The ServicePLUS Buyer/Planner acts as an agent of the Company to plan, procure product from direct manufacturers and third party suppliers at terms consistent with our standards of quality and customer schedules. This role has responsibility to plan and align inventory at the ServicePLUS Centers to help the supply chain deliver on-time to meet customer contracts and expectations. Additionally, this role has responsibility to meet inventory and working capital metrics consistent with company goals.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Manage supplier performance and relationships
Procure product for re-sale
Monitor on-going vendor quality, price, and delivery performance
Review MRP system demand messages to identify items and quantities requiring replenishment
Issue purchase orders to suppliers
Process, follow-up, and respond to purchase order priority requests
Interact with other TSS departments
Communication of early warning notifications between Suppliers and appropriate ServicePLUS Operations Managers/Supervisors
Development of supplier relationships
Manage inventory to meet contractual obligations with customers
Manage inventory to meet company inventory and working capital goals
Work with sales to determine appropriate stocking levels for customer programs
Focus on customer satisfaction
Other duties may be assigned as required
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 2 years experience in purchasing/procurement/planning or supply chain required.
Experience working with ERP systems required, JD Edwards preferred.