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Temporary Buyer/Planner

Kelly Services
Hatfield, PA 19440
**Kelly** is currently seeking an experienced **Buyer/Planner** in the **Hatfield, PA** area to help out in a short-term **temporary** assignment!

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for developing production/supply plans utilizing forecasts, availability of material and manufacturing capacity. The Buyer/Planner will identify and maintain the appropriate planning parameters in ERP systems to optimize subassembly production and raw material supply plans. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are vital to understand the root cause behind material shortages, expedites and inventory issues and then resolve the issues by implementing long term countermeasures.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Place and manage purchases orders in accordance with MRP, Kanban signals, PSI plan and related planning data.

+ Work closely with manufacturing and suppliers to prioritize, expedite and de-expedite purchase orders based on material availability, department resources, changing requirements and customer service requirements.

+ Management of inventory turn improvements, backorder reduction and coordinating activities with other Buyer/Planners and departments.

+ May support new product development process and support supply chain planning activities at the new product team level.

+ Lead quarterly Kanban resizing for assigned product group lines and production cells.

+ Lead Dynamic Material Presentations (DMP) and Kanban implementation including maintaining the Kanban Calculator which includes the calculation of the bin quantity and size, coordinating supplier requirements and daily management requirements.

+ Analyze lead times, safety stocks and lot sizes to determine resource requirements and constraints.

+ Participate in cross-functional project teams related to planning, purchasing and process improvement initiatives.

+ Manage and maintain inventory levels to the company goals at the raw, spares, and finished good levels.

+ Monitor and understand key planning parameters such as safety stocks, buffer stocks and lot sizes.

+ Lead special projects related to material planning, purchasing, system changes and inventory management.

+ Provide training and support for Material Coordinator l and ll.

+ Support site inventory 1-2 times a year and is responsible for root cause analysis of discrepancies as a result of cycle count or physical inventory.

**Education and/or Experience**

+ High school diploma or equivalent with 4+ years in materials planning, production control or master scheduling related role or a Bachelors degree with 2+ years of experience in purchasing and supplier management including lean concepts/tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, Kaizen and Problem-solving Process and understanding of production flow principles and processes.

+ Proficient in problem solving, root cause analysis, and long-term countermeasure implementation, including raw material shortages, excessive expedited freight, and inventory issues

+ 2+ years of ERP experience, preferably SAP, Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) including Pivot tables, V-Lookups, etc.

Apply today for immediate consideration!

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-15

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