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Buyer/Planner II
Ref No.: 18-08381
Location: Austin, Texas
Supply Planners are responsible for planning and purchasing assigned materials to ensure global supply.  The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability and capacity with strategic inventory initiatives. Products may be produced at multiple sites, or purchased from key suppliers and replenished to the Distribution Centers and/or Manufacturing plants.  Typically a Planner is solely responsible for planning the manufacture of a given product at a given production site.  Responsibilities include product forecasting, reorder point/safety stock planning, product allocation, managing inventory turns, product availability/fill rate, and product life cycle management.  Additionally, a Planner is responsible for analyzing inventory trends and proposing process improvements.  Planners are responsible for the generation or management of key reports and metrics and are involved in various projects.Skills/Knowledge Requirements:Comprehensive MRP knowledgeSkilled in ERP Systems, preferably SAP and E1Understanding of BOMsProcess improvement capabilityStrong verbal and written communication skillsThorough understand of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply changeStrong problem solving and reasoning skills to effectively deal with problems varying in complexityAbility to work independently and as part of a teamAbility to meet deadlines while delivering high quality work and/or  servicesProficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Effective time management skillsMinimum Education/Experience Requirements:Knowledge and skills acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree or a minimum of 5 years previous Production Planning/Supply Chain work experienceAPICS certification strongly preferred