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Fortive Corporation Plainville , CT 06062

Posted 4 months ago

Buyer/Planner Intern (Summer 2019)

About Us:

Gems Sensors & Controls (a Fortive company) designs and manufactures a broad portfolio of liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors, miniature solenoid valves, proximity switches and pre-assembled fluidic systems to exact customer application and manufacturing requirements. From agricultural equipment to locomotives to medical devices, Gems products make a difference in the world you interact with every day.


Under direction of Focus Factory Manager or Sr. Buyer/Planner, the intern is responsible for planning work orders and managing the Supply Chain/Material Control system in support of a designated Production Team.


  • Control and monitor customer and manufacturing order to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, favorable cost savings and increased inventory turns

  • Working with Focus Factory Manager to be responsible and accountable for the daily management of the material control system for the designated Production Team and your assigned commodities

  • Coordinate production schedule and cell demand schedule with Production Supervisors

  • Manage daily interaction with suppliers to achieve a high level of on time delivery performance

  • Drive quality and productivity (team effectiveness and efficiency) improvements using DBS principles

  • Act as change agent to implement constant state of improvement by doing things differently

  • Drive correct part plan and increase number of parts on visual replenishment

  • Improve on time performance for the designated Production Team through the proactive management of supplier deliveries

  • Track root causes for on time delivery and suggest and implement appropriate corrective actions

  • Provide delivery dates for overdue customer orders

  • Improve inventory turns for designated Production Team

  • Implement and resize OEM Kanbans as required

  • Assist in the development of new Order Management Process that supports the future state


  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Supply Chain, or other relevant field at an accredited college or university

  • At least a Junior with a 3.0 grade point average in major

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work within a team

  • Good organizational and problem solving skills

  • Leadership experience in school or community

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

Fortive Corporation


Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortives well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our companys operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: .

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Primary Location: North America-United States-CT-Plainville


Gems Sensors

Schedule: Full-time

EEO Statement: "The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a ""Fortive Company."" Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call or e-mail to request accommodation."

Req ID: GEM000434

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