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Sr. Buyer/Planner

Company: Kaman
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewThe Sr. Buyer/Planner is responsible for all aspects of material planning, goods and service purchasing, and production scheduling to support their assigned program(s). - Contributes to the continuous improvement of the Supply Chain function. Responsible for maintaining MRP/ERP system to support the program schedule. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain all material planning, purchasing, and production scheduling activities, assess requirements and plans for business needs; ensures adequate flow of goods, services and information. Collaborates with internal customers to understand the needs of the business and provides procurement services to support production schedule. Use of IT systems to produce and track purchase orders and related documentation; monitor schedule and delivery dates. Resolve issues related to quantity, quality, and delivery and invoicing. Ensure adequate documentation is available to provide the necessary support for government audits.
  • Creates and maintains valid materials planning and production schedules and supporting processes. Effective liaison with suppliers to ensure adequate flow of information concerning progress of materials, anticipated delivery schedules. Coordinates any supplier issues with appropriate internal departments for resolution. Identify problem areas/issues; recommend corrective actions.
  • Monitor MRP/ERP system error messages, new, cancel, expedite, push out, reduce/increase quantity and review against material flow for action. Releases and procures appropriate lot and batch quantities using JIT concepts. Manages level loading of procured parts. Creating and updating Purchase Orders.
  • Business travel may be required up to 15%. Performs other duties as assigned. -QualificationsEducation:Bachelors degree in business, supply chain or related field preferred.Experience:
      • 5 to 7 years of supply chain experience. Planning experience preferred.
      • 5 to 7 years of experience working within MRP systems. Experience working within legacy systems preferred. Abilities:
        • Requires ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, etc.
        • Good oral, written and presentation communication skills.
        • An understanding of the fundamentals of logistics and Lean and how they can both be leveraged to eliminate waste (inventory) is strongly preferred.

Keywords: Kaman, Jacksonville , Sr. Buyer/Planner, Professions , Jacksonville, Florida

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