September 21, 2016

Purchasing & Production Planning Manager

World Class Manufacturing Leader. - North Haven, CT

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Job Description

_VISION: _World class manufacturing setting. Opening due to a promotion. Have responsibility for all purchasing, material management, and production planning. Lead a team of 10-12 in a medium to high volume center of manufacturing excellence. Upside potential in multiple directions.

_OPPORTUNITY_: Report to General Manager. Lead an established team within $200+M division of Fortune 500 company known for product ingenuity, best practices, and empowering leadership. Manage flow of materials from purchasing and receiving of raw materials through production planning and scheduling. This will include partnering on new product development and lean manufacturing events to improve productivity, cost containment, quality assurance, and inventory management.

Contribute and lead short and long term strategies to support manufacturing and customer requirements. Drive lean transformation throughout the supply chain and continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process. Manage relationships with key vendors; prepare forecasts and budget for materials; and track/analyze metrics.

_REQUIREMENTS_: BA/BS degree strongly desired; CPIM a plus. Seek 5+ years of buying, materials planning, materials management, supply chain, and inventory experience within a medium to high volume setting. Experience with Kaizen, 5S, or Kanban is a plus. Must have experience leading and managing teams. Must be comfortable and experienced with Excel and ERP modules that support supply chain processes.

_REWARD_: $100,000 to $115,000 plus 20% target bonus and excellent benefits.