Associate Buyer Planner

Location
Eden Prairie
Posted
Sep 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Ref
297887
Contact
Ware Technology Services
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Ware is working with a large company in Eden Prairie that is looking for an Associate Buyer/Planner to join their team on contract. The contract is scheduled to last 6+ months. During this contract, you will:  plan and purchase raw inventory in support of Sourcing and Production;  manage supply and demand for assigned commodities; monitor and communicate supplier performance for delivery and quality. 

Key Responsibilities:
- Provide support to the Sourcing team by obtaining quotes, maintaining Purchase orders, etc.
- Send out quotes to suppliers
- Evaluate requirements and maintain the ERP system in support of material availability needs
- Update the ERP system with parts data such as price, LT, MOQ, etc.
- Follow up on shipments and update delivery dates
- Generate and maintain purchase order requirements and communicate to suppliers
- Negotiate the need to expedite or defer purchase orders in support of working capital
- Maintain system planning parameters, fixed day, MOQ, order multiples Min/Max levels etc.
- Manage supplier relationships and performance, including but not limited to dispute resolution.
- Monitor and communicate supplier performance for delivery and quality through supplier scorecards
- Identify and reduce or eliminate waste in all areas of supply chain

Qualifications:
- BS or BA degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 2 years purchasing or planning experience in a manufacturing company in an MRP environment. 
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- ERP experience in Oracle required
- This position requires a results-oriented, quality-conscious approach with an appropriate sense of urgency and attention to details. 
- Ability to work well with others.



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