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Master Production Scheduler

Position Summary

Responsible for planning and scheduling workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.  Making sure each operation meets shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.

Responsibilities

• Analyzes production specification and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools and human resource requirements.

• Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering.

 • Prepares defined work packages, including detailed instructions, drawings, bills of material, references, inspection requirements, etc. to initiate and control production work.

• Schedules, expedites, and coordinates the delivery and movement of critical material, including material transfers and conditional material releases.

• Coordinates and expedites the placement of purchase orders and/or delivery of material.

• May prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools and equipment.

• Prepares production reports.

• Ensures all parties are fully cognizant of production status, and that work planning and execution objectives are integrated and communicated.

• Resolves problems utilizing acquired knowledge and analytical abilities.

• Assist with inventory control.

Education/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • 3 – 5 years production scheduling experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • 3 to 5 years of experience within an MRP/ERP environment.
  • High level of competency with MS applications – Excel, Word, Outlook.  Excellent planning and organizational skills, and communication and interpersonal skills.

Please send resumes to:

Ron Henderson, PHR | Human Resources Business Partner | Paladin Attachments | IES, LLC

820 Glaser Pkwy Akron, OH 44306 | rhenderson@paladinattachments.com

800.428.2538 Ext.16941 | 734-996-8064 (fax) | www.paladinattachments.com

 

Posted 4/17/17

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Technicote

Job Description

 

Planner/Scheduler/Buyer

Plant Level Position with responsibilities for the day to day planning, scheduling and purchasing of all manufacturing operations at our Cuyahoga Falls location. 

REPORT: Directly reports to the Planning Manager (Supervisor), Indirectly Reports to the Purchasing Manager and Plant Manager.

WORKS WITH: Directly works with Purchasing, Customer Service, Technical and the Plant Manager.  Indirectly works with Sales/Marketing and Accounting.     

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedules Planning Holds in System.
  • Runs and works with the Material Planning Workbench, APS and all other Planning and Purchasing tools in the ERP System.
  • Creates and validates Raw Material Purchase Orders.
  • Updates System Safety Stock Levels.
  • Defines Resources for BOM’s.
  • Expedites Jobs/Orders as needed.  Works with Customer Service to improve Customer ship date.
  • Schedules (finite) all manufacturing equipment.
  • Follows all company and local work rules, safety rules and policies
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to Multi-Task and to not become overwhelmed.
  • Professional, Organized, Diligent and a Logical Thinker.
  • Proficient in Excel and 10 Key.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated in the context of the interview process.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with multiple levels of organization from production floor the management. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

·         Associate or Bachelor Degree in business or supply chain, preferred. 

·         3-5 years in planning, scheduling and purchasing in a related industry.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, reach, bend, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds. Steel Toed Shoes and Safety Glasses are required at times.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as reading handwritten and or typed material and having the ability to stay focused.

 

Please send resumes to:

 cavlenti@technicote.com

Posted 8/23/16

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Job Title:  Supply Chain Manager

Summary:

Seeking an experienced, self-motivated Supply Chain Manager to join the Brecksville, OH leadership team. The Supply Chain Manager partners with division leaders, leads a team responsible for planning, procurement and logistics of all materials and equipment, and acts as a supply chain subject matter expert and division IT Coordinator.

 

