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Material Planning Specialist (Purchasing)

Propulse® A Schieffer Co., Dubuque, IA

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

•    Create and manage purchase orders for area of responsibility, ensuring timely confirmation and delivery.

•    Actively track and manage all backordered products with each supplier to effect timely resolution.

•    Will be responsible for part shortage reporting and associated steps taken to address the issues.

•    Optimize inventory to support production needs and meet target inventory levels and turns.

•    Maintain relevant data in the ERP system, item master to include lead-time, order requirements, safety stock, and other order modifiers.

•    Have an active role in the identification, disposition, and report of OSMI (Obsolete/Slow Moving Inventory).

•    Actively assist in managing vendor relationships, including vendor compliance enforcement.

•    Continuously review purchased items and make recommendations to management based on history, forecasts and trends.

•    Ensures accuracy and completeness of work by concentrating on and paying attention to detailed information.

•    Data collection/reporting for supplier metrics and general analysis.

•    Will take part in continuous improvement initiatives.

•    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

•    Associates degree or higher required.

•    Minimum of one year purchasing experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment.  
•    Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite and other software.

•    Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP type systems.
•    Ability to anticipate and analyze problems, suggest and implement solutions to routine situations such as delays to schedules, material shortages and daily systems transaction errors.  
•    Ability to communicate (in the English language) with customers, vendors and company personnel in a positive and proactive manner.    
•    Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal day-to-day supervision.

•    Ability to extract and analyze data from various systems and make purchasing recommendations to management.

•    Strong organizational skills, with the ability to attend to multiple concurrent tasks.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 424397
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Associates

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