RIDGEWAY, SC 29130
The Tactical Planner/Buyer satisfies requirements for spare parts, production, and machine sales (options) and meets availability, fill rate and inventory turns’ targets. He/she maintains planning parameters, oversees material requirements planning (MRP), manages tactical purchasing, and ensures system integrity in SAP.
Provide internal and external customers with reliable availability dates and actively reduces stock-outs
Work directly with production, supply chain, service, sales and customer support personnel.
Achieve customer fill rate, inventory (cost) targets and other related team KPIs.
Analyze demand history, maintain forecasts and integrate sales input to determine proper stock levels.
Oversee material requirements planning (MRP).
Manage tactical purchases.
Establish and maintain planning parameters related to forecasting, reorder point and safety stock.
Create purchase orders, interface with vendors, expedite critical requirements and ensure timely arrival of product.
Maintain SAP integrity.
Reduce excess inventory by returning to supplier, transferring to other facilities, or recommending for scrap.
Maintain product lifecycle and excess and obsolescence (E&O) programs.
Maintain relationships/contacts with customer and vendors.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business/related or equivalent work experience
3 years of experience utilizing MPS, MRP, and forecasting modules
APICS/CPI certification or equivalent
Desire and ability to work in fast paced manufacturing environment
Tactical purchasing experience
Verbal/written communication skills
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to analyze and present data effectively
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
Mental capacity to make sound decisions and to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to multitask, solve problems, manage time, adapt to changing work conditions, and shift priorities in a fast paced environment
Superior organizational skills, strong quality orientation, and high attention to detail
Proven ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
Knowledge of and adherence to occupational hazards and standard safety practices