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Top 50 Planner/Buyer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Planner/Buyer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Planner/Buyer resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.5% of Planner/Buyer resumes contained Supply Chain as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Planner/Buyer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Planner/Buyer

1. Supply Chain
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Here's how Supply Chain is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Performed rigorous supply chain modeling scenarios to optimize our sourcing strategy.
  • Supply chain management, Sourcing, quoting and procuring electronic components, wire, fasteners, connectors and literature.
  • Certified in APIC's Basics of Supply Chain Management module, completed APIC's Detailed Scheduling and Planning module.
  • Partnered with Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality to achieve work center schedules and maintain customer OTD.
  • Performed strategic projects to build an optimized supply chain that links directly with the company's strategic plan.
  • Commended for teaming up production and supply chain operations therefore increasing sales from 300K to 800k currently.
  • Establish strong relationship with suppliers; provide updates to Supply Chain Management on possible supply issues.
  • Provide supply chain flow to maintain inventory levels for assigned components purchased local and global.
  • Developed the supply chain inventory report and assisted in updating the DRP system.
  • Improved reliability of Supply chain software, Systems, Database and Order processing.
  • Developed supply chain processes, materials specifications, and materials maintenance data sheets.
  • Manage the supply chain, new product development, and product launch.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain to develop and maintain current/new business partners.
  • Performed over 30 supply chain projects relating to materials cost-price analysis.
  • Negotiated price reductions; introduced procurement and supply chain best practices.
  • Supported the continuous improvement activities of the supply chain department.
  • Supply chain optimization for material flow and oversee logistics.
  • Researched new supply chains and quotes.
  • Full procurement solutions, integrated supply chain Data processing including electronic filing and parts coding.
  • Create and coordinate logistics and supply chain management with national vendors, including Sysco, on a weekly schedule.

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2. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Developed an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders and inbound deliveries.
  • Manage and reduced AP discrepancies by verifying accuracy of price listed on purchase orders against price in system and supplier list.
  • Calculate costs and exchange rates of orders, correct purchase orders of up to 250K to clear for payment.
  • Release Purchase Orders for production material, floor stock items and all purchases to support the Business unit.
  • Maintained the flow of purchase orders to buyers to get processed in a timely matter.
  • Generate Purchase Orders and Work Orders for processing parts through manufacturing and outside vendor network.
  • Created purchase orders for projects and ordered materials per the direction of the project manager.
  • Plan, order and reschedule purchase orders as necessary to maintain personal inventory goals.
  • Ensured all purchase orders were entered into the on-line requisition program.
  • Entered requisitions and purchase orders into the Oracle 11I procurement system.
  • Prepared purchase orders and verified invoices for said purchase orders.
  • Plan and execute purchase orders for assigned suppliers and materials.
  • Provide follow up on purchase orders and non-conforming material.
  • Utilized SAP for creating purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Follow up on purchase orders placed with suppliers.
  • Created purchase orders based on planned order report.
  • Assemble equipment quotes and purchase orders documents.
  • Confirm purchase orders with the supplier.
  • Created and maintained purchase orders.
  • Initiated purchase orders with vendors.

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3. Vendor Invoices
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Here's how Vendor Invoices is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Reconciled vendor invoices against shipping documents and purchase orders.
  • Oversee flagged vendor invoices by SAP to rectify all issues that would delay in them getting paid.
  • Created Purchase orders for raw materials and matched vendor Invoices with the Purchase orders for accuracy.
  • Validate, reconcile and process receiving reports, vendor invoices and other payments documents.
  • Process vendor invoices which includes: coding, obtaining signatures and payment tracking.
  • Reviewed vendor invoices and ensured conformity with purchase orders and resolve any conflicts.
  • Process vendor invoices and work closely with accounting to ensure timely payment.
  • Processed vendor invoices to include the assignment correct coding and obtaining approvals.
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy and prepare check request for finance.
  • Analyzed all vendor invoices and evaluated it with all quantity received.
  • Analyze and maintain optimal level of inventory; reconcile vendor invoices.
  • Work with Accounting Dept to resolve issues with Vendor Invoices.
  • Approve vendor invoices and reconcile purchase orders.
  • verified all vendor invoices, i.e.

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4. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased direct raw materials for manufacturing and assembly and indirect orders per approved requisitions request.
  • Purchased all raw materials and positioned buffer to support factory requirement and orders exceeding forecast.
  • Purchased conformed parts and raw materials per engineering blueprints for individual aircraft interiors.
  • Processed Purchase Order Request for raw materials from international and domestic suppliers; created purchase orders daily.
  • Analyze inventory levels of raw materials and company supplies need for the manufacturing of finished goods.
  • Hired in August 2011 and responsible for acquiring all the raw materials and components for production.
  • Review daily MRP and analyze component and stock requirements to determine parts and raw materials needed.
  • Audited production schedules and maintained proper inventory levels of raw materials and parts from vendors.
  • Record production data, including volume produced, and consumption of raw materials.
  • Assisted production Vice President with the purchasing of raw materials for all production.
  • Managed the end-to-end purchasing and procurement operations for all the raw materials.
  • Purchased raw materials and finished goods for Springs Inc. and Bending Technologies.
  • Managed Cost Analysis to drive down costs of raw materials.
  • Issued 130 PO's for finished Products and Raw Materials.
  • Analyzed lists of raw materials, purchased parts and equipment.
  • Purchased raw materials for the manufacture of dental supplies.
  • Negotiated purchase price, delivery, and inventory of raw materials for Just-In-Time manufacturing of electronics at Clemar facility.
  • Maintained all orders for raw materials, forgings, plates, and many other titanium/ stainless metal products.
  • Plan and tracks all raw materials Meet with suppliers to obtain product information Handle procurement documentation in order to maintain detailed records
  • Determine sourcing of parts Place purchase order for parts and raw materials Material scheduling and planning Receiving of parts as needed

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5. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Released purchase orders utilizing MRP system and interacted with suppliers for on-time delivery scheduling as well as any necessary price negotiations.
  • Initiated and maintained annual contracts for consignment inventory and provided planning services utilizing MPS/MRP system in support of Production.
  • Procured material, scheduled deliveries, and expedited orders based on MRP/manufacturing build signals.
  • Analyzed and executed weekly production and pilot production MRP buy/reschedule/cancel requirements.
  • Determine order quantities based upon MRP requirements and demand analysis.
  • Coordinate and plan daily production for electrical connectors and Sub Station facility based on MRP and MPS analysis.
  • Utilized MRP method for material planning for multiple product lines for military and defense industry.
  • Create, maintain & edit purchase orders & scheduled releases of material per MRP.
  • Monitored MRP and processed purchase orders for procurement of metal for the manufacturing division.
  • Utilized MRP system to plan purchasing requirements, forecast future orders and track deliveries.
  • Created and maintained PO's according to MRP suggestions on a daily basis.
  • Utilize MRP to plan and procure raw materials needed to support manufacturing.
  • Managed ordering and receipts of high dollar inventory using Oracle MRP.
  • Responded to MRP messages regarding expediting, date changes and cancellations.
  • Create and maintain purchase orders according to daily MRP suggestions.
  • Track and adjust inventory and delivery dates using MRP.
  • Entered parts lists in MRP system
  • Experience on Fourth Shift System - MRP, Windows NT and Office 2000.
  • Co-ordinated resolution of MRP, Receiving, Accounting, ECN and Documentation discrepancies.
  • Utilized Oracle MRP reports to plan production schedule based on lead times.

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6. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Reevaluated current inventory, redeployed unused hardware to maximize cost savings.
  • Provided a cost savings of $48K yearly by increasing reorder points and reducing lead-times on several unique packaging items.
  • Negotiated cost savings on orders with suppliers to meet cost savings goal of 10k a month.
  • Negotiated with an international supplier resulting in cost savings of 25% for capacitors and resistors.
  • Generated cost savings of $2,200,000 in both 2006 and 2007 on raw material purchases.
  • Saved over 40% in new and ongoing materials and services in cost savings/cost reductions.
  • Initiated various negotiations and product re-designs resulting in annual cost savings of $487,235.
  • Assist in improving supplier quality acceptance rates, delivery performance and cost savings performance.
  • Obtained 10 % cost savings ($97K/) in raw material negotiations.
  • Audit invoices for correct pricing and renegotiate contracts to secure cost savings.
  • Identified opportunities for cost savings and negotiated prices with vendors.
  • Achieved quarterly cost savings goals as required by business unit.
  • Achieved cost savings targets of over $250K annually.
  • Focus on Cost Savings via supplier RFQ process.
  • Cost Savings in 2009 were approximately $300,000.
  • Generated $144K cost savings through lean project.
  • Participated in project teams for cost savings efforts.
  • Managed inventory to benefit from cost savings.
  • Cost Savings program related to the Field Service Program.
  • Maintain efficiencies and cost savings.

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7. Inventory Levels
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Here's how Inventory Levels is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Manage assigned commodities by communicating MRP changes to the suppliers, minimizing obsolete inventory while achieving the optimum inventory levels.
  • Worked with inventory control group to maintain accurate inventory levels to ensure proper ordering for future production.
  • Reviewed inventory levels and future requirements to insure adequate levels of supplies were maintained.
  • Review and initiate purchase orders to maintain required raw material inventory levels.
  • Execute tasks to reduce inventory levels while improving on customer satisfaction.
  • Analyzed and processed purchase orders according to inventory levels.
  • Established proper min/max inventory levels to cover material demand.
  • Optimized inventory levels quarterly consistently meeting commodity goals.
  • Maintained inventory levels for business success.
  • Manage inventory levels in a JIT environment
  • Negotiated pricing and established inventory levels.
  • Coordinated Mexico plant inventory levels.
  • Monitor inventory levels and adjust reorder points and min max levels to minimize inventory and maximize service levels.
  • Controlled proper inventory levels for near and long term forecasts and scheduled all production work orders.
  • Review and correct bills of materials as needed for errors resulting in incorrect inventory levels.
  • Maintain inventory levels through our WMS system and run inventory and open order reports daily.
  • Purchased and controlled inventory levels of all domestic and foreign components and finished goods.
  • Monitor inventory levels and be held accountable for obsolescence due to excess ordering.
  • Planned, scheduled, and monitored materials to ensure proper FG inventory levels.
  • Utilized MRP and JIT methodologies to maintain inventory levels.

