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Textron Augusta , GA 30903

Posted 4 months ago

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO, Cushman, Arctic Cat, Textron Off RoadTM, Jacobsen, Dixie Chopper, Ransomes, TUGTM, DouglasTM, PremierTM and SafeaeroTM brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.


The Buyer / Planner position is a dynamic role that encompasses responsibility for the planning of material requirements, managing deliveries, managing inventory and maintaining batch sizes. This position will work very closely with the supply base and the shop floor to identify opportunities for productivity improvements, avoid downtime, avoid cost increases, and reduce lead-times. Also plays an integral role in the success of the Logistics Department by ensuring total customer satisfaction in a continuous improvement environment.


  • Maintain optimal levels of inventory while balancing the need to maximize inventory turns with the need to minimize stock levels.

  • Analyze domestic and international shipping forecasts to achieve optimal inventory levels.

  • Analyze current and potential backorders daily to ensure order fill rates.

  • Communicate needs to supplying vendors as needed.

  • Keep up-to-date on both actual and potential supply problems and/or delivery issues; provide timely communications and analysis to management.

  • Develop and promote better ways of analyzing and communicating service to both internal and external customers.

  • Assess suppliers' performance against predetermined goals.

  • Assist in improving supplier quality acceptance rates, delivery performance and cost savings performance.

  • Disposition discrepant material as needed.

  • Participate and/or coordinate projects as assigned, including reporting, supplier communication, and other related projects.

  • Create purchase orders and ensure appropriate delivery.

  • Communicate with vendors to obtain product, price, availability and delivery information.

  • Prepare material variance analyses and review cycle count results to allow for appropriate recommendations for improvements.


  • Solid computer skills including experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • High energy multi-tasker, deal with ambiguity.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Statistical reporting skills.

  • Ability to understand and support a manufacturing schedule.

  • Superior negotiation skills.

  • Good project management skills, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Team player who is willing to take on a variety of responsibilities to support operations.

  • Flexibility in a constantly changing environment.

  • Demonstrate strong customer focus and drive for results


Bachelor's Degree required.



Physical Demands:


Additional Information:

Direct Reports: None

Travel Requirements:
10 15%

Relocation Benefits: Yes

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