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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Superior Group Essex Junction, VT

Essex Junction, VT
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Bachelors Degree


Superior Group is hiring for a Sr. Procurement Planner to work with our client in Burlington, VT! This is a temporary contract role with an expected duration of about 3-6 months.

The Sr. Planner role is a hybrid of parts planning and purchase order fulfillment. With a focus on spare parts planning and buying, the Sr. Planner will be responsible for ensuring supply chain stability in support of manufacturing. Planning entails analyzing part demands and determining requirements based on forecast. The Sr. Planner will also place purchase orders to ensure material arrives on time. Responsibilities encompass end to end planning and PO management, analyzing and understanding requirements, placing purchase orders, handling and resolving purchase order reconciliations, receipts and invoices. Key to success and client satisfaction is cross functional engagement and an understanding of manufacturing requirements, this role will interface with manufacturing, engineering, procurement, warehousing, finance, accounts receivable, etc.

The Sr. Planner will be responsible to:

Perform daily reviews of inventory and manage replenishment orders as required, ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained and appropriate planning parameters are in place
Analyze and issue status and operational reports; provide root cause analysis for performance exceptions
Analyze product demand trends to determine the best possible forecast model that matches the demand of a particular product
Generate and analyze ERP reports to target areas requiring more focus, such as past due purchase orders, or items with insufficient inventory
Identify and report planning and purchasing related errors
Establish, evaluate and maintain supplier partnerships and programs, i.e., consignment, stocking and kanban programs
Participate in inter-departmental and cross-functional teams working towards continuous process improvement, elimination of wastes, and cost savings
Collaborate with clients and suppliers to insure parts strategy is executed
Drive parts strategy for your commodity
Solve tactical issues with urgency
Provide support to management as required

Required Skills / Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 3 years Materials/Procurement experience
Readiness to travel 10% travel annually (Any required travel papers)

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

Thorough understanding of supply chain operations and inventory management
Effective supplier/customer communications to ensure collaboration on proper inventory levels, on time shipments and deliveries of products
Planning and MRP knowledge as it relates to complex product scheduling and planning terminology
Google products skills (incl. Sheets, Docs, Drive)
Microsoft Office products skills (incl. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access)
Business analytics and presentation skills
Ability to understand large volumes of data and make business recommendations
ERP System knowledge (Oracle a plus)
Strong Communication skills (verbal and written)
Problem solving skills
Knowledge of Fab operations a plus

Go Beyond.
EEO Employer - Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.


Superior Technical Resources, Inc. provides staff augmentation, direct placement, and outsourced human resource solutions. It offers a range of staffing services, including contract staffing, direct hire, pay rolling services, onsite staffing, and Web-based vendor management programs, as well as Web-enabled automated managed service programs in engineering, design, drafting, finance, human resources, management, information technology, and other professional/technical disciplines.

The company serves aircraft/aerospace, computer, electronics, manufacturing, semiconductor, software, telecommunications, and utilities sectors.