The Hillman Group

Supply Planner

US-OH-Cincinnati
1 month ago
Requisition ID
2017-2310
# of Openings
1
Category (Portal Searching)
Operations

Overview

Support the Strategic and Tactical Business Plan through analysis and procuring a variety of materials from international and domestic suppliers ensuring a timely flow of finished goods to support customer service and manage inventory levels. Provide vendor analysis and management in the areas of pricing, quality and timely performance using metrics.

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Responsibilities

Analyze Supply Chain Management requirements:

  • Collaborate on sales forecast with Demand Planners, supply schedules, and sales history to determine material delivery requirements for designated skus to achieve fill rate targets of 98%.
  • Consults the planning system (GAINS) to make a variety of planning and purchasing decisions.
  • Control PO placement and track delivery to optimize inventory levels and acquisition costs (PPV).
  • Support commodity monitoring and reporting.
  • Manage vendor relationship as directed by Sourcing staff and defined by contract.

Inventory Levels & Customer Service:

 

  • Maintain Company and Customer fill rate requirements at 98%.
  • Responsible to hit inventory targets as set up in Planning System.
  • Review Daily outs reports to ensure recovery plan is in place.
  • Manage Vendor Purchases on scheduled frequency (weekly, monthly, etc.).
  • Review Negative Pipe (projected shortages) Report daily and take corrective action, and communicating through Operations team on opportunity plan
  • Managing purchasing plan recommendations in correlation with inventory turns to properly manage inventory levels.
  • Managing expedites and deferrals on Purchase Orders to manage gaps in supply, or excess inventory position.
  • Reviews and maintains purchasing forecasts.
  • Manage and update master data (MOQ, lead time, etc.) to maintain planning system integrity.

Quality:

  • Maintain a current knowledge of company products and quality specifications.
  • Address and resolve quality discrepant material / pricing issues within cycle time guidelines.
  •  Review buyer scorecards by Vendor to hold them accountable for their items and shipments.
  • Work with Buying Agent in Asia regularly to manage vendor quality and performance metrics.

 

Safety:

  • Be aware & support departmental activities to eliminate risk of injury.
  • Knows and follows the corporate safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Other essential functions:

  • Generates and places purchase orders for a variety of goods.
  • Work in tactical teams to meet the operational objectives of the company.
  • Communicates with suppliers and Hillman staff to ensure understanding and alignment.
  • Accurately documents all transactions in the automated purchasing and inventory control system.
  • Works with project teams to outline cost, quality, and delivery specifications for new products.
  • Maintain knowledge of company policies, operations, market trends, and US customs regulations.
  • Travel domestically or internationally as needed.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree (emphasis on business analysis or supply chain management preferred) MBA or other Master’s degree a plus.

 

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years related experience.
  • Understanding of international freight, currency exchange rates, and US customs regulations.
  • Knowledge of ERP system processes for production, inventory control and purchasing systems.
  • Knowledge of supplier management and qualification process.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills a must.
  • Understands Lean Supply Chain Concepts.
  • Experience and preference to work in a team environment.

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