The Staff Material Planner/Buyer is responsible for managing the Purchasing activity (purchase negotiated components and raw materials from vendors) for key commodities, ensuring that facilities have parts in quantity and dates required to meet with production schedules without any extra cost.
The Staff Material Planner/Buyer provides instructions and pre-established guidelines to his team (Material Planner/Buyer) to perform the functions of the job.
Typically reports to the Sr Mgr Material Planner/Buyer.
Ensuring that direct reports support factory needs within a timeframe required to meet business objectives
Provides continual and sufficient communication to various functions as needed
Assist with regular re-negotiations of terms of business/service agreements and performance evaluation with suppliers, taking corrective action as required.
Achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) goals.
Provides leadership to team to ensure goals are achieved .
Required Education / Experience / Certificates
Years of Experience: Five+ years of experience material planning/buying within a MRP environment.
Education/Training: College degree or its equivalent required.
Licenses/Certificates: APICS or other Supply Chain Certification.
Solid experience in negotiating with global suppliers;
Thorough understanding of supply chain management relating to production planning, procurement, global distribution practices, inventory management and logistics
Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, knowledge of Oracle EBS and ASCP preferred.
Good understanding of business strategy
Fluency in English mandatory.
Global travel is required; approximately 40 percent of the time
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