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and deliver on established Supply Chain Management objectives in alignment with organization goals.
  • Lead and hold team accountable for delivery of performance and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Manage and implement Supply Chain Management procedures and systems, i.e. procurement, planning and production control, ensuring compliance with shipping schedules and conformance with customer requirements. Identify and implement corrective actions that resolve problems and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Identify, analyze and select suppliers based on price, delivery, and quality. Negotiate contracts and develop measurements to monitor and take appropriate action that ensures the organization and its suppliers achieve expected performance related to cost, on time delivery, quality, and service. Report on and take action to improve supplier performance and ensure non-conforming product issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Manage and implement improvements for planning, scheduling, releasing, and tracking the workflow from Engineering and Inside Sales through the production operation.
  • Manage Brecksville’s IT process for operating, maintaining and recovering IT systems and services, including: Proactively supporting the user base; Gathering and analyzing feedback for governance; Procuring and deploying IT systems and services; and reporting concerns to IT Management.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and overall organization of department work areas. Actively participates in leading a safety-minded culture.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of ten (10) years operations and/or manufacturing/engineering experience.
  • A proven track record of implementing and successfully executing strategies to build and sustain a high performance work environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness with experience leading, supervising and training others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to communicate and engage personnel at all levels of the organization. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, personnel, customers and other professionals.
  • Able to apply Emotional Intelligence (EI) to effectively challenge the status quo and act with a sense of urgency to drive results. Must be an effective change leader, able to balance consistency with flexibility and willing to change ideas when presented with new information.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to think strategically with demonstrated accomplishments.
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed customer service requirements.
  • Impeccable integrity
  • Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and/or Six Sigma training preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of production flow, inventory flow, and documentation procedures.
  • Works well under pressure and able to prioritize and manage time effectively to deliver expectations on time. 
  • Excellent computer skills with an emphasis in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

 

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in engineering or related discipline.  MBA or advanced degree preferred.

Interested professionals can contact the recruiter:

Holly C. Weber
Senior Account Manager
Global Talent Resources Corporation
PO Box 2574
North Canton, Ohio 44720
330/453-8000 - Office
330/267-0536 - Direct

hweber@gtrcorp.com
www.gtrcorp.com

 

Posted 2/8/16

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Job Title:  Supply Chain Lead

 

Job Duties:

  • Using SOP  process & ERP Development
  • Developing Publication Reports, use SAP tools to monitor start and completion dates.
  • Maintain inventory control ISO procedures
  • Provide backup production scheduling.

Experience:

  • Must understand customers needs and meet those needs.
  • Experience with Leading Inventory Management.

Location:

  • Within 25 miles driving of Akron

 

Position listed by Davis Personnel, an employment agency.  Placement fees are paid to the employment agency by the company. 

Steve Davis

Davis Personnel

330-836-9343

sdavis@neo.rr.com

 

Posted 1/26/16

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Job Title: Demand Planner

Req# 2015-183

Company: JTEKT NORTH AMERICA, Canton Ohio facility

 

Summary/Purpose This position exists to generate a total demand plan for the North American plants and Purchase Planning Group, for use in Capacity and Material planning and Master Scheduling.  This demand plan is the basis of the S&OP process.   The demand plan is also the basis for the 5 year Business plan.  This position also is responsible for resolving any demand plan/ order book issues for their respective markets and plants. 

 

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

Complete a valid Demand Plan for assigned products

Insure Demand Plan is accurately loaded into Demantra module of Oracle

Monitor orderbook and EDI transmissions to detect trends and errors

Participates in  (and may lead) continual Improvement projects for Demand planning and other cross functional areas

Addresses and resolves day to day demand plan questions from Sales, Marketing, Customer Service   and/or  mfg plants

Implement projects and process improvements aimed at improving forecast accuracy by 5% annually

Participate as an integral member of the S&OP process, insuring accuracy of Demand and order book data

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be results oriented with a strong attention to detail

Able to interface with all levels of management

Prior Supply Chain  or Sales Forecasting experience preferred; Demantra experience highly desirable

• Computer literate in Excel, Word, Access,  PowerPoint

Education and Experience:

• B/S or B/A in Business, Sales, or Marketing. CPIM preferred but not required.

