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Sr. Buyer/Planner

Job Summary:
The Sr. Buyer/Planner works closely with the Materials, Procurement, Distribution Center and Accounting Teams and is responsible for maintaining solid communication and information flow through the supply chain. The Buyer will be responsible for analyzing demand requirements and placing/maintaining purchase orders to ensure adequate material flow into the Distribution Center.

The Sr. Buyer/Planner will be expected to lead and participate in projects to support our drive for improvement in supplier on time delivery, service level, inventory days on hand reduction, new product launches and cost reduction initiatives.

This position will work closely with the supply base to maximize supplier performance. The Buyer/Planner will be responsible to work exception reports to manage inventory and increase our OTD metric. Other responsibilities include working with the Production Supervisor to maximize throughput and resources as well as assist with cycle count reconciliation.

Organizational Relationships:

This position must develop and maintain excellent relationships with both internal customers and outside suppliers. Regular interaction with all levels across multiple organizations is required.


  • Mentor and train new employees.

  • Analyze data for planning and release, shortage resolution, ordering and inventory analysis.

  • Schedules and releases production orders according to kanban priority and production schedules.

  • Provides delivery date commitments on work in process and finished goods products to Value Stream manager, materials manager and Customer Service.

  • Prepares purchasing requisition, generate Purchase Orders; work with supplier to ensure parts are delivered on time to Purchase Order schedules.

  • Reviews exception report from MRP system and make adjustments as required.

  • Work with Suppliers to reconcile invoices and payments and manage for performance improvements.

  • Drive process improvement

  • Monitor inventory level to avoid excess inventory, inventory shortages and or inventory inaccuracies.

  • Assist with cycle count reconciliations if needed.

  • Work with Quality personnel to resolve supplier quality issues.

Performs all tasks in accordance with the Company’s Business Conduct Guidelines.

Sr. Buyer/Planner

Rockford, IL
Full Time Work

Published on 11 Aug 2020