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Material Planner/Buyer

  • Vet2Tech
  • Salisbury, MD, USA
  • Jul 01, 2020

Job Description

Job Description


Performs functions to plan, coordinate, control and direct activities involving the scheduling and release of engineering and production orders, the requisitioning of manufactured and purchased parts and the maintaining of effective inventory control records that include ensuring inventory system procedures and accuracy. Plans and executes production scheduling activities, sets up shop orders for assembly, including pick lists, stock orders and required material to fulfill customer order requirements. Participates in the Sales and Operations process. Adjusts work schedule as necessary to meet special order requirements. Identifies obsolete stock and removes from inventory. Interacts with purchasing, suppliers and manufacturing management to meet customer requirements and company strategy.


Production Materials Planning o Manage MRP

Complete part masters to reflect current purchasing / manufacturing practices (i.e.; buy/make, EOQ, standard cost, safety stock levels, assign planner and buyer codes, etc.)

Complete bills of material to reflect current manufacturing practices (i.e.; adjust for yields, A/R, alternate materials, etc.)

Ensure routing reflect current manufacturing practices (i.e.; correct process and queue times, overall cycle time, current manufacturing locations, etc.)

Expedite late or critical orders to ensure on-time delivery and minimal delays to production schedules.

Manage material allocations for shop orders and customer requirements.

Work closely with Sales and Manufacturing to communicate any shortages that may affect the release of shop orders or impact customer deliveries.

Production Scheduling

Generate shop order packages and release to the stockroom for picking and issue.

Work closely with Manufacturing to determine the best location for the assembly of each shop order. Cost, capability, current loading and time availability are factors to be considered.

Generate all export paperwork and purchase orders required to ship shop orders to off-shore assembly partners.

Expedite completion of shop orders, at all locations.

Generate and manage all plating order

Inventory Management

Manage the cycle count program to ensure accuracy and thoroughness of counts. Report results monthly.

Ensure sufficient supplies of ‘floor stock’ materials.

Manage planned receipts to optimize inventory levels (push / pull, as required) JOB


Associates degree in Business related field or equivalent experience

3+ years of demonstrated experience in inventory operations and control

Knowledge of MRP

Extensive Excel knowledge (ability to do vlook-ups; formulas and pivot table for example)

Ability to communicate clearly, both written and oral

Ability to respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints

Ability to be persuasive

Ability to read and interpret documents, work instructions, routing, decisions

Basic math skills required with emphasis on the ability to compute rates, ratios and percentage

Proficient with computers, including Microsoft office applications and using a MRP system

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and make decisions in a timely manner

Knowledge of APIC’s materials management concepts and principles, MRP calculations, capacity planning, production planning and shop floor controls

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


Company Description

Vet2Tech is committed to recruiting and placing Veterans and non-Veterans in manufacturing and technical careers nationwide. Non-veteran candidates are equally considered for all positions.