Current College Students - Manufacturing - Buyer / Planner
Company: RADIANS INC
Posted on: July 12, 2019
This position is responsible for the procurement of all
Manufacturing production materials and supplies and the planning of
production to ensure the flow of material to meet production
requirements. This position will source material per
specifications, prepare comparative cost analysis for review and
approval, issue purchase orders, monitor and track material to meet
production and inventory stocking levels, and work with suppliers
to ensure timely delivery. The Manufacturing Buyer / Planner will
forecast FG demand, determine the production material and all
supplies required to meet the production schedule, and execute the
steps to have the all production components available for the
production process timely and accurately. The Manufacturing Buyer /
Planner is responsible for establishing adequate on hand inventory
without overbuying and keeping adequate stock as defined with
Management. This position is responsible for updating bill of
material changes, preparing cost roll ups for updated Finished Good
costing as applicable, and analyzing the yield in BOMs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
- Procure at the most favorable price product/material/ supplies
per the quality specification to stock the components for the
Manufacturing production schedules and safety stock levels.
- Schedule, monitory and track purchase, delivery and flow of
material into the production process, identify and resolve any
bottlenecks or potential delays and ensure continuity of the supply
chain into production.
- Evaluate FG production demand, prepare the production schedule
with Operations and Management, and procure the components to meet
the production demand schedule timely and accurately.
- Schedule procurement, delivery, and usage of materials to
optimize production, cost, and inventory position.
- Use the ERP system to enter purchase orders, locate inventory,
determine usage and inventory needs, and use excel spreadsheets
(and various tools) to analyze and determine purchase order
requirements for the supply chain to order and maintain proper
- Establish accurate stocking levels on all production materials
and supplies (based on production demand).Work closely with the
Operations to manage inventory and supplies levels
- Analyze Bill of materials for yield, update bill of materials
for cost changes or components, and prepare FG cost roll-ups as
- Source alternative materials to derive the most cost effective
solutions, prepare comparative cost analysis, and present it for
approval. Manage changeover of material by exhausting current stock
and bringing on other suppliers / material as approved.
- Visit and evaluate suppliers (scorecard) for quality,
timeliness of delivery / lead time, cost and process to best meet
the standards for Mfg..
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Associates or Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or a
- 3 to 5 years experience in a Manufacturing Purchasing and/or
Production Planning environment
- Or, experience that is equivalent to the above listed education
in Manufacturing to meet the responsibilities and job requirements
as listed.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret
general business reading and/or training materials as well as
federal/state regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedures as needed. Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from groups of
managers, clients, customers and/or the general public. Excellent
Communication Skills Required.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as probability, statistical inferences, and bill of materials
formulas. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages
and proportions to practical situations in a Manufacturing
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret
an instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with
several abstract and concrete variables; Must be detail oriented
and very good and problem solving. Must be able to work
independently and with teams effectively.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Must have computer skills including
Microsoft Suite with good to great Excel skills, prior use of ERP
systems, and have strong analytical, organizational, and planning
skills. Interpersonal skills and working with the Operations team
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer
and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment,
meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer
- Knowledge of resource allocation, production methods, and
coordination of people and resources.
- Knowledge of forecast, demand planning, material requirements
- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality
control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective
manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Ability to understand mathematics, ie: arithmetic, algebra,
geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Computer systems such as Microsoft Office, Outlook,
Accounting/Buying/Purchasing database systems (Epicor/Prophet 21
experience a plus) and the ability to manage files and records,
creating forms, and other office procedures and terminology. Strong
knowledge of Excel functionality utilizing VLookups, Pivot Tables.
Recommended for a buyer/planner to have hands-on experience with
- Must have strong communication skills with ability to
communicate verbally, working with vendors, customers, operations,
sales, other departments within the company
- Ability to compose professional correspondence through e-mail,
letters, etc. Ability to read/review contracts to ensure
terms/conditions meet requirements of the company.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and
effectively with the Operations team and cross functional areas in
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