Buyer/Planner

Columbus McKinnon Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI2.8

30+ days ago
Division - Magnetek

Buyer/Planner
Business Units: Material Handling
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI

Fast paced, interactive work environment with a lot of variety. Typically encountering something new and resolving unique challenges related to purchasing, planning, and projects. This is a hands on role with the opportunity to work w/ multiple internal departments and external vendors. Others look to you as an expert they can rely on for their buying/planning related needs. This position joins a diverse group, and allows for development and growth in the supply chain sector.

The Buyer/Planner reviews material requirements for actual and forecasted sales, and plans and purchases the highest quality materials, parts, and components, etc. while meeting delivery requirements, and analyzes material requirements to determine when materials will be needed, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Run MRP status reports and analyze for adequate levels of materials to meet projected production needs. Check on materials and parts shortages and expedite as needed.
Review all purchase or MRP requisitions and order accordingly, ensuring the purchase of the highest quality materials, parts, components, or services, while meeting delivery requirements.
Process purchase orders and/or blanket orders and order needed materials to meet production requirements. Fax, mail, Internet and/or e-mail purchase orders to suppliers.
Under the direction of the Commodity Management Specialist, assist with quotes, quote analysis and qualification of suppliers for materials and parts, negotiating the
most cost effective solution while ensuring the ability to deliver to support production requirements and the meeting of quality standards.
Assist with releasing work orders for the shop to process as required.
Coordinate with suppliers for materials and parts, ensuring the ability to meet production requirements and quality standards. Assist with sourcing of new suppliers as required.
Record supplier non-conformances in the central database and follow appropriate corrective actions per departmental procedures.
Process returns for defective materials and parts. Expedite replacement materials and parts. Process inventory adjustments according to departmental procedures.
Set up part numbers for purchased items as needed, including pricing, costing, lead time, supplier, and MRP planning information. Set up part numbers for manufactured items as needed, including costing, manufacturing lead time, MRP planning and routing information.
Assist with the establishment of supplier managed, kanban, or consignment inventories.
Enter all required data accurately into the computerized system.
Assist in reconciling invoice and receiving transaction discrepancies.
Adjust the production/work schedules as needed to reflect availability of materials or parts, and customer priorities.
Complete special projects as assigned.
Assist on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.
Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
Responsible for general MRO purchasing activities and to help maintain and control distribution of general office supplies.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires a bachelor’s degree in a job related major and two to four years of related experience; or an associate degree or two years of college with job related coursework and four to six years of progressively responsible related experience; or four years of high school and seven to nine years of progressively responsible related experience or a combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Requires a valid driver’s license. A CPM or CPIM is preferred.

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran