Spare Parts Planner/Buyer


Posted: 09/10/2018 Industry: Buyer/Plan Job Number: 000002369

Spare Parts Buyer/Planner

Ridgeway, SC


Job Description:

The Spare Parts Planner/Buyer is responsible for achieving stated spare parts availability and inventory turns goals. Monitoring and resolving customer backorders and supplier late deliveries are key to the success of this position. The spare parts planner/buyer works tactically with the company’s vendors and strategic purchasing team to maintain supplier relations and effective material flow. The position takes ownership of all spares SAP planning data and is responsible for its’ integrity. The position also requires focus and resolution on issues related to inventory/cycle counting, inventory moves, quality, and vendor packaging, shipping and receiving.

Position Responsibility:

  • Achieve Capability levels in SAP

  • Expedite all orders as needed, and specifically parts for customer backorders

  • Set-up new spare parts (SKU)

  • Maintain planning parameters related to forecasting, safety stock, and reorder point proposals

  • Analyze demand history to determine proper stock levels using the MRP Monitor

  • Reduce excess inventory by returning to supplier, transferring to manufacturing facility, or recommending for scrap

  • Maintain product lifecycle and Excess & Obsolescence (E&O) programs in accordance with assigned MRP controllers.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Purchasing, Supply Chain, logistics.

  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience in Tactical Buyer / Planner Functions.

  • Minimum 3 years of SAP Experience, specifically in the MRP / Souring / Purchasing / and Planning Menus.

  • Previous Tactical Planning experience in a manufacturing environment, involving “High Mix Low Volume”, planning.

  • Business acumen and understanding of business operations

  • Understanding of commodities, engineering documentation, manufacturing process, methods, and procedures

  • Ability to work Overtime as needed

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