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8. Supplier Quality
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Here's how Supplier Quality is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Facilitated activities between suppliers and supplier quality engineers to ensure material quality standards were met and discrepancy reports reconciled expediently.
  • Interact with supplier quality engineering and quality assurance to ensure that requirements and quality on all commodities are maintained.
  • Accepted additional responsibility due to restructuring without any interruptions in production or decline in supplier quality measurements.
  • Resolve component supply issues related to supplier quality problems and inventory discrepancies.
  • Participated supplier quality and delivery performance through periodic supplier performance review.
  • Performed internal and supplier quality compliance audits.
  • Updated Supplier Quality Assurance Manual and received 100% response of confirmation cover page of acceptance of Supplier Expectations.
  • Worked closely with Supplier Quality to determine vendors NQA-1 programs were acceptable for Nuclear Safety related material.
  • Build positive relationships with key suppliers while leveraging these relationships to improve supplier quality and cost.
  • Produced frequent updates for the Supplier Quality Management Team focusing on performance and strategies for improvement.
  • Work closely with internal departments, production control, supplier quality, accounting, product development.
  • Managed and monitored supplier Quality, on time Delivery, while resolving engineering and process barriers.
  • Participated in the supplier quality management team to evaluate and manager the supplier's performance.
  • Analyzed overdue deliveries & supplier quality performance to maintain the established levels.
  • Teamed with product engineering, purchasing, supplier quality on numerous projects.
  • Published updates to supplier quality management team and supplier's performance.
  • Lead and participated in supplier quality (ISO-9000 class) audits.
  • Resolved supplier quality, delivery, and accounting issues.
  • Process MRP requisitions and messages daily, maintain PIR records, Supplier Quality Management Records, and analysis of yearly recosting.
  • Key contributor in developing and driving performance metrics, managing to schedules, expediting, monitoring and addressing supplier quality issues.

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9. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Provided troubleshooting and ongoing IT customer service for national Mobility Purchasing team.
  • Utilized computer system to enter purchase orders for customer service department.
  • Followed up on unresolved customer service issues to ensure successful resolutions.
  • Maintained product availability dates for customer service order promising.
  • Possess strong leadership and successful team building capabilities and excellent technical, communication, presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Led twice weekly meetings with sales and customer service personnel to review and resolve the status of open sales orders.
  • Work with assembly, procurement, materials and quality control to update sales and customer service on daily shipments.
  • Purchased materials, supplier negotiations, shipping and receiving, invoicing, customer service, will calls and deliveries.
  • Used forecasting models and inventory balancing techniques to improve customer service levels for $3 million spare parts demand.
  • Established clientele of mail-order, commercial, and walk-in customers by providing high quality and personalized customer service.
  • Processed purchase requisitions (utilizing AS400 & SAP) and one-time purchases for marketing and customer service.
  • Used Oracle MRP and scheduled JIT deliveries of materials to support customer service and production requirements.
  • Ensured accuracy of all orders, communication of orders status to vendors and customer service.
  • Planned for and supported Field Service and Customer Service demand along with managing production requirements.
  • Worked with international vendor's customer service on various issues pertaining to incoming shipments.
  • Provide excellent customer service to the University and its constituents.
  • Provide Customer Service to all internal and external customers.
  • Provided customer services and product support resolving daily issues.
  • Maintained customer service for EMEA region i.e.
  • Participated in all cross-team communications and maintains open communication with sales team, product manager, vendors and customer service representatives.

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10. Production Schedule
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Here's how Production Schedule is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Created daily production schedules and coordinated all production activities within the Fabrication/Upholstery Department for three shifts.
  • Analyze potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume.
  • Issue detailed weekly and monthly production schedules balancing inventory and manufacturing capacity.
  • Plan and manage production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements.
  • Developed production plans to ensure materials provided met production schedule.
  • Reduced Surplus inventory while maintaining production schedule.
  • Worked closely with suppliers (external & internal) to insure components were delivered in time to meet the production schedule.
  • Worked closely with project engineers and teams to ensure materials were received as needed to maintain the production schedule and budget.
  • Arranged a delivery service for materials being E-beam or irradiated to and from locations to make on time production schedules.
  • Negotiated and contracted with vendors to ensure timely delivery of products in vendor managed setting to meet production schedules.
  • Maintained the day to day production schedule and conducted the daily production meeting.
  • Managed out plant production schedules valued at more than $300k annually.
  • Managed all packaging for production schedules for the Paris facility.
  • Plan shop floor production schedules to ship customers on time.
  • Prepared production schedules for five production areas.
  • Plan wafer and assembly production starts and weekly production schedule in Master Production Schedule Database, Workstream and SAP.
  • Procure material to support the Master Production Schedule in compliance with site Material Requirement Planning process and SOPs.
  • assist in determining the quantity and order date for materials needed to meet the master production schedule.
  • Coordinated the schedule of product from outside suppliers with the company production schedule to avoid delays.
  • Forecast and purchase raw materials Plan production schedule Managed acquisition of materials for final customer buy prior to plant closure.

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11. Product Lines
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Here's how Product Lines is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated production scheduling and purchasing for several product lines of a vertically integrated lock manufacturer.
  • Worked with Engineering for part changes, new product lines, and approval on document data (drawings and specs).
  • Plan two largest product lines - accountable for half of the company revenue (12 M per year).
  • Managed 50+ stores inventory and overseeing daily operations for assigned product lines, which consisted of various automotive parts.
  • Analyze and determine cost for main product lines and maintain cost file spreadsheets which are used for strategic pricing.
  • Purchased and planned electrical components, which account for $17 million and six product lines.
  • Master schedule MRP/ERP from demand sales and forecasts for ABT and Electric Motor product lines.
  • Managed new product lines and promotions by analyzing markets to recommend inventory and cost savings.
  • Assist the Materials Section Manager in setting WIP inventory goals for assigned product lines.
  • Conducted supplier quote analysis for Interior, Exterior, and Electronics product lines.
  • Maintain combined revenue of 1M per month for the two product lines.
  • Trained a successful planner who is independently planning growing product lines.
  • Managed budget, quality, and accuracy of my product lines.
  • Plan and schedule design reviews for the product lines.
  • Research and develop new vendors for all product lines.
  • Created Bill of Materials for multiple product lines.
  • Acquired additional product lines to maintain.
  • Managed seven different product lines.
  • Managed daily assembly schedule of specific product lines Ensured inventory of component parts was at an optimal level for future assembly requirements
  • Maintained backorder under 1% Managed numerous re-packing initiatives, across several product lines.

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12. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Major responsibilities include procurement of MRO and Direct Components.
  • Directed purchasing negotiations for commodities and placed orders of raw materials and MRO's with budgetary responsibility for $4 million.
  • Purchased maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies for use in the company manufacturing plant.
  • Negotiated and purchased all MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) items for company.
  • Issue purchase orders for varying commodities including MRO, machined components, supplies and services.
  • Purchased MRO Supplies, Prototype Engineering Parts, and Electrical Components.
  • Plan and Generate purchase orders for production material and MRO supplies.
  • Issue MRO purchase orders for R&D and Manufacturing.
  • Purchased all inventory and MRO items to support all departments.
  • Coordinated $200 thousand in capital and MRO expenditures.
  • Purchased and leased manufacturing equipment (MRO).
  • Purchased d-sub miniature parts and MRO.
  • Purchased MRO and OEM requirements.
  • Procured MRO items and services.
  • Supported and developed MRO business requirements planning and procurement activities related to the industrial business unit.
  • Purchased electronic and electro-mechanical products and electrical supplies, tooling, MRO, sheet metal and fabricated parts.
  • Major responsibilities included procurement of MRO products for the Maryville, TN facility.
  • Purchased Machined, NPI Engineering Proto-Typed Equipment, including MRO and OEM.
  • Assumed responsibility for: Buying and expediting all MRO and prototype material.
  • Key Accomplishments Purchasing MRO Expense Items for Rock Hill Production facility.

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13. Safety Stock
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Here's how Safety Stock is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Evaluated the appropriate balance between materials releases, transportation cost optimization, just-in-time materials and safety stocks and requirements controls.
  • Monitored metrics to ensure accurate delivery and minimal safety stock levels for continuous supply chain efficiency.
  • Performed analysis and served as main contact for negotiating safety stock agreement that had potential to reduce DOH by 2 days.
  • Expanded company's use of ERP system by determining safety stock levels/quantities, re-order points, lead times, and turns.
  • Interact closely with Sr Buyers and schedulers to maintain order policies and safety stock levels optimizing customer service and inventory.
  • Conducted weekly ordering and on time purchasing points, min/max levels, safety stocks and updated other relevant planning data.
  • Evaluated ordering history and set inventory levels including safety stock (SS) and reorder points (ROP).
  • Established safety stock program at supplier site to assure continuous flow of materials to two shifts high production lines.
  • Provided through automation the proper lead times and safety stock levels for all the mechanical materials.
  • Analyze inventory, safety stock, forecast and MRP output to establish material replenishment plans.
  • Drive inventory levels & safety stock (SS) to support delivery of stocked items.
  • Evaluate forecast, demand against safety stock and inventory to calculate order quantities for replenishment.
  • Devise and monitor safety stock levels for raw materials and order quantities.
  • Review past trends to determine accurate safety stock levels.
  • Determined the Safety Stock levels and implemented the forecast.
  • Manage safety stocks, forecasts, and inventory reports.
  • Maintained raw material safety stocks.
  • Adjusted safety stock levels to coincide with forecasted demand utilizing.
  • Maintain MRP process by documenting lead times, order minimum / multiple data, safety stock and backflush transactions.
  • Review and update safety stock and Kanban level with BU Manager each quarter based on updated business conditions.

