Buyer Planner / Purchaser

Alfa Laval AB Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 6 days ago

Buyer Planner / Purchaser

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Determines the quantity and date materials are needed to comply with the master production schedule. Obtains materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. May involve international purchasing, freight and currency

Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes quotations received, selects or recommends suppliers and schedules deliveries.

  • Plans for and purchases materials, according to the master production schedule

  • Monitors and adjusts work in progress, schedules and delivery of finished goods to ensure schedule meets customer requirements. Involves interaction with customers, sales and production teams.

  • Ensures material availability through accurate inventory monitoring, purchasing and follow up to include outside suppliers

  • Supports the development and implementation of strategic production planning methodologies.

  • Analyze inventory values and system set up in reducing excess and obsolete inventory

  • Monitor forecasting system per supplier

  • Supplier development per Alfa Laval toolbox.

  • Monitor air freight costs

  • Monitor and communicate Product Supply Agreements (PSA)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities of the Successful Candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business

  • 3 yrs. experience as a Planner/Buyer in a manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of Lean & MRP systems

  • Understanding of machine capacity and set ups

  • APICS (CPIM/CRIM) or ISM (CPM) certification preferred

  • Experience with MS Office Suite

  • Strong skills in

  • Time management

  • Attention to details

  • Written & verbal communications

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Buyer Planner / Purchaser

Alfa Laval AB