Oct 25, 2021

Buyer/Planner

  • Barnes Group
  • 504 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA

Job Description

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assure internal and external customer material requirements are met in accordance with the schedule
  • Understand and monitor the raw material forecast /schedule of due dates for production
  • Develop the production schedule for finished goods
  • Work with Operations to determine the optimal level of production and/or purchase to maximize manufacturing efficiencies, minimize raw and finished goods inventories and meet or exceed customer service expectations.
  • Manage the inventory position for the division, accountable for supplier on time delivery and other key performance metrics
  • Develop and maintain effective MPS schedule for SIOP Process and respective value stream, working within parameters of customer requirements and capacity planning
  • Knowledge of SIOP Process and the planning of same
  • Knowledge of process and machines related to products manufactured and repaired within business units. Work closely and interface with Operations Manager, Production Supervisors, and Sourcing Team
  • Work closely with cross-functional leads, identify, plan, and resolve inconsistencies and gaps between demand and supply
  • Support commodity strategy and long-term agreements for price, delivery, and total cost management
  • Secure and analyze quotations, negotiate prices with suppliers, and recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities
  • Analyze and act on the purchase recommendations generated by the materials management system, including generating Purchase Orders, communicating PO's to suppliers, receiving acknowledgements, and performing other PO maintenance as needed
  • Monitor, assess and resolve supplier delivery and quality performance issues, including problem shipments, receiving issues, packaging standards, open PO's, expedite/defer requests, problem invoices, and other issues as needed
  • Monitor lead times and lead time offsets (keep current standards) in the system to reflect lean manufacturing, and flow principles
  • Generate standards, line of balance and other data sets to achieve supplier OTD goals
  • Manage supplier websites as required
  • Results oriented with effective problem solving and project management skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • 5 - 8 years' experience in Supply Chain/Purchasing/Inventory Management/Planning/Production Scheduling
  • Must have the ability to prioritize workload as conflicts arise, and manage the impacts of their priority decisions, meeting customer needs while protecting the interests of the company
  • Ability to perform previously stated responsibilities while assisting the Operations Manager in the development and execution of the schedule
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a must
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Monarch, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
  • Excellent leadership and team skills required. Able to effectively interface at all levels of the organization


Education Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Management, Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field highly desired
  • CPIM, APICS, CPSM certification desirable


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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