that do not meet customer requirements
 • Monitor implementation of corrective action plans
 • Prepare and implement work orders and plans as required
 • Be responsible for assigned commodities to meet the requirements of the business
 • Perform some or all of the required functions from initiation of intent to purchase to satisfactory delivery of material or service
 • Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques, together with the effective utilization of available expertise from supporting organizations; implement purchase contracts with sound purchasing practices and applicable company and government regulations
 • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources, and stimulate competition
 • Be responsible for all accounts payable issues pertaining to purchasing deck
 • Execute Non-conformance return to vendors and support all material changes in plant
 • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
 Desired Characteristics
 • Experience utilizing planning systems 
 • Experience in production control or planning, supervision, sourcing and/or material control environment
 • Ability to manage multiple tasks and establish effective work priorities 
 • Ability to work effectively in all environments 
 • Strong analytical and organizational skills 
 • Six Sigma training 
 • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills 
 • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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