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14. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Provided daily support for assigned warehouses with inventory control and replenishment.
  • Organized and facilitated inventory control for all departments.
  • Inventory control, Warehouse operations.
  • Job performance was based on inventory control, DSII (daily sales in inventory), and service level.
  • Manage for inventory control and issuing, entering, and maintaining inventory part numbers in IQMS system.
  • Worked closely with engineering, manufacturing and inventory control planners to procure quality products at fair prices.
  • Performed inventory control activities, including cycle count, data entry, report generation and reconciliation.
  • Organize and implement consignment and KanBan system to manage inventory control within plant and among suppliers.
  • Perform quality assurance checks for the following: receiving, inventory control, and storage.
  • Utilized knowledge of MRPII in scheduling, planning, shop floor control and inventory control.
  • Demand forecasting, inventory control and adjustment, expediting and back order fulfillment.
  • Mentored co-workers on the best use of inventory control systems and processes.
  • Inventory Control by receiving orders from vendors and shipping orders to customers.
  • Set up KanBan system for better inventory control.
  • Manage inventory control/PO release in SAP.
  • Created weekly reports and forecasted clients demand inventory control.
  • Inventory control- posting, scheduling / forecasting, cycle count general office experience, well organized, dedicated, committed
  • Schedule Production for converting and manufacturing, Inventory control, Purchase raw materials (Aluminum coils) for production.
  • Inventory Control Monthly inventory count to ensure accurate balance sheet reports.
  • Cycle counting; Inventory control Receiving and receiving inspection of supplies Inventory Control 1989-1996 Cycle counting; Inventory control Final assembly inspection

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15. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Contributed to significant cost reduction initiatives regarding packaging for international shipments and logistics for ocean transport.
  • Controlled acquisition logistics Property book to ensure accountability of expandable, durable and sensitive supplies.
  • Manage logistics on orders from conception through delivery to ensure timely delivery of product.
  • Coordinated and monitored logistics of various carriers/freight forwarders for inbound domestic and international shipments.
  • Manage logistics for each business unit including domestic and international shipments.
  • Evaluate and modify Logistics policy and procedures annually.
  • Coordinated with warehouse and logistics on pick up of finished goods to ensure on time delivery to customers.
  • Manage all inbound logistics, including monitoring all international shipments crossing from Mexico into the United States.
  • Planned 12 production lines for GM products & set priorities with logistics for customer shipments.
  • Reduce costs through improving logistics of incoming material and adjusting purchase timing.
  • Forecast customer production needs and plan the logistics and transportation of purchases.
  • Manage the Parts Procurement Network through Effective Coordination with the Logistics Team.
  • Work with outside logistics firms to track late or missing orders.
  • Managed, organized, and initiated all import logistics from Asia.
  • Worked with overseas vendors for BVC cost and logistics.
  • Assist planning manager and logistics personnel.
  • Audited, approved, and maintained records of Logistics, Transportation, Brokerage, and Demurrage-related invoices for all managed brands.
  • Updated the Regional Sourcing Platform and developed new seasonal item tracking through Spotfire with Logistics Manager.
  • Create a stocking plan for the replenishment of inventory to offsite third party logistics warehouses.
  • Work with logistics team to maximize supply chain efficiencies.

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16. Kanban
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Here's how Kanban is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Managed inventory control and maintained KanBan with internal and external suppliers to maximize customer service while reducing inventory levels.
  • Manage KanBan levels on a monthly basis to insure sizing is accurate.
  • Converted 95% of value streams purchased parts to KanBan.
  • Developed planning, procurement and replenishment techniques for Kanban inventory / purchasing to support manufacturing and operations.
  • Trained suppliers and implemented Kanban program, vendor-managed inventory, and other inventory reduction programs.
  • Plan and monitor high volume, repetitive packaging requirements utilizing Kanban system for inventory replenishment.
  • Maintained and facilitated Kanban systems.
  • Release and manage production work orders in accordance with MRP, Kanban signals, production plan goals and related planning data.
  • Established and maintained a plan for every part (includes kanban calculators, loop sizes, etc).
  • Establish, evaluate and maintain supplier partnerships and programs, i.e., consignment, stocking and kanban programs.
  • Set up kanbans and 2 bin systems for large volume and long lead-time materials.
  • Administer direct PO's based on MRP reports, forecast for SOI/Kanban.
  • Executed replenishment orders and changes based on MRP/schedule or kanban signals.
  • Managed our key Suppliers via a Min-Max Kanban program.
  • Manage Blanket and KanBan purchase orders and deliverables.
  • Managed a sufficient supply of raw material using a Kanban System to maintain production flow with a minimum amount of inventory.
  • Prepared production schedules for manufacturing of industrial and commercial products Updated Kanban cards board on a daily bases.
  • Team member for implementing internal kanban system and keeping a true J.I.T system in place.
  • Reduced inventory by [ ] by designing and implementing Kanban inventory control system.
  • Use of a Kanban System to track the progress of each item in the (PVS) product value stream .

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Here's how ERP is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased electrical and mechanical components and systems using ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Assisted in creating and editing PowerPoint Presentations
  • Purchased electrical components and chemicals used in the manufacture of wafer fabrication systems using Oracle ERP and MRP system.
  • Purchased production parts using MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning), and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
  • Research and analyze the safety stock and reduced inventory by $100K; managed $11M ERP demand.
  • Maintain material master databases in both SAP and Oracle ERP systems for all divisions.
  • Used ERP AS400 for entering purchase orders, running reports and maintaining inventory levels.
  • Planned inventory levels based on MRP requirements, primarily using ERPLX and AS/400 software.
  • Manage master data in the ERP system so that procurement plans are accurate.
  • Spearheaded and executed the research and development of new ERP software technology.
  • Tracked data in various MRP and ERP software including SAP.
  • Provide training and support for Global Business Resource counterparts.
  • Advanced in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Project.
  • Maintained supplier profiles and pricing in ERP system.
  • Purchased production material via MRP/ERP system.
  • Implemented Great Plains ERP system.
  • Review of ERP reports to ensure continuity of supply and provide accurate and timely resolution to material shortages.
  • Work with Japan counterparts in regards to importing parts.
  • Use of Baan and Rapid Response ERP system.
  • Cross Functioned amongst various Supply Chain Departments for Implementing new ERP(MicroSoft Dynamics AX).

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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Plan, purchase, receive and inspect parts and route to assembly area.

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19. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained effective liaison with company operating departments to ensure adequate communications concerning progress and quality of materials and anticipated delivery schedules.
  • Expedited urgent components, working with manufacturing supervisors, and product managers in fulfilling contracted commitments.
  • Developed negotiation objectives through analysis of audit and advisory reports.
  • Executed comparison of quotes and negotiated in order to streamline all materials required into one purchase order with one vendor.
  • Work closely with Fleet Services as a liaison between Procurement and Fleet Departments regarding part data files.
  • Plan, purchase and receive all inventory product and equipment using ISO controlled documents and detail procedure.
  • Order input & Pick list created & controlled ISO 9000 procedures for production lines.
  • Review Budget Comparison Reports and requisitions to prepare process and approve purchase orders.
  • Work as a team with all purchasing agents and supervisors to complete orders.
  • Comply with ISO 9001 Quality management systems requirements and regulations.
  • Coordinate with shipping supervisor for local supplier drop off/pick up.
  • Worked within ISO 9001 guidelines and under FDA 13485.
  • Created and documented ISO documents for current business plan.
  • Certified Internal ISO Auditor for SGI.
  • Worked within ISO 9001 guidelines.
  • Served as business and purchasing advisor to requiring organizations at meetings and conferences.
  • Document Liaison Control Processed manufacturing and engineering document releases and changes.
  • procure materials for Bell Helicopter Program, maintain inventory levels, Small Business Liaison, customer service, trouble shoot shortages.
  • Served as procurement liaison in several key product launches in Puerto Rico.
  • Assisted the specialists as a business and purchasing advisor when attending pre/post award meetings and negotiations.

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20. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Negotiate supplier agreements based on requests for quotation (RFQ), quality, availability, and vendor performance.
  • Develop Request for proposal RFP and Request for quotes (RFQ), Analyze quotations for repair transactions.
  • Prepared successful RFQ's for sales team for stretch film, corrugate, plastics and moving equipment.
  • Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids to suppliers through RFQ process.
  • Manage and evaluate acquisition processes such as RFI, RFQ, APR, and contract negotiations.
  • Prepared Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.
  • Performed purchasing functions to include request for quotes (RFQ), and price/costs analysis.
  • Supported engineering for continued research and development with excellent sourcing skills and RFQ processes.
  • Create purchase requisitions in SAP for all Capital and Non-Capital request from RFQ's.
  • Reduced slip sheet/corner board expense by 14% through RFP/RFQ processes with suppliers.
  • Submitted RFQ's to suppliers for cost and deliveries or lead times.
  • Respond to RFQ's on current products and out of production parts.
  • Prepare RFQ's, solve accounting and receiving problems.
  • Requested and maintained RFQ's - Request for Quote.
  • Prepared and processed RFQ to purchase order placement.
  • Process Requisitions and RFQ's.
  • Developed spreadsheets for list of parts for submitting requests for quotation (RFQs), fabricated parts, and COTS.
  • Reworked service contracts and online RFQs for the purpose of inclusion into the Global Shop system.
  • Prepared, issued and analyzed sourcing engagements (RFI/RFQ/RFPs).
  • Perform RFQs for the supplier bid process.

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21. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Utilize comprehensive understanding of business requirements, supply chain, manufacturing processes and external factors to optimize ordering and inventory management
  • Collaborated with the company's inventory management and project management teams to provide estimating and supply management support.
  • Coordinated with Inventory Management Department to monitor and assure acceptable inventory levels providing controllable availability and best costs.
  • Contributed to in season inventory management including creation and allocation of re-order cut ups and closeouts.
  • Work regularly on commodity sourcing, inventory management, and product cost reduction initiatives.
  • Assist in further developing process and procedures for inventory management and purchasing.
  • Minimized material investment and maximized inventory turns through effective inventory management.
  • Inventory management, including daily and monthly physical inventory.
  • Trained incoming buyers on the MRP system, inventory management, attrition rates, planning / scheduling, and ISO procedures.
  • Facilitated the production process through inventory management to meet or exceed customer expectations for quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Work the Engineering group for NPI Transition Projects; Supplier Sourcing, Inventory Management, Manufacturing Protocols.
  • Managed Product Life Cycle using SAP parameters, MRP validation, ECM implementation and inventory management.
  • Utilize skills in negotiating pricing for goods and services, inventory management and service skills.
  • Supply and Inventory management: maintain and forecast inventory levels for the wholesale side.
  • Inventory management of 1500+ items plus establish new stock as needed.
  • Utilize forecasting tools hosted on an AS400 inventory management system.
  • Worked closely with warehouse and inventory management associates to make sure customers received their products in a timely manner.
  • Inventory Management: Ensure on-time delivery and appropriate inventory levels of responsible commodities guaranteeing no production interruptions.
  • Inventory Management Internal Audit Team Member.
  • Developed and implemented new inventory management tools and analytical tools to ensure maximization of product investment (i.e.

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22. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Supported JIT manufacturing process with numerous expedites and deferrals to maximize inventory turns.
  • Acted as coordinator for JIT inventory programs as well as handling accounts payable activities regarding the 3-way match with paperwork involved.
  • Sourced for best cost and delivery for parts, equipment and materials (JIT) per order.
  • Planned and controlled production and materials in a high volume, lean manufacturing (JIT) environment.
  • Manage all facets of procurement utilizing, MRP, Kan Ban, JIT and VMI.
  • Learned material required for various installations to keep a leaner and more JIT inventory.
  • Generated purchase orders and contacted buyers to coordinate materials using the JIT method.
  • Maintained JIT principles by having suppliers stock and hold inventory until needed.
  • Advanced knowledge of MRP and incorporating it in a JIT environment.
  • Oil and chemical market analysis, hedging, JIT, MRP.
  • Secured key suppliers to provide and maintain (JIT) inventory.
  • Worked closely with customers receiving departments to coordinate our JIT deliveries.
  • Procured materials world-wide in conjunction with JIT and TQM techniques.
  • Procure components from suppliers to meet JIT environment.
  • Maintained min/max levels, consignment, and JIT.
  • Managed five different product lines at various stages of the products life cycle, via MRP and JIT reporting.
  • Implemented JIT and Pull (Kanban) systems with suppliers, which resulted in plant inventory reductions.
  • Inventory reductions and turn improvement by utilizing kanban methods and JIT.
  • Trained in Kaizen principles and JIT (Just-in-time) manufacturing.
  • Work with production floor for Kanban or JIT PARTS .

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23. Corrective Action
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  • Facilitated supplier review meetings and strengthened supplier relationships by actively managing a supplier scorecard and corrective action program.
  • Monitor supplier delivery and quality performance and take corrective action to deal with non-performing vendors.
  • Participated in problem-solving efforts to resolve rejections, supplier corrective actions and receiving paperwork issues.
  • Support Demand Flow Technology activities and participate in both internal and external corrective action.
  • Coordinated final disposition of rejected, non-conforming material and made corrective action.
  • Resolved rejected material issues and requested vendor corrective actions when required.
  • Coordinate solutions/corrective action with suppliers working closely with Q.C.
  • Implemented Supplier evaluation and corrective action programs.
  • Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control personnel and vendors, determined source of trouble, and took corrective action.
  • Identify concerns, and initiate corrective actions and continuous improvements relating to product, processes, and quality systems.
  • Managed supplier planners via a cross-functional team that improved corrective action reporting lead-times from 6 to 4 weeks.
  • Scrap Forecasting and Root Cause Analysis on big scrap item and advise corrective action.
  • Negotiated prices, vendor management; analyzed trends, followed-up on corrective actions.
  • Review issues that drive field warranty and manage corrective action.
  • Identified problems, diagnosed causes and determined corrective actions.
  • Update supplier quote files & process corrective action requests.
  • Detect any product waste and implement corrective action.
  • Request Corrective Action Reports from Suppliers.
  • Served as corrective actions coordinator for purchasing and trained facilitator for Increasing Your Human Effectiveness course.
  • Create and monitors Key Performance Indicators (KPIs / Metrics) and develops or suggests corrective action as necessary.

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24. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased steel and related products for requirements generated from engineering BOM.
  • SAP material master creation and revision of new materials, routers, BOM's and document linkage for purchasing.
  • Created Excel spreadsheets from customer bill of material (BOM) and constructed quotation to customer.
  • Work with Production Engineers when changes are made to BOM.
  • Established and insured planning BOM integrity to drive MRP requirements.
  • Monitor BOM to ensure all necessary parts are procured.
  • Reviewed the BOM to identify NPI requirements.
  • Create work orders, BOM's review, visual aids.
  • Provide small business plan for costing BOMS's, Price Consolidated Bills of Materials for competitive bids in a timely manner.
  • Review BOM structures and assure all components are replenished in a timely manner to meet the finished goods build plan.
  • Review Bill of Materials (BOM) for accuracy Manage daily and long range scheduling while maintaining productivity cost controls.
  • Verify data accuracy (part numbers, BOMs, Part Costs) in MRP; report problems to Engineering.
  • Trained the new hire on ERP systems with BOM, New Parts Creation, Routings, and inventory management.
  • Moved entire system from assembly adjustments to BOM's, routings and ERP usage.
  • Reviewed BOMs (bills of materials), identified obsolescence, and explored alternates.
  • Fixed repair and new parts supplier Turbomeca USA and France for Engine Shop.
  • Work with Engineering Dept to process ECO's, TEO's, Deviations and to correct BOMs.
  • Create BOMs and do ECN changes.
  • Reviewed and maintained master data (item master, BOMs, kanban quantities, etc.)
  • Reviewed and modified Bills of Material (BOMs) and Order Routings.

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25. Customer Orders
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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborated and monitored divisional commitments to fulfill customer orders and expectations.
  • Processed customer orders and provided complete order management and sales support.
  • Utilized requisitions generated by daily customer orders or forecast data.
  • Reviewed customer orders weekly and issued reconciliation spreadsheet to customers.
  • Scheduled customer orders based on lead times and availability.
  • Release jobs as necessary to manage/expedite promised customer orders.
  • Established the weekly production scheduled based upon customer orders, forecast, finished goods inventory levels, and customer service objectives.
  • Plan production of product Value Stream based on need of distribution center and customer orders, providing manager with status report.
  • Create customer orders, manage inventory levels, and engage vendors and product development to finalize contracts and costs.
  • Issue purchase orders for golf club components using MRP messages, customer orders, sales forecast and vendor capacity.
  • Prepare production schedules and work orders to meet customer orders while minimizing finished goods inventory levels.
  • Review daily customer orders to accuracy and if there are errors notify Customer Service.
  • Provide forecast to suppliers to develop supply plans that meet customer orders.
  • Create packing slip and invoice when customer orders are ready to ship.
  • Fulfilled customer orders for Direct Ship and factory demands.
  • Assist supervisors and engineers with scheduling of customer orders.
  • Purchased raw materials using MRP and kanban planning system * Scheduled manufacturing orders based on customer orders and work center capacities.
  • Plan production schedule to meet customer orders and VMI pulls Group production runs to maximize production and reduce downtime.
  • Maintain item number information on MRP System Schedule Factory orders for customer orders and inventory builds.
  • Worked with SHipping Department to ship out customer orders.

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26. Delivery Dates
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  • Estimated component usage and planned/scheduled deliveries working with suppliers in moving the delivery dates adjusting to production schedule changes.
  • Provide timely feedback to marketing on issues that will positively or negatively effect customer delivery dates.
  • Expedited purchase orders with suppliers and coordinated estimated material delivery dates with suppliers.
  • Negotiated price and availability as well as delivery dates and destination point.
  • Communicated as needed with planners, production concerning availability and delivery dates.
  • Assure availability of requested materials by negotiating price and delivery dates.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and packaging schedules to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Confirmed delivery dates, arranged carrier pickups and reconciled invoices.
  • Negotiated with domestic and international vendors on delivery dates, order quantities, and unit costs.
  • Analyzed production schedules, placed orders for raw materials, confirmed delivery dates and supplied certifications.
  • Coordinated with suppliers to obtain availability of products, negotiated price, and delivery dates.
  • Update delivery dates and expedite parts with suppliers to insure parts are received on time.
  • Minimize costs wile ensuring an adequate supply of material to meet production delivery dates.
  • Arrange shipments of finished goods to meet or improve confirmed delivery dates to customers.
  • Negotiated with suppliers regarding prices, delivery dates, and quantity of materials.
  • Updated sales and production teams with purchase order delivery dates and product availability.
  • Monitored transportation (via freight/air freight forwarder) to confirm shipping/delivery dates.
  • Schedule material delivery dates to coordinate with planning and assembly of switches.
  • Follow up with vendors on delivery dates.
  • Quoted delivery dates on new sales requests.

