Job Description

Job Title: Production Buyer & Planner

Department: Operations

Reports to: Director of Operations

FLSA Status: Full time - Exempt

Primary responsibilities and job competencies

The position is a combined function of Buyer and Production Planner in a make to stock & make to order manufacturing environment. We are looking for an individual with previous experience in both buyer and planner areas or an individual who exceeds expectations in one of the areas. The position requires independent work, interaction with various departments and levels within the organization, and an understanding of a manufacturing environment. The buyer & planner position requires constant multitasking and the ability to assert oneself and take the lead if required.

This position is responsible for all aspects related to the purchase of direct materials for production as well as managing the supply base. As a result of these responsibilities, the position requires the individual to exercise negotiation skills and purchasing strategies in order to represent and protect the interests of the company.

This position requires an individual to be data driven, possess excellent communication skills, and familiar with ERP systems, ideally Netsuite.

The production planner is responsible for managing the shop floor and must be capable of establishing production schedules, reviewing and regulating capacity for all departments and work centers, and performing regular material availability reviews. This position also must be able to identify risks appropriately adapt to changing priorities all while meeting or exceeding given deadlines.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

2-5 years of Manufacturing experience in a purchasing and/or production planner role

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk intermittently during the day. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment is required. May need to lift up to twenty (20) pounds occasionally. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively. A minimum of forty (40) work hours are expected per week during company operating hours. Some travel may be required.

  • Work Environment: Work is primarily performed in a general office environment with standard office equipment.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.