• Material/Supply Planner

    Job Locations US-NJ-Piscataway
    Job ID
    2018-2024
    Category
    Supply Chain/Logistics/Strategic Sourcing
  • Company Overview

    Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work. Our award-winning office products –seating, sit/stand desks, technology support and lighting – have led the industry in performance and simplicity for over 30 years.

    Overview

    Ensure timely delivery of components to support manufacturing production schedules, and finished goods for eventual sale to customers.

    Responsibilities

    • Place future required Purchase Orders for components, and finished goods using a re-order point system.
    • Update usage figures in the re-order point system, and safety stocks at least once monthly
    • Maintain accurate delivery schedules of P/O’s in the operating system.
    • Expedite and re-schedule P/O’s as needed to support manufacturing and customer demand.
    • Negotiate, and formalize purchasing agreements with selected vendors (material, and service supplies).
    • Qualify New Suppliers on the following criteria: 

     

      1. Cost
      2. Quality
      3. Lead Time
      4. Technology
      5. Capacity
      6. Financial stability
      7. Competitive conflicts
      8. Ability to move freight

     

    • Develop new suppliers for existing, and conceptual products.
    • Improve PPV costs, minimum purchase quantities, and purchasing payment terms.
    • Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as follows:

     

      1. Insure CAR’s are submitted by our quality and engineering group to the supplier.
      2. Insure that the CAR’s are returned with corrective actions in place.
      3. Work with our A/P department to insure credits are applied for supplier non-compliance.

     

    • Monitor, and track in transit goods from the far-east.
    • Maintenance of system data integrity in the Operating System
      1. Vendor Files
    • Vendor Names
    • Addresses
    • Contacts
    • Payment Terms
    • Freight Terms
    • Banking Information, and remit to data.
      1. Item Master Files
    • Cost
    • Buyer/Planner Name
    • Make/Buy Indicators
    • Product Family
    • Lead Time
    • Lot-sizing

    Qualifications

    • 4 year college degree or other equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years experience planning and purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
    • Computer Skills:  Microsoft Excel/Access/Outlook, knowledge of Oracle a plus, and a working knowledge of the various web based applications.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Knowledge of purchasing and inventory planning procedures/policies a must.
    • Ability to prioritize in a fast paced and demanding environment. 

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