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Buyer / Planner 8/11/2016

Confidential Company Seattle, WA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28724136
AJE Ref #
575853414
Location
Seattle, WA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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_This position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for managing vendor relations and the procurement of materials to support production schedules insuring customer expectations and demands are met._

_JOB DESCRIPTION_

* _Schedule production activities to maximize utilization of resources_
* _Responsible for continuous process improvements, finding new ways to save time and eliminate unnecessary steps in the production process_
* _Develop new vendor relationships and facilitate process improvements with existing vendors_
* _Provide internal customers with price and availability quotes for replacement parts or attachments_
* _Partner with vendors on material/process cost reduction opportunities_
* _Manage running inventory, inventory turns and inventory accuracy_
* _Actively engage and support VMI programs (vendor managed inventory) _

_QUALIFICATIONS _

* _Bachelors' degree in Business, Engineering, or other technical discipline_
* _APICS Certification preferred_
* _1-3 years of manufacturing experience preferred_
* _Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills_
* _Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills_
* _Understanding of customer and market requirements, with a passion for customer satisfaction_
* _Outstanding organizational and analytical skills_
* _Ability to make sound decisions, quickly and effectively_
* _Strong problem solving skills required_

_EOE_