Supply Planner External Operations

Gordian California , MD 20619

Posted 5 months ago

At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential your ability to learn, grow, and contribute in meaningful ways. We believe in the power of great people working together to innovate and solve problems no one could solve alone. We build enduring partnerships with our customers and take on their challenges and opportunities as our own.

Your Impact

The Supply Planner External Operations is part of a multicultural team and responsible for the supply of finished products manufactured by external suppliers. He/She ensures continuous supply to our warehouse at the right inventory level and costs in order to serve our customers in a timely manner.

The Supply Planner is responsible to mitigate any impacts to customer service due to demand and/or supply constraints.

Here's where you'll demonstrate your competencies:

  • Creates & verifies supply plans of finished products in our planning system

  • Effectively translates demand plans into supply plans

  • Creates & submits Purchase orders to suppliers

  • Validates purchasing forecast and communicates major volume changes to suppliers

  • Monitors open orders and tracks deliveries if needed from suppliers

  • Ensures inventory levels and customer service levels within targets

  • Maintains master data and planning parameters in the ERP & planning system

  • Resolves shipment & inbound issues in collaboration with other relevant functions

  • Identifies root causes & potential customer service impacts

  • Mitigates impact for projected backorder situations and develops corrective/preventive actions

  • Coordinates and communicates proactively the resolution of supply issues to stakeholders

  • Drives continuous improvements of supply chain metrics (service, inventory, cost, etc)

  • Leads the Partner S&OP meetings with external suppliers

  • Supports new products introductions and discontinuations

  • Resolves invoice mismatches to avoid delays in payment

  • Identifies and implements process improvements

  • Creates & maintains standard operating procedures and work instructions

  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level

  • Builds and maintains strong working relationship with internal & external partners

  • Continuously challenges, improves and streamlines the supply chain process to increase efficiency

  • Supports other projects as needed

Our Needs

Here's what we'll need from you:

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS degree (or equivalent) in a related field is required. Additional work experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.

  • 3 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain and/or Operations

  • Experience in planning, purchasing or materials management

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills are required

  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail

  • Proactive, independent, self-leadership paired with collaboration and teamwork skills

  • Ability to challenge the status quo and translate complex situations into simple working solutions

  • Good computer skills in MS Office applications

  • Must have a high level of personal initiative and ability to function autonomously with a strong sense of urgency, self-confidence, and comfort with new and rapidly changing situations and environments

  • Manugistics, JDE, or SAP experience is preferred

  • APICS certification is preferred

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