 

For additional information or to submit a resume for consideration, please contact:

Rhonda Miller, Corporate Recruiter

rhonda.miller@jtekt.com

 

Posted 1/17/16

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Job Title:                      Master Scheduler

Reports to:                   Director of Supply Chain

Department:                 Supply Chain

Company:                    Nook Industries

FLSA Status:               Exempt

 

Job Summary:

 Supervises and provides leadership for the planners and schedulers.  Facilitates the flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between departments and/or external suppliers.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the day to day activities of the production planners and schedulers. 
  • Provides feedback and direction to the planners and schedulers to provide the shop floor with an attainable and executable schedule.
  • Prepare goals and objectives for direct reports and conduct “one on one” sessions to track progress of current projects during the year.
  • Write and perform annual performance reviews in Successfactors.com. 
  • Reviews production schedules and related information and confers with department supervisors to determine material requirements to identify overdue materials and to track material.
  • Establishes priorities for specific customer orders.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide information on changes in delivery dates to the customer.
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to departments, according to job order priorities and material availability.
  • Computes amount of material required to complete job orders.
  • Compiles and maintains manual or computerized records such as material inventory, in process production reports, and status and location of materials.
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedules.
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses 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.
  • Revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.
  • Expedites deliveries of materials and parts needed to complete production orders.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or equivalent experience.       

Experience:   Three to five years experience, Supervisory experience desired.

Specific Skills:  Planning/organizing, business acumen, interpersonal skills (both written and verbal), analytical, problem solving/decision making, customer service.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc:     knowledge of MS Access Database software; Vantage / ERP Systems Manufacturing software; APICS certification (CPIM) MS Project Management software; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide direction and supervision to production planners and schedulers

 

Working Conditions/ Physical Demands:

Normal office working environment.  Occasional walking to production floor.

Typical Production Environment.  Exposure to paint fumes, solvents, oil and grease throughout the

production floor. Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.

 

Interfaces:

InternalDaily communication with internal customers (staff) to share information about customers,

sales orders, schedules, and capacity.

External:  Daily communication with vendors to discuss expediting issues.

 

Success Factors:

Ability to multitask.

 

Interested parties may contact:

Kim Scott • Corporate Recruiter

4950 East 49th Street, Cleveland, OH 44125

216.271.7900 x332 

kscott@nookind.com

www.nookindustries.com

 

Posted 11/30/15

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Job Description Title: Supply Chain Planning Manager

Location: West of Canton, OH

Ref No: 856

  

We are currently working with a global manufacturing organization that grew 25% over the past 2 years and is forecasted to grow another 10%+ in 2016.  In order to improve upon customer service levels during this time of growth, they are looking to add a Supply Chain Planning Manager to the organization.


Position Description:
 

  • Supply Chain Planning Manager reporting to the Plant Manager ;
  • Design, implement and manage the production scheduling process across 3 production lines;
  • Identify and resolve imbalances between Supply and Demand;
  • Manage the supply chain from placement of purchase- or production orders to goods receipt, ensuring product is available to meet customer demand;
  • Protect the financial performance of the strategic business unit by identifying potential supply chain issues;
  • Drive the necessary process improvements to increase service levels.

 Background Required:

  • Highly energetic individual with at least 5 years of production planning, capacity planning, operations planning or master scheduling experience – preferably in a discrete manufacturing environment;
  • Effective use of MRP software;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  • French- or Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required;
  • Proven track record of success in similar role.

 

Miscellaneous: 

  • Compensation commensurate with experience;
  • Full benefit package including medical, and dental
  • Renter’s Relocation Available;
  • Sorry, but no Visa sponsorship available.

 

To be considered for this role, please apply here  or visit  http://www.lifeworksearch.com/index.php

LifeWork Search

519 American Legion Hwy., Suite 12

Westport, MA 02790

(508) 636-4650

(206) 339-2794 – Fax

kelly@lifeworksearch.com

 

Posted 11/30/15

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Job Title: Global Demand Planner

Company: Wild Republic   

Reports To: Director Manufacturing Development & IT

Department: Planning                         

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

As a member of the global planning team, the global demand planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products in the U.S. and abroad. The global demand planner is responsible for basic forecast modeling and is accountable for developing, coordinating, and aligning volume and revenue forecasts for assigned global businesses and channels, ensuring that sales forