production planner/buyer

The production planner/buyer is accountable for coordinating raw materials purchasing, production scheduling and shipping to ensure a smooth production flow consistent with customer requirements.

essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives orders from sales offices and customers, checks for accuracy, commits to inventory based on availability of materials, customer needs and production schedules.
  • Establishes production plans and priorities based on customer requirements. 
  • Plans daily work schedule for hourly personnel in accordance with production plans, customer needs, and overall production efficiency.
  • Coordinates customer shipping with sales offices and carriers. Expedites shipping and deliveries as required to meet customer needs.  Plans daily loading schedules for truck and rail cars.  Prepares loading combinations for shipping finished product.  Coordinates shipping of non-inventory items.
  • Coordinates interplant transfers of materials and informs sales personnel and plant personnel as to material availability, production schedules, shipping schedules, and related information.
  • Maintains material inventory levels within pre-established objectives.  Removes shipped material from records, and orders materials as required to meet production needs.  Prepares various inventory reports.
  • Coordinates order changes in production scheduling and shipping.  Resolves daily problems with regard to material rejections and production changes due to equipment breakdowns.
  • Prepares material and product certificates.  Coordinates inspections and material sampling as required by various government or representative agencies.
  • Ensures policies are communicated to production employees.

qualifications adn requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Continue learning new technology and techniques to reduce redundancy and recommend new cost saving ideas when possible.
  • Strong Analytical skills.
  • Strong prioritization, planning, reporting, and organization skills.
  • Able to work constructively in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Skills:

  • Solid expertise in developing creative solutions in a fast-paced setting.
  • Prior MRP experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively between multiple department supervisors.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience supply chain planning.
  • High attention to detail and escalate errors to management. 
Aalberts integrated piping systems Americas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. At Aalberts IPSA, we are committed to treating all Applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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