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Buyer/Planner

Company Description:

Rite-Hite, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of industrial loading dock and door solutions, is seeking a full-time buyer/planner. We are always looking ahead to develop innovative new products and services to improve our customers' safety, security, and productivity.

To continue our growth, we have an excellent opportunity for Buyer/Planner at our Dubuque, Iowa manufacturing plant with our Rite-Hite Engineered Solutions Group.

Job Description:

The Buyer/Planner position is responsible to maintain minimal inventory levels of product components while ensuring appropriate levels to support Engineered Solutions Group shipping schedules.

The Buyer/Planner uses proper forecasting and scheduling techniques to accomplish this.

PURPOSE:
Maintain minimal inventory levels of product components while ensuring appropriate levels to support Engineered Solutions Group shipping schedules.

Accomplish this using proper forecasting and scheduling techniques.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties may be assigned.
Regulate total inventory of product components to support product availability while minimizing inventory dollars.

Monitor the automatic scheduling system to ensure proper allocation of Engineered Solutions Group product, manually schedule
the orders that cannot be computer allocated and maintain existing orders with regard to requirement and promise date changes.

Process daily paperwork such as purchase orders; pick slips, supplier follow-up reports.

Post receipts and shipments.

Communicate with customer’s status of their orders via phone or e-mail.

Communicate to suppliers their performance based on quality, warranty and delivery as measured through the supplier scorecard system.

Communicate with the manufacturing department to ensure a smooth flow of inventory to support the build schedules.

Maintain good supplier relationships.

Assist in the resolution of quality problems by conferring with Engineering and suppliers with documentation of events maintained in the Rejection Database.

Negotiate, identify, document and accomplish cost savings programs.

Assume backup responsibility for generating pick slips and truck shipment posting for Production Supervisor.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY'S:
Maintain minimal inventory levels of product components while ensuring appropriate levels to support Engineered Solutions Group shipping schedules.

Accomplish this using proper forecasting and scheduling techniques.

Communicate to the manufacturing department to ensure a smooth flow of inventory to support the build schedules.

Maintain accurate information through on-line maintenance using the latest information provided by the suppliers based on direct communications. 

Required Experience:

Rite-Hite makes top quality products and hires the most qualified employees to contribute to that. Qualified candidates will possess a two year associates degree from college or tec...