Planner/Buyer
Spectrum SEI Microwave, Inc.
Delmar, DE
SUMMARY: Creates and maintains master schedule for products, subassemblies and materials for a product line. Purchases raw material and MRO items from suppliers to support the schedule, and achieve delivery, margin, and quality and inventory goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Coordinates product scheduling: creates and maintains computerized master schedule for products; receives input from staff indicating customer orders or forecasts for planned inventory items.
  • Plans ordering of raw materials: drives MRP requirements for raw material and executes purchase order release to supplier. Ensures material availability by interacting with appropriate personnel, obtains material by manufacturing start date by expediting, use of shortage reports, and open order reports.
  • Reviews production capacity requirements: monitors capacity reports to ensure sufficient capacity is available to handle the requirements of master schedule; updates capacity changes as they occur; assists in planning capacity requirements to meet forecasted needs.
  • Reviews and processes requests and documentation: schedules re-work of return orders; monitors delivery performance and interfaces with Unit Managers; delivers and/or informs Customer Service and/or sales representative of deliveries and quote information; approves engineering change notices’ ships orders from stock daily or weekly.
  • Coordinates communication activities with internal and external sources; reviews requests and situations with marketing, engineering, and manufacturing to insure customer satisfaction; dispatches and processes customer orders.
  • Negotiates pricing for blanket agreements and supplier support programs.
  • Maintains production and purchase order schedules, and other data in information systems.
  • Monitors Corrective Action Responses, works with Quality Engineer to correct, maintain and improve supplier quality issues.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

RELATIONSHIPS: Customer Service Reps, Supervisors, Suppliers; daily; processes information, addresses inquiries and trouble shoots problems; Director, Production and Inventory Control; occasionally, assign and monitor progress and obtain input and needs of division.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management, Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience in a production environment.
  • 3 years’ experience in production planning or buying using a computerized system or equivalent experience.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates and Licenses: None required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to operate computer; basic math skills; organizational abilities; strong attention to detail.
  • MS Office products; copier; fax.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is an office-based position.
Education
Preferred
Bachelors or better in Business Administration
Bachelors or better in Other
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.