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Planner/Buyer

Company: Weiss-McNair LLC
Location: Chico
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARYThe Buyer-Planner ensures that raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, advertising, and services (production, design and expense) are purchased at the best price, quality, and on-time delivery in support of the Company's plans and objectives. The Buyer-Planner is also responsible for internal and external contract review, new product development projects, and supplier evaluation and selection.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 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.

  • Source and purchase components, materials, equipment, tools, supplies, and consulting services in support of the production needs and development of new products
  • Demonstrate ability to work on projects to completion and work effectively with some direct supervision from the Purchasing Manager
  • Establish and maintain good supplier relationships
  • Confer and negotiate with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Negotiate long-term agreements and contracts with key suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to establish lean manufacturing supply programs and administer those programs
  • Optimize inventory levels of purchased materials
  • Monitor price change activity and recommend and implement corrective actions as appropriate
  • Support New Product Development Teams as the Materials Lead and be able to lead projects as required from time to time
  • Work closely with Engineering to provide components and materials to meet aggressive development schedules
  • Identify suppliers who specialize in "Fast Turn Around" parts for engineering evaluation and prototype builds
  • Prepare selected management reports and analyses at the direction of the Purchasing Manager
  • Establish and maintain Just-In-Time deliveries with suppliers
  • Assure compliance with department and company policies and procedures
  • Select products for purchasing by testing, observing, or examining items
  • Estimate values according to knowledge of market price
  • Determine method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid
  • Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of targeted product costs
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and other determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • Approve invoices for payment; investigate and resolve discrepancies
  • Expedite delivery of goods to users
  • Plan and schedule production builds as a result of forecast, master schedule, and material availability
  • Communicate status of materials to production, management, and engineering
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of change orders
  • Manage materials for work cells utilizing manual and/or electronics "pull" systems
  • Maintain ASL (Approved Supplier List) and supplier files for assigned suppliers
  • Works collaboratively with other members within functional area as well as throughout the organization
  • Performs all activities following Company safety guidelines
  • Ability to work schedules including additional hours and Saturdays to meet deadlines
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as neededIMPACTThis position positively impacts the organization when tasks are successfully executed to ensure the flow of work orders and materials to meet the production schedule.EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
    • BS or BA degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or Operations related discipline, desirable
    • Minimum 5 years' purchasing experience with 2 years in a pull-based production planning and control systems environment
    • Minimum 3 years' experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with in ag manufacturing Experience with electronic, electro-mechanical, fabricated component, and packaging purchasing, required
    • Experience in management of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs, required
    • Experience with turnkey purchases of both wire harness and cable assemblies, desirable
    • Experience establishing purchasing agreements, desirable
    • Active participation in the development and implementation of manual and/or electronic "pull" systems, desirable
    • Proficient using Microsoft Office software, required
    • Working in a formal ERP system or other business level software desirableSUPERVISION RECEIVEDWorks under general supervision. Assignments given in the form of work orders and work instructions. NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIESAs assigned by supervisorPHSYICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and to sit in performing computer functions. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, color vision and depth perception.WORKING ENVIRONMENTJob duties are performed in a production and/or office environment utilizing standard equipment, such as a computer, photocopier, telephone, hand tools, fabrication and test equipment. Noise level is usually moderate to loud, based on specific activities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally passes near moving mechanical parts and/or heavy fabrication equipment and can be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and/or hazardous chemicals. When required to be in the factory conditions can be seasonally hot or cold and dusty. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Work closely with other departments (including but not limited to): production, material control, and engineering
      • Observe factory policiesPROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
        • Work performed in designated areas may require appropriate safety precautions and protective equipment such as eye and hearing protection. NOTE: THIS JOB SPECIFICATION IN NO WAY STATES OR IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES/FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE INCUMBENT. EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES/FUNCTIONS REQUESTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

Keywords: Weiss-McNair LLC, Chico , Planner/Buyer, Other , Chico, California

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