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Buyer Planner

Company: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Location: Twinsburg
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWho is Rockwell:Do you want to make a difference in the world? At Rockwell Automation you can do just that and more. Rockwell is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and sustainable. Rockwell was recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2020. We place a high value on integrity which fosters an environment where all employees can and want to do their best work.To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, please visit .What Rockwell Brings to You:Rockwell cares about our employees and our benefits package is just one way we support you. Rockwell provides options for medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan including company match, generous vacation allowances, and many more options available. To learn more about our Benefits Package, please visit What Rockwell Needs from You:We need a diverse workforce to do our best work. We need the makers, the forward thinkers, the problem solvers, and everything in between. That is where you come in. We are looking for a Buyer Planner who will be responsible for procuring and maintaining manufacturing and material strategies by providing technical leadership to achieve total customer satisfaction and financial objectives.Job Summary:This position plans, schedules and monitors the movement of material through the production cycle. Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules. Coordinates the efficient movement of materialswith purchasing, production and engineering. Develops specifications for new contract orders.Responsibilities and Essential Functions:This position will be responsible for comprehending the needs and requirements of customers or business partners in order to bring strategic value to them while promoting customer needs as the key driver for business goals and initiatives. This position coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.This position is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining technical understanding of products purchased, monitoring the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure highest quality at best value. Performing cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities will be required. This position may be required to recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.Obtaining materials, components, equipment and services while ensuring security and accountability of inventory through transaction documentation, process and procedure verification, and system review is crucial to the success of this role. Analyzing and, when able, correcting cycle count discrepancies, and auditing incoming and outgoing shipments to assure quality and accuracy while compiling and documenting all transactions for data entry.This work consists of unifying internal constituents around a common vision and goals, and teaming with others for enhanced outcomes. This work requires attention to detail, managing multiple priorities and taking actions with minimal direction which may encompass but not limited to the following:* Support product supply and inventory plans consistent with the objectives of the business or product line.

* Reviews, analyzes and resolves expectations and error reports from mainframe planning and buying modules

* Provides solutions for supply interruptions, which include finding alternate suppliers

* Performs cost analysis and volume planning when necessary

* Facilitates the resolution of supplier inbound Quality Issues.

* Maintains Accounts Payable PO price exception report and resolves invoicing discrepancies in accordance with company policy and system requirements.

* Manages supplier businesses in quality, on time delivery and inventory developing and implementing cost avoidance savings. Monitors and processes cancellations and holds to manufacturing orders / purchase orders.

* Preserves validity in the dispatch lists and control product lead-times. Responds to customer expedite request promptly and accurately, then quickly relays information to customer service. Understands how RA business objectives relate to own business unit, and performance objectives align with business unit objectives, and takes steps to maximize business unit financial results.

* Create a production plan for the assigned module and final production areas. The production plan considers customer order status, forecast, material availability, production equipment issues, ECN activity and other related production issues in an effort to satisfy customer delivery performance and financial objectives, based on established priorities.

* Assist in resolving circumstances causing delivery not in compliance with customer want dates or excess and slow-moving inventory, identifying causes and developing solutions to improve current and future performance. Provide material status and action plans to business unit, materials management and supply source organizations.

* Maintain accurate Bills of Materials for existing products. Support implementation of Bill of Material changes from Engineering Change Notices and maintain inventory and Bill of Material information to insure accurate generation of parts lists for product supply sources.

* Develop knowledge of Material Requirements Planning by assisting Supply Analysts plan the phase in and/or phase out of products. Identify unique components for products being phased out or inactivated, preparing mechanisms for tracking inventory of unique components to insure use up plan to minimize excess and/or obsolete inventory is successful. Monitor product phase-in/out plans to minimize excess or obsolete inventory and issue progress reports during the phase out period.

* Develop an understanding of product life cycle planning including the process of master scheduling, new product introduction, product phase-in/out and inventory planning and provide backup support Production Control Technical Analysts.

* Work to achieve annual inventory reduction and customer service performance targets.

* Adopting new technologies to enhance performance and to leverage knowledge and information for driving competitive advantage. Fostering an environment where technological innovations are recognized and rewarded.

* Identifying core value-adding processes and maximizing their performance and productivity. Integrating and streamlining processes throughout the supply chain and ensuring adoption of best maximum efficiency.

* Realizing a sense of urgency around business imperatives and convincing others of that urgency. Setting well-defined goals to meet business challenges and ensuring performance against those goals. Overcoming obstacles to drive initiatives and actions to closure.

* Promoting an honest and open environment in which information flows freely among all levels of the organization. Anticipating and meeting the information needs of all relevant constituents.

* Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Rockwell Automation Information Network.

Skills:* Ability to accept change and adapt to a variety of assignments in a fast paced environment

* Capability for MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and Microsoft Outlook

* Ability to be self-directing, manage time and priorities effectively, take initiative, exercise good judgment and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines

* Effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and collaboration skills

* Interest and ability to thrive in a high energy team environment with strong aptitude for interaction

Minimum Qualifications:* Bachelor's Degree

* Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:* APICS Certification desired

* One year production control/material planning experience with a working knowledge of computer-based manufacturing systems, a solid background in a manufacturing environment with a working knowledge of Focus and PC applications preferred

#LI-SM2We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 .

Keywords: Rockwell Automation, Inc., Cleveland , Buyer Planner, Other , Twinsburg, Ohio

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