Directs and coordinates activities of cell buying, material planning and inventory control in creating and delivering an executable production plan for the relevant product line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned:

• Responsible for PO maintenance (launching, invoicing, RTV, expediting)

• Coordinates delivery information for all purchased parts for their assigned cell

• Supports negotiations for target lead-times and desired package sizes

• Blanket PO’s setup for all active materials to improve efficiencies

• Aligns supply chain to future customer demand

• Coordinates kanban management (audits, sizing, corrective actions, etc.)

• Implementing a forward planning process to minimize purchase part shortages

• Drives shortage review weekly

• Implements best materials practices to improve efficiencies

• Recommends corrective actions to improve/sustain inventory accuracy

• Leads development and implementation of planning systems for new products and product transitions

• Translate customer demand into an executable production plan

• Determine daily/hourly output requirements for production cells

• Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

• Manage and develop existing suppliers through performance feedback.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function


-Delivery: OTD >95% to VOC

-Cost: All inventory class items setup on kanban/visual management. A&B inventory class items set up on kanban with a 5/20 day lead time.

-Growth: “10%” annual improvement in inventory turns.

-Quality: >95% accurate inventory for A’s and B’s and >75% for C’s. Metrics:


-Inventory Reduction

-Kanban presentation

-Inventory & Kanban accuracy


Job Requirements Qualifications:

• 4-year technical degree preferred or related technical experience

• Possess or pursuing APICS or CPM certification

• Oracle experience required; strong understanding of ERP systems

• Previous buying and planning experience required

• Strong lean manufacturing background (Kanban Management)

• Team player, self-motivated

• Results orientation

• Understanding of inventory turns and how to optimize results


Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the industry to contract workers. Benefits are available to you as a contractor after one week of employment.


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