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27. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Researched, obtained quotes and issued purchase orders for office supplies, forms, paper, toner, and specialty items.
  • Placed and monitored all orders of materials, equipment, office supplies and MRO to ensure timely receipt and/or delivery.
  • Communicated with vendors, contracts, tabulations, price adjustments within the software, ordering office supplies for all dept.
  • Supported procurement office by reviewing and filing purchase orders, procuring office supplies, office furniture and computer equipment.
  • Implemented of an online reorder system with Office Depot relative to the purchasing of office supplies for department administrators.
  • Create partnerships with suppliers for office supplies, bin stocking of hardware and other standard raw materials and services.
  • Manage office supplies for various branches within the State of Georgia with a budget of up to $250k.
  • Ordered, maintained, and reconciled raw materials, lab supplies, and office supplies utilizing SAP software.
  • Assist customers with office supplies and delivering supplies to various locations throughout the Home Office Complex.
  • Purchased non-productive items to supply plant, stockroom, MRO items and office supplies.
  • Provided MRO purchasing of office supplies, repair and maintenance for both locations.
  • Inventory standard hardware, office supplies, building supplies to maintain correct level.
  • Procure goods and services; everything from office supplies to live animals.
  • Negotiated Master Service Agreement (MSA) for office supplies.
  • Procure all material for production, equipment and office supplies.
  • Used an e-purchasing approach for commodities such as office supplies.
  • Do weekly inventory of and order office supplies.
  • Evaluate office supplies and equipment for re-order them.
  • Inventory management of office supplies.
  • Maintain sterilizer records and order office supplies for Sterile Processing and OR Back-up purchasing specialist

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  • Work with Quality Engineering to coordinate quality issues/defects to suppliers to effectively manage returns to suppliers.
  • Led investigations into quality issues and supported return-to-vendor transactions.
  • Monitored on-time delivery and quality issues.
  • Work closely with the supplier to help them improve their on time delivery and quality issues.
  • Coordinated the flow of production shop orders and resolved quality issues between suppliers and engineering.
  • Communicate with site departments regarding any supplier price, terms, delivery and quality issues.
  • Worked with outside vendors and steel mills in the event of any quality issues.
  • Handle quality issues associated with both direct and indirect materials and services.
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies, quality issues, and damages with vendors.
  • Resolved all delivery and quality issues involving product purchases from resale vendors.
  • Inspected, addressed, and rectified product quality issues as they arose.
  • Work with SQE's and Commodity Managers on supplier quality issues.
  • Resolve supplier quality issues and contract negotiations teaming with Sr Buyer.
  • Returned damaged product and reviewed quality issues with suppliers.
  • Investigate quality issues with raw materials and seek resolution.
  • Assist in resolving supplier raw materials quality issues.
  • Communicate and correct quality issues with suppliers.
  • Handled all Quality Issues (ISO) Created excel spreadsheets to do all tracking of material due in.
  • Work with engineering and quality to resolve quality issues in a timely manner.
  • Resolve delivery and quality issues from all suppliers in a timely manner.

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29. Customer Requirements
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  • Maintained inventory levels, delivery schedules and cost structures that meets guidelines while ensuring the organization ability to meet customer requirements.
  • Maintained optimum inventory levels to insure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
  • Set daily production schedules based on customer requirements, and communicate with production on capacity and customer requirements.
  • Generated and executed purchase plans to meet financial inventory objectives and customer requirements averaging 6 turns per month.
  • Evaluated manufacturing schedule and inventory status versus customer requirements and advised appropriate personnel of needed changes.
  • Arranged international container shipments with vendors and expedited delivery when necessary to meet customer requirements.
  • Utilized the master schedule and expedite/deferment reports on a daily basis to meet customer requirements.
  • Take ownership for system forecasts based on historical demand or new customer requirements.
  • Interacted with sales, marketing and engineering organizations regarding customer requirements.
  • Worked late hours with international suppliers in communication customer requirements
  • Provide input to ensure customer requirements for marketing, sales, production, and manager reschedules and design changes.
  • Scheduled products for the production floor and ensured compliance with customer requirements and forecasts for time and budget.
  • Determined purchase requirements, release orders, and rescheduled orders as needed to meet customer requirements.
  • Evaluated MRP run to determine most desirable plan and inventory levels to meet customer requirements.
  • Prioritized work to ensure meeting customer requirements and 100% on-time delivery.
  • Analyzed sales by part number and applications to maintain customer requirements.
  • Reviewed sales orders and creates Assembly work orders per customer requirements.
  • Create and manage purchase orders based on customer requirements.
  • Developed effective Supply Chain relationships by understanding Suppliers Resources/Capacities Responsible for Demand Scheduling to customer requirements.
  • Manage the buying and scheduling of electrical components for the Auto Industry supporting customer requirements using a DRP system.

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30. Production Planning
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  • Monitored vendor delivery obligations to avoid any delays in customer delivery dates and appraised production planning on any potential delays.
  • Promoted to Production Planning to manage in-house part manufacturing to support machine tool assembly and independent demand requirements.
  • Performed Document Control, Purchasing and Production Planning functions for medical device contract manufacturer.
  • Participated in production planning and scheduling based on inventory levels and order needs.
  • Designed Microsoft Access database for production planning.
  • Collaborate with: Sales, Production planning, Production execution, Warehouse, and Quality Assurance looking to achieved price reduction.
  • Developed rolling 12-month forecast for all core Make to Stock items to directly feed demand into the production planning system.
  • Served as SAP SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Material Master Data, Production Planning and Production Execution.
  • Worked closely with Sales, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to execute production planning & inventory control.
  • Purchased dry goods/raw materials from 3rd party vendors based upon forecast and production planning.
  • Coordinate procurement with contract manufacturer and production planning for $20-30 M product.
  • Implemented SAP (ERP) system in purchasing and production planning.
  • Assisted in production planning, inventory and financial controls.
  • Run weekly production planning meeting between all departments.
  • Manage MRP and Production Planning.
  • Attend daily Production Planning meetings.
  • Manage all aspects of production planning, purchasing and inventory control for 2 production lines and two offsite warehouses.
  • Manage production planning in 4 departments, ensuring smooth workflow while meeting all productivity and quality goals.
  • Research and negotiate pricing with vendors, pre-production planning, inventory control and inventory adjustments.
  • Manage ERP purchasing and production planning.

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31. On-Time Delivery
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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Manage projects identifying opportunities for supplier development, interfaced with suppliers to provide on-time delivery of configurable and non-configurable subsystems orders.
  • Utilize information to manage on-time delivery while meeting customer needs and minimizing inventory.
  • Ensured on-time delivery through effective daily analysis of expedite reports.
  • Managed and developed relationships with key suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality and ensure on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Increased Supplier On-time Delivery from 87% to 98.9% by diligent review and follow-up on shortages and open orders.
  • Worked with Operations team to expedite critical parts to improve on-time delivery and to accommodate customer with quick ship requirements.
  • Created metrics on quality, Parts per volume (PPV) and on-time delivery performance for key suppliers.
  • Work with key suppliers to meet required expectations for on-time delivery, quality and compliance.
  • Maintained and placed orders for servers, and various server components, ensuring on-time delivery.
  • Follow up with vendors on a day to day basis and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Communicated with vendors to improve inventory quality, on-time delivery, and order quantities.
  • Manage material suppliers to ensure 100% on-time delivery and quality.
  • Monitored out the door on-time delivery to meet the customer satisfaction.
  • Worked closely with vendors to obtain 97% on-time delivery.
  • Improved on-time delivery percentage from 77.1% to 92.8%.
  • Coordinated Material Master data cleansing Developed method of tracking customer and supplier On-Time delivery and transportation cost.
  • Participated in daily gemba walks driving productivity metrics such as on-time delivery and material availability.
  • Managed Kanban system with suppliers, achieving 95% on-time delivery performance.
  • Negotiated best price and on-time delivery with vendors.
  • Developed the process of China procurement to ensure zero-delay in transitioning and on-time delivery of parts.

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  • Worked closely with the international office to develop and obtain the desired product utilizing just-in-time methods.
  • Coordinate all purchasing activities: negotiations, product selection, forecasting and product inventory procedures.
  • Worked with accounting department to ensure appropriate documentation was received for payment to vendors.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Prepared invitation-to-bid or request for proposal forms and distributed to potential vendors.
  • Initiated the action for return of parts which had been rejected or did not meet quality requirements.
  • Managed all planning and buying activities for an assigned product line of over 800 items.
  • Reduced inventory by changing; dock to stock, and the re-order point quantity.
  • Correct routing and job errors, including time, material and serial numbering errors.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Review engineering changes and make appropriate corrections to planned jobs and current inventory.
  • Work together with inventory specialists and vendors to coordinate outside processes.
  • Verified terms and specifications of purchase requests by various departments.
  • Work with only general instructions on new or special assignments.
  • Coordinated with all security departments throughout entire SCM.
  • Trained 180+ employees to use new scheduling software.
  • Expedite demand for Field Service customer emergencies.
  • Resolve grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Maintain active pulse on industry, Advertising, marketing, event coordinator, public relations, development, products and competition.
  • Piloted and implemented serial numbering and delinking project in SyteLine 8.

