Collins McNicholas

The Senior Buyer/Planner Analyst plans the procurement of the material required to support Customer Demand and New Product introduction and develop and execute the business unit production schedule.

 

Job Functions:

Planner:

Develop and schedule the Manufacturing Production Plan from the Master Production Schedule requirements with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy. Development includes the following:

  • Manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non-conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, completing unplanned requirements
  • Analyze resource availability, develop short and mid-range capacity plans with manufacturing teams, and lead teams to ensure plans are met
  • Generate work orders using system (e.g., JDE)
  •  Manage work order progress, including working with production and other supporting departments (e.g., quality, microbiology, engineering) to ensure production plans are met
  •  Provide ship schedule to Supply Chain/Demand team
  • Establish and maintain gross inventory targets with a limited scope. Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information, and assess inventory management
  • Develop and identify cost reduction process improvements
  • Creation of reports of key performance indicators and identify opportunities for potential report automation and drive these to completion
  • Support plant level and enterprise level planning improvement initiatives with a high degree of complexity

  

Logistics:

  • Liaise with the warehouse team for shipping and receiving of material with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy
  • Potential supervision employees supporting work order scheduling and cutting
  • Ensure shipment of materials by applying knowledge of import and export laws and regulations
  • Manages relationship with Sterilization services.

 Buyer:

  • Plan materials requirements to support production schedules and new product launches with increased complexity and volume and with higher level of autonomy. including:
  • Working with the supplier to ensure materials are made to the proper specs
  • Leading cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non-conforming material, unclear specifications or vendor capacity constraints
  • Expediting purchase orders as required. Includes expediting material from the receiving dock though receiving inspection, to production stores
  • Partner with Supplier Quality on cyclical (e.g. Audits) and non-cyclical issues (e.g. RI failures)
  • Manage raw material inventory to established targets.

 

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