Buyer/Production Planner
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
  • Assure internal and external customer material requirements are met in accordance with the schedule
  • Understand and monitor the raw material forecast /schedule of due dates for production
  • Develop the production schedule for finished goods
  • Work with Operations to determine the optimal level of production and/or purchase to maximize manufacturing efficiencies, minimize raw and finished goods inventories and meet or exceed customer service expectations.
  • Manage the inventory position for the division, accountable for supplier on time delivery and other key performance metrics
  • Develop and maintain effective MPS schedule for SIOP Process and respective value stream, working within parameters of customer requirements and capacity planning
  • Knowledge of SIOP Process and the planning of same
  • Knowledge of process and machines related to products manufactured and repaired within business units. Work closely and interface with Operations Manager, Production Supervisors, and Sourcing Team
  • Work closely with cross-functional leads, identify, plan, and resolve inconsistencies and gaps between demand and supply
  • Support commodity strategy and long-term agreements for price, delivery, and total cost management
  • Secure and analyze quotations, negotiate prices with suppliers, and recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities
  • Analyze and act on the purchase recommendations generated by the materials management system, including generating Purchase Orders, communicating PO's to suppliers, receiving acknowledgements, and performing other PO maintenance as needed
  • Monitor, assess and resolve supplier delivery and quality performance issues, including problem shipments, receiving issues, packaging standards, open PO's, expedite/defer requests, problem invoices, and other issues as needed
  • Monitor lead times and lead time offsets (keep current standards) in the system to reflect lean manufacturing, and flow principles
  • Generate standards, line of balance and other data sets to achieve supplier OTD goals
  • Manage supplier websites as required
  • Results oriented with effective problem solving and project management skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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