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Performed data entry into company system on each loan reviewed to determine purchase eligibility while meeting production and quality standards.
  • Performed data entry of accounting invoices and reconciled dollars.
  • Coordinated projects to archive files after data entry ensuring all awards from previous years were de- obligated of all funds.
  • Processed bill of materials, work orders, spare part orders, data entry and inventory control for specific machines.
  • Assisted in all areas of administrative work including data entry, receptionist duties, file organization, research and development.
  • Volunteered for special projects such as Point of Sale System Data entry for the local community college.
  • Perform data entry functions and queries to gather information for reports utilizing MS Word and Excel.
  • Improved system integrity by performing required data entry and file maintenance to Expandable data base.
  • Performed data entry, distributed, filed and maintain records for all purchase orders.
  • Processed Purchase Orders, Data Entry and Invoicing of supplies & Supplier Management.
  • Handle data entry, filing, quoting, and maintain vendor contact.
  • Generate reports in MS Excel and perform daily data entry functions.
  • Maintained database vendor maintenance, Data Entry, Scanning, Faxing.
  • Helped with Yearly Physical Inventory and Data Entry of counted parts.
  • Assisted with annual inventory and data entry of material parts.
  • Processed paperwork, and performed data entry.
  • Created Excel spreadsheets to expedite data entry.
  • Create and manage data entry to support and analyze Damar purchases using Excel.
  • Worked closely with logistics and transportation Ran and analyzed reports and data entry.
  • Inventory Records Coordinator Performed data entry, material moves and plant audits.

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34. OEM
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Here's how OEM is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Negotiated global requirements for out-of-production parts with OEM supporting global service contracts enabling continuous customer operation.
  • Managed fulfillment and delivery of OEM material requirements to satisfy Customer expectations.
  • Negotiated with vendors, customers, national suppliers, and OEM's to achieve targeted 10% savings.
  • Coordinated the scheduling and procurement of Kodak OEM components and accessories to support JIT production schedules.
  • Directed weekly A/R meetings with OEM suppliers to resolve past due invoice and receiving issues.
  • Concord, North Carolina (Contract work) OEM automotive manufacturer, Industrial Development.
  • Purchased several types of electronic commodities for the manufacturing of OEM products.
  • Manage flow of OEM SKU's at our three North American locations.
  • Procured high end OEM printer products to support customer demand.
  • Developed, negotiated and awarded OEM and software license agreements.
  • Assisted in creating OEM product with factory.
  • Locate parts for obsolete OEM devices.
  • Managed quality and delivery expectations with suppliers for pre-production builds to ensure that product was delivered seamlessly to the OEM customer.
  • Developed sources for & procured electronic & mechanical assemblies, subassemblies, systems, OEM repairs, & services.
  • Developed strong alliance with numerous vendors including: Applied Industrial, Grainger, and OEM manufacturing.
  • Planned and forecasted requirements to fulfill OEM, Tiered II and in house requirements.
  • Total OEM savings was [ ] over the targeted team goal.
  • Create Blanket Purchase Orders and distribute to OEMs.
  • Supported cost savings goal of [ ] for OEM.
  • Source Analyst / Buyer GE Healthcare Multi-Vendor Services Sourcing and purchasing parts and products through OEM and third party vendors.

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35. SKU
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Here's how SKU is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Analyze data by SKU with the assistance of a MRP system to determine accurate levels of inventory for future sales forecasting.
  • Scheduled production plan of the SKU's in the pipeline to be launched and performed forecast and demand analysis.
  • Analyze, control, and monitor inventory levels, days on hand and obsolete SKU's.
  • Participated in a warehouse project standardizing procedures, policies, and SKU's within 4 warehouses.
  • Communicated BOM changes to suppliers and managed inventory transition to new UDI compliant SKU.
  • Managed assortment planning and analysis for five departments with more than 500 SKU's.
  • Participate in planning and coordination of introduction/change/deletion of SKU s & BOM.
  • Managed changeover of SKU's to avoid obsolescence at manufacturing facilities.
  • Analyze SKU productivity and make recommendations based on that.
  • Recommended inventory markdowns by SKU.
  • Assigned customer product lines of approx 125 skus, 500 raw parts, shipping of approximately 1million kits per year.
  • Coordinated with R&D on Remediation project of 600 SKUs by balancing customer demand with project demand.
  • Scheduled and planned the quarterly production for the 250 sku NYC New York Color product line.
  • Assist in proofing the catalog for description and pricing of each sku.
  • Maintain three multi-million dollar Distribution Centers with 100,000 SKU's each.
  • Perform all Planning and Procurement duties for all assigned skus.
  • Maintained over 2000 skus of parts and finished product.
  • Purchased and managed over 4000 SKUs for S. S. White plants located in US, UK and India.
  • Key S&OP participant for 400 SKUs.
  • Manage rollouts at the sku level to ensure commitments are met.

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36. Delivery Schedules
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Here's how Delivery Schedules is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated shipping schedules between the international offices, freight forwarders and distribution warehouses to ensure delivery schedules were met.
  • Maintained purchasing information for vendors and materials; Manage local contracts/scheduling agreements and delivery schedules.
  • Monitored vendor delivery schedules, monitoring on-time delivery and expedites with suppliers for material shortages.
  • Tracked delivery schedules on a daily basis, monitored in-transit and inventory levels.
  • Maintain delivery schedules for production parts and ensured complete and timely delivery.
  • Developed delivery schedules and coordinated domestic & international supply chain logistics.
  • Managed order fulfillment with vendors and negotiated pricing and delivery schedules.
  • Tracked orders for accuracy and delivery schedules.
  • Managed local contracts/scheduling agreements and delivery schedules.
  • Resolved problems that affect discrepancies, damaged goods, and incorrect pricing, supply, and quality and delivery schedules.
  • Validate Purchase Orders and ensure suppliers have visibility on their delivery schedules and have parts delivered on time.
  • Create daily reports for all commercial invoices, bills of lading, ISF and freight delivery schedules.
  • Worked closely with numerous vendors to develop, set up and deliver product to tight delivery schedules.
  • Determined reorder levels, worked with logistics on inbound delivery schedules and adjustment for delays.
  • Managed supplier relations, pricing, delivery schedules, expedites, MRB and RTV activities.
  • Evaluated MRP reports, placed orders and set-up delivery schedules to meet with production schedules.
  • Follow up with suppliers to establish delivery schedules and solve materials procurement problems.
  • Resolved any issues surrounding purchases - delivery schedules, receiving, and invoicing.
  • Negotiated pricing, payment terms, and delivery schedules to optimize cost savings.
  • Coordinate delivery schedules, resolve material and production constraints with Production to ensure on time delivery.

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37. Cycle Counts
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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Monitor inventory levels and support cycle counts to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Facilitated and participated in quarterly physical inventory cycle counts.
  • Initiate cycle counts and investigate inventory discrepancies.
  • Performed cycle counts and reconciled inventory accuracy.
  • Coordinate Cycle Counts program for all facilities to maintain and keep accurate quantities of inventory levels in the Oracle ERP system.
  • Maintained all inventory levels for production including the accuracy of the physical inventories and cycle counts.
  • Implemented monthly cycle counts to reduce loss and increase the accuracy of inventory on hand.
  • Performed cycle counts of 1000+ parts and delivered on-time completed PCB Boards.
  • Run inventory reports do cycle counts.update system for material used.
  • Performed cycle counts and inventory control using an MRP system.
  • Inventory cycle counts, warehouse control, and invoicing.
  • Conduct and balance routine cycle counts and physical inventory
  • Assist with cycle counts and inventory discrepancy research.
  • Inventory Leadership for monthly cycle counts and reconciliation.
  • Conduct Weekly Cycle Counts and Monthly Inventories.
  • Conduct Cycle Counts and Reconcile Inventory.
  • Perform Physical Inventory and Cycle counts.
  • Key player in reconciling cycle counts
  • Maintained inventory and cycle counts.
  • Perform Cycle counts with the ABC system.

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38. Vendor Relationships
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Here's how Vendor Relationships is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained critical client and vendor relationships and collaborated across the organization in the development/ implementation of organizational expectations.
  • Developed and maintained vendor relationships to reach agreements and solutions to improve and enhance cost effectiveness and lead-times.
  • Maintained excellent vendor relationships by monitoring the status of all purchased material.
  • Established strong vendor relationships; conducted strategic supplier performance reviews and negotiations.
  • Maintained vendor relationships generating significant savings for all hardware and software used.
  • Strengthened existing vendor relationships through quarterly business reviews with identified key suppliers.
  • Build new vendor relationships and strengthen current vendor relationship internationally and domestically.
  • Manage and monitor vendor relationships including procurement of printing and digital platforms.
  • Maintained excellent vendor relationships with an extensive network of international contacts.
  • Interviewed sales representatives and maintained vendor relationships.
  • Secure and maintain positive vendor relationships.
  • Manage vendor relationships and expedite orders.
  • Selected, managed, and evaluated positive vendor relationships based on cost, availability, quality and terms.
  • Established and maintained nationwide vendor relationships by calling, emailing and held meetings.
  • Managed and maintain vendor relationships for a wide variety of commodities and services.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships as they pertain to assigned product purchases.
  • Build large vendor data bases on all commodities with great vendor relationships.
  • Maintain good vendor relationships with both local and international suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships.

