Buyer (HDT (Florence, KY))


The Buyer/Planner is responsible for supporting company delivery and inventory turns objectives through:

* Timely and competitive procurement of raw materials & subcontract services

* Timely job scheduling and release that support production capacity constraints and customer delivery expectations

* Regular monitoring of open order status to identify potential delivery risks and recommend countermeasures


* Monitors short and long term material requirements needs, develops and implements effective plans to assure material availability using SAP to manage and action daily ERP messages

* Controls the flow of material from the supplier and on the production floor.

* Manages non-conforming material (return material, identify replacement, cost of quality etc. )

* Immediately communicates product revision changes to supplier.

* Responsible for making what, when and how much decisions regarding material procurement and production.

* Monitors supplier on time delivery performance and escalates as necessary to commodity manager if chronic delivery issues are identified.

* Sends open order report to supplier weekly to ensure current schedule is accurate

* Ensures that SAP reflects the most up to date delivery schedule from suppliers with no due dates in the past, Manage PO Confirmations, Statistical Dates and Delivery Dates in SAP

* Monitor supplier shortages, shortage analysis and communication to appropriate team(s) as necessary

* Monitors supplier quality levels and escalates as necessary to commodity manager if chronic delivery issues are identified.

* Initiates actions as necessary for the participation of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to resolve day to day supplier concerns.

* Has an active role in maintaining inventories at minimal levels

* Engages with supervisors & managers in decreasing or adjusting stock quantities as appropriate.

* Performs daily expediting to ensure high service levels to our customers

* Takes a proactive role in continuous improvement of SAP parameters

* Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization

* Adheres to all quality and safety standards

* Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned


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