Buyer Planner II

Crane Co. Elyria , OH 44035

Posted 7 months ago

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has a career opportunity for a Buyer Planner II at our Elyria, OH location.

Job Summary:

The Buyer Planner II is responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing components from suppliers in order to assure timely delivery of parts to support production needs. In addition, the Buyer Planner I is the communication and logistics link between Value Streams, Supervisors, Marketing, Master Scheduler, and Purchasing.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform material requirements planning through high interaction/coordination with manufacturing personnel and external suppliers to support the Value Stream

  • Communicate priorities and schedule changes to Outside Processing Suppliers on a daily basis to support changes in production requirements

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers; Communicate common supplier problems with Leadership, Procurement Specialists and other Buyers

  • Develop, own, and drive an inventory action plan to maintain proper inventory levels and achieve turns goals of key production components

  • Train the value stream support personnel and facilitate the upgrade to a pull-based replenishment system (Kanban) to improve inventory turns and eliminate part shortages

  • Monitor supplier orders to assure they are shipped on a timely basis to support the Value Stream

  • Improve supplier fill rates, quality, and lead times to fit product mix and needs.

  • Obtain quotes from suppliers for production material and Outside Processing operations

  • Negotiate blanket purchase orders and pursue cost reduction initiatives that eliminate adverse Purchase Price Index (PPI)

  • Interact with sourcing teams to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management

  • Publish daily shortage report to communicate current delivery information from suppliers

  • Resolve invoice discrepancies on a timely basis

  • Manage supplier quality through the Non-Conforming Report (NCR) Process; Minimize production impact by ensuring discrepant materials are addressed with Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement Quality, Supervisors and Suppliers

  • Work closely with suppliers and Procurement Quality Engineers to resolve Corrective Action Requests (CARs) generated from NCRs

  • Obtain Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA), and process return transactions in Oracle (ERP System); Follow Debit Memo process for supplier rework of discrepant materials

  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:

  • 2-5 years of experience buying in a similar industry, or demonstrated knowledge of supply chain function through work experience or school.

Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment; Working knowledge of buying and ordering procedures; Working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems; Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

Skills/Abilities:

  • Well-developed skill in communicating with others; Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word and Access; Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends; Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information; Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams.

Education/Certification:

  • BA or BS degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Materials-related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Must be a US Person under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to be eligible.

  • Experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment (preferred).

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE

  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes

  • Requires occasional travel to support customers

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Visit our website at CraneAE.com for more information on our company, benefits and great opportunities.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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