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39. Production Requirements
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Here's how Production Requirements is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased and scheduled material from domestic and international suppliers to support production requirements in a high volume repetitive manufacturing environment.
  • Supported the team evaluating daily production requirements and executed changes based on customer demands.
  • Compiled production schedule and directed production personnel in the prioritization of production requirements.
  • Coordinated packing material procurement ensuring on-time material availability for production requirements.
  • Procured circuit board components from international suppliers to support production requirements.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory of product to support production requirements.
  • Analyzed production requirements and initiated the appropriate orders in accordance with operating guidelines to meet the requirements and forecasts of MRP.
  • Attend daily staff meetings to outline production requirements, address any shortages, and communicate with other departments.
  • Planned, scheduled, and monitored inventory levels in order to meet production requirements and satisfy customer demand.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key high volume global suppliers to meet and sustain production requirements.
  • Established and maintained solid relationships with key suppliers to ensure quality and production requirements were met.
  • Develop and build new supply sources in order to meet the production requirements.
  • Expedite delivery of parts to meet specific deadlines and special production requirements.
  • Assisted QA/QC staff on FIFO lot production requirements across product categories.
  • Perform weekly buyer reschedule reports to suppliers to meet production requirements.
  • Provided employee direction on production requirements to meet order deadlines.
  • Help ensure contractual obligations are met to meet production requirements.
  • Procured FAR/DFAR and ITAR materials for production requirements.
  • Monitor daily production requirements for production floor and customer ordes.
  • Used Mapics MRP system for planning and maintaining accurate material flow for production requirements.

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40. Support Production
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Here's how Support Production is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Participate in creating and improving policies and procedures to support production and inventory planning functions in an international environment.
  • Set safety-stock levels for raw and finished components to support production capacity and buffer customer demand volatility.
  • Monitor and control all inventory levels and material movement to support production.
  • Maintained adequate/target level raw material inventories to support production plans.
  • Monitored open orders and expedited material to support production.
  • Support production schedules and inventory objectives.
  • Plan material requirements and place purchase orders from outside suppliers to support production schedules and new product launches.
  • Managed 10 million dollar Honda component part inventory to support production of 250 Honda transmissions per day.
  • Purchased and planned all chemical raw materials to support production within the plant and for subcontracted bulk.
  • Expedite and assure Critical orders throughout material with extremely constraints to Support Production and Sales.
  • Placed Purchase/Material Orders in a Timely and Effective Manner to Support Production Plan.
  • Create and maintain proper QSS levels to support production and achieve inventory goals.
  • Developed relationships with vendors to support production needs per MRP schedule.
  • Assisted with other departmental purchasing as needed to support production.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to support production and sales targets.
  • Attend and support production and program meeting as required.
  • Plan and Buy materials as needed so support production.
  • Analyze a purchase components to support production plan.
  • Coordinate production supervisor to meet committed schedule Oversee the movement of materials and inventory control to support production.
  • Source and procure all electronic components needed to support production schedule.

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41. Part Numbers
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Here's how Part Numbers is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated with engineering to timely maintain and update bills of material and part numbers in the ERP system and with suppliers.
  • Project managed all transducer components for manufacturing and external OEM, to include 800 part numbers with 50 suppliers.
  • Set up and implemented various parts, part numbers, and other information in a WMS system.
  • Set up product structures on new part numbers and maintained current cost data on all purchased items.
  • Work with proposed suppliers to obtain quotes or verification of pricing and part numbers being used.
  • Assist in standardizing part numbers and descriptions to help maintain inventory control and reduce waste.
  • Delivered $80K in savings leading a project applying engineering substitution to regional part numbers.
  • Support the implementation of the custom orders and correction of material part numbers.
  • Verified shipments, and receiving dates along with quantity and part numbers.
  • Organize raw materials, work-in-process, and finish good part numbers.
  • Manage the inventory of more than 10,000 part numbers.
  • Managed over 3,000 part numbers and 40 vendors approximately.
  • Establish cost for new and existing part numbers.
  • Add part numbers to inventory database when required.
  • Managed inventory for 300 part numbers.
  • Create and assign new part numbers.
  • Generated bar code and part numbers for inventory and established inventory threshold levels, performing montly inventory to ensure accuracy.
  • Input purchase orders, BOM's and part numbers into MAS or Deltek accounting systems.
  • Enter new part numbers into Macola.
  • Prepared documents for export shipments Responsible for setting up part numbers using a "smart system"

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42. NPI
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Here's how NPI is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Provided technical and product information to support NPI activity.
  • Developed and managed all contracts and statements of work for new contract proposals and purchased materials for all NPI builds.
  • Provided support to research and design engineers involved with the development and implementation of (NPI) new products.
  • Work with engineering on new product introduction (NPI) and the transitioning products from engineering to production.
  • Started as a Buyer Planner for a Government Communication Engineering Group for NPI Engineering Projects.
  • Coordinate with PLC team for NPI/EOL products and setting right forecast methods for the products.
  • Worked with engineering to source suppliers on quick build of parts needed for NPI.
  • Ensured Supply Chain Management is kept up to date on NPI project progress.
  • Collaborated with planning and engineering on NPI projects and product transition.
  • Completed accurate set up of planning parameters for NPI products.
  • Manage product line from NPI to End of Service Life.
  • Coordinated NPI and EOL process for all PalmOne assemblies.
  • Negotiated Pricing Reductions for use on NPI projects.
  • Manage delivery dates through NPI stage.
  • Manage MRP, forecast, backlog, inventory, returns, COGS, BOM, engineering changes and NPI.
  • Account Manager (NPI).
  • Team leader in benchmarking supplier metrics, and reducing NPI overdue material from 2002 45% to 10% 2008.
  • Worked on NPIs and implementation at the supplier and contract manufacturer.
  • Manage supply/demand thru NPI (New Product Introduction) stage.
  • Managed startup on all NPI products.

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43. ECO
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Here's how ECO is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Submitted improvement recommendation of the on-line requisition program.
  • Lead physical inventory process and reconciliation.
  • Reconciled purchase orders and invoices to ensure accurate pricing, quantity, freight cost, shipping location and net terms.
  • Worked with Shared services on reconciling all purchase order discrepancies, quantity errors, price differences or damaged freight.
  • Maintained accurate records and follow-up files of purchases and coordinated with vendors to expedite materials as needed.
  • Plan raw material and purchased parts deliveries by utilizing MRP recommendations for quantity and due date delivery.
  • Inventoried stocked materials and maintained database records for government parts, materials, cargo and goods.
  • Prepare and process requisition forms; recommend vendors; verify budget codes and availability of funds.
  • Compiled information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of materials or services.
  • Recommended new developments in material and supplies; improved quality and cost of purchases.
  • Monitor MRP exception report for recommendations on purchase order expedites delays and cancels.
  • Entered / updated Bill of Material for new product and ECO's.
  • Maintain up-to-date purchase order files and audit trail for purchasing records.
  • Used my judgment to resolve problems and make routine recommendations.
  • Work closely with the accounting department to reconcile invoice variances.
  • Monitor WIP & ECO's and coordinate with supported departments.
  • Interfaced with accounts payable to reconcile any invoicing issues
  • Joined WaveSmith as the second manufacturing person.
  • Provided day-to-day operational support and assisted in the recommendation, development and implementation of processes and procedures, maximizing efficiencies.
  • Changed material requirements in WIP Bill of material as required by the ECO disposition during assembly process.

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44. RFP
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Here's how RFP is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Develop subcontract RFP's in compliance with applicable government regulations, agency supplements and customer solicitation requirements.
  • Contributed to the development of bids by collecting and analyzing key information, and developing documentation used in the RFP process.
  • Worked closely and effectively with contracting team to assure that supplier contracts and RFP processes were being carried out as agreed.
  • Negotiate and obtain competitive pricing from preferred vendor network through RFP's to maximize savings and establish best practices for production.
  • Prepared comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) packages with input from Engineering, QA, safety, and project controls.
  • Worked with risk management and legal to specifically tailor general and special terms and conditions to accommodate unique RFP requirements.
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers, send RFQ's and RFP's for suppliers for new product or custom product.
  • Provided leadership and experience with RFP's and provisioning for new buys and repairs for the logistics field operations.
  • Reviewed and evaluated suppliers performance, Initiated RFQ/ RFP and negotiated contract pricing, MOQ and lead times.
  • Request for Proposals (RFP) including gather and compile inquiries from potential respondents and project managers.
  • Administered purchase requisitions, RFQ/RFP's to vendors for competitive bids for commercial and government requirements.
  • Review customer RFP and RFQ's, Bills of Materials and / or special requirements.
  • Prepare RFP's and review bid proposals consistent with NYPA purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Managed all aspects of purchasing from RFQ/RFP to contractual completion of purchase.
  • Solicited RFP & RFQ on new products from vendors.
  • Created RFPs and communicate with vendors the purchasing of supplies, equipment and service contracts in accordance with company policies.
  • Completed RFP in AbbottSource for Altavista Food Service which resulted in lowering the management fee by $10,000 per year.
  • Created, managed and executed packaging RFPs for fragrance, makeup and treatment lines resulting in supplier selection.
  • Prepare RFPs and solicit and evaluate bids for new materials.
  • Create RFPs, purchase orders, change orders, etc.

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45. VMI
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Here's how VMI is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Overlooked VMI program suppliers keeping track of in-house inventory levels and inventory on hand at supplier.
  • Determine KANBAN /VMI product bin size, location on shelf, trained warehouse staff on procedures.
  • Implemented VMI program for all office products and printed brochures, forms, and manuals.
  • Negotiated cost optimization through multiple vendor bidding, VMI's as well as BPO's.
  • Work on transitioning vendors to the VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) business model.
  • Reduced stock outages by setting up VMI programs with suppliers using problem solving.
  • Maintained vendor managed inventory process, (VMI), resolved invoicing issues.
  • Established and implemented Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Procedures.
  • Manage VMI programs and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Managed purchasing of Kan-ban/Pull parts on VMI program.
  • Implemented VMI program for fasteners and hardware.
  • Involved in setting up vendor VMI programs.
  • Expanded facility's VMI program.
  • Used MRP, Kan Ban, VMI Line Stocking, systems for deliveries.
  • Confirm shipping dates with customers Resolved AP/AR issues Sent out & processed RFQ's Manages Kanban & VMI with suppliers
  • Interacted daily with suppliers, implemented VMI practices, established new accounts negotiating favorable payment terms.
  • Instituted VMI for critical lead time component for explosives plant in Hempstead.
  • Use of a Min/Max Kanban, VMI and AutoCrib inventory systems.
  • Monitor VMI suppliers and inventory so that adequate levels are maintained.
  • Issue POs based on KANBAN, VMI, Consignment and MRP daily.

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46. Special Projects
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Here's how Special Projects is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Determined necessary enhancements to existing reports for special projects and ongoing processes.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as exceeding expectations of management.
  • Provided in-house support to special projects, such as the building of tool kits used by site installers.
  • Identified and resolved accounting errors, and assisted with special projects as required.
  • Carry out special projects related to production control as assigned.
  • Handle other special projects as determined by the Purchasing Director.
  • Supported buyers with daily tasks and special projects as needed.
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Manage Special Projects (International & Domestic).
  • Performed special projects and additional duties as required.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.
  • Worked on special projects as assigned.
  • Procured materials for special projects.
  • Complete special projects as required.
  • Purchased Components on Special Projects when needed Tracked excess inventory weekly for disposition.
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery Manage special projects.
  • Sourced vendors for special projects Review ERP system reports and release work orders and purchase order requisitions to satisfy demand.
  • Work as contact person for special projects like VS Relocation Warehouse and Brands acquisitions.
  • Assigned to special projects in Erlanger Germany.
  • Still have some duties dealing with the UTMB Liaison role Help with special projects

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47. RMA
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Here's how RMA is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Assured data integrity by maintaining the Business Control System to reflect current vendor commitment information.
  • Maintained vendor price list and purchase order receipt verification and shipping confirmation.
  • Planned, organized, tracked and disseminated information related to production suppliers.
  • Monitored supplier performance and initiate corrective action, where appropriate.
  • Communicate daily with distributors, manufactures to collect proper information.
  • Coordinate performance schedule with Engineering and Projects Management groups.
  • Participated in weekly meetings to review account performance.
  • Managed On-Time-Delivery performance to meet corporate goals.
  • Monitor supplier performance for delivery compliance.
  • Monitored and assessed performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Provide accurate and timely pricing and delivery information to Sales, Installation, and Production Departments.
  • Negotiate price & terms with suppliers and monitor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Verified all material, information, tools and Labor are available prior to scheduling.
  • Maintained up to date supply base information in our in-house database.
  • Applied the core principles of value purchasing pharmacy filtration.
  • Develop reports to measure performance of product & vendors.
  • Utilize daily reports and information sharing from SAP.
  • Obtained prices and pricing information.
  • Key accomplishments Improve Vendor Delivery Performance by 25% according to established criteria.
  • Inventory Purchasing Specialist 2005 2012 Recruited in 2004 as a contract Installation Coordinator and brought on board permanently six months later.

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48. Internal Customers
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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Implemented request for proposals, department procedures for department personnel and developed ordering procedures for internal customers.
  • Expedites-followed up with vendors and internal customers that required special pricing or handling.
  • Communicated effectively with suppliers, internal customers and external customers.
  • Provide support and information to internal customers.
  • Communicate with internal customers regarding delivery dates.
  • Recognized by internal customers for prompt expedition of urgent purchase orders in order to meet strict manufacturing and shipment deadlines.
  • Worked with internal customers to ensure specifications and statements of work are appropriate for task or products required.
  • Created and maintained Excel reports for my department to status the internal customers on their requests or orders.
  • Solved problems and took appropriate actions as necessary without direction when dealing with external and internal customers.
  • Collaborated with internal customers, management, suppliers, legal, and various other departments.
  • Work with internal customers, Supplier Master and ACH team to set up new suppliers.
  • Collaborated with internal customers including Accounting, Engineering, Sales, and Production on inquiries.
  • Worked with internal customers to resolve issues such as price exceptions throughout the month.
  • Work to maintain positive relationship with internal customers, sister departments, and vendors.
  • Research invoice and payment exceptions and resolve with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Worked closely with distributors and internal customers to ensure on time deliveries.
  • Attend and host weekly meeting with team and internal customers.
  • Resolve billing discrepancies with vendors and internal customers.
  • Provide support & assistance to internal customers.
  • Reported on time performance and reviewed quality performance with internal customers.

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49. New Product Development
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Here's how New Product Development is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Result: Developed and implemented early supplier involvement into new product development.
  • Collaborate with product managers and parent company in New Product Development.
  • Worked closely with engineering on sourcing components for new product development.
  • Worked directly with Marketing Product Managers on new product development.
  • Participated in new product development design and customer review boards.
  • Facilitated supplier involvement with engineering on new product development.
  • Coordinated with Engineering Department on new product development.
  • Negotiated items in new product development.
  • Work closely with director, engineers, marketing department and sales or stakeholders to streamline efficiency and new product development.
  • Project Manager for new product launches supporting new product development engineering teams - including the RAZR and Motorola Q.
  • Use my technical understanding of components purchased to support existing products and new product development.
  • Monitored job status and daily shipment, and participated in new product development.
  • Assisted in transitioning products from New Product Development to mass production launch.
  • Collaborated with the Marketing Department and vendors in new product development.
  • Served as Supply Management Team Liaison for new product development projects.
  • Planned and released new product development with accelerated lead times.
  • Provided supply chain support for new product development and MRO.
  • Worked on new product development with Engineering.
  • Supported new product development and release.
  • Supported new product development projects, supply and rollout planning.

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50. Customer Demand
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Here's how Customer Demand is used in Planner/Buyer jobs:
  • Scheduled and coordinated both internal and external production orders consistently meeting customer demand.
  • Analyze, evaluate and schedule material availability to meet customer demand.
  • Managed required inventory levels of procured materials to support customer demands.
  • Maintained customer demand schedule for weekly MRP analysis and utilization.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet customer demand.
  • Review late, current, and future demand and create a plan to meet customer demand while reducing inventory cost.
  • Coordinated the arrival/build of all industrial parts and materials under strict deadlines in order to meet customer demand.
  • Forecast production requirements from (S&OP) Sales and Operation Plan based on increased customer demands.
  • Assisted the master scheduler with production schedules with the goal of ensuring that all customer demands were met.
  • Detected root causes of anomalies of customer demand trends and communicated findings to Sales & Marketing Department.
  • Exercise daily decision making in response to customer demands or unexpected issues in the supply chain.
  • Order raw materials, purchased goods and components from suppliers according to customer demands and requests.
  • Make purchase decisions supporting customer demand and OTD while optimizing inventory investment and cash flow.
  • Managed supplier chain to ensure on-time deliveries of all materials to meet customer demand.
  • Developed purchasing plans and issued purchase orders to support customer demands using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Applied MRP practices to planning and purchasing of requirements to meet customer demand.
  • Evaluate customer demand, create work orders, analyze material shortages.
  • Create build plans for area production to meet customer demands.
  • Work closely with manufacturing leaders to manage scheduling board and Kanban boards to ensure accurate data regarding customer demand.
  • Conduct assessments on minimum and maximum levels to maximize production in an efficient manner to meet commercial customer demands.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Planner/Buyer

Supply Chain

21.1%

Purchase Orders

16.8%

Vendor Invoices

9.8%

Raw Materials

7.8%

MRP

6.8%

Cost Savings

5.2%

Inventory Levels

4.3%

Supplier Quality

4.2%

Customer Service

3.3%

Production Schedule

2.7%

Product Lines

2.2%

MRO

2.2%

Safety Stock

2.0%

Inventory Control

2.0%

Logistics

1.9%

Kanban

1.8%

ERP

1.8%

Inspect Parts

1.5%

ISO

1.4%

RFQ

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Planner/Buyer

Rank Skill
1 Supply Chain 17.5%
2 Purchase Orders 13.9%
3 Vendor Invoices 8.1%
4 Raw Materials 6.5%
5 MRP 5.6%
6 Cost Savings 4.3%
7 Inventory Levels 3.5%
8 Supplier Quality 3.5%
9 Customer Service 2.8%
10 Production Schedule 2.2%
11 Product Lines 1.8%
12 MRO 1.8%
13 Safety Stock 1.6%
14 Inventory Control 1.6%
15 Logistics 1.6%
16 Kanban 1.5%
17 ERP 1.5%
18 Inspect Parts 1.2%
19 ISO 1.2%
20 RFQ 1.1%
21 Inventory Management 1.1%
22 JIT 0.9%
23 Corrective Action 0.9%
24 BOM 0.9%
25 Customer Orders 0.8%
26 Delivery Dates 0.7%
27 Office Supplies 0.7%
28 Quality Issues 0.6%
29 Customer Requirements 0.6%
30 Production Planning 0.6%
31 On-Time Delivery 0.6%
32 R 0.6%
33 Data Entry 0.5%
34 OEM 0.5%
35 SKU 0.5%
36 Delivery Schedules 0.5%
37 Cycle Counts 0.5%
38 Vendor Relationships 0.5%
39 Production Requirements 0.5%
40 Support Production 0.5%
41 Part Numbers 0.5%
42 NPI 0.5%
43 ECO 0.5%
44 RFP 0.4%
45 VMI 0.4%
46 Special Projects 0.4%
47 RMA 0.4%
48 Internal Customers 0.4%
49 New Product Development 0.4%
50 Customer Demand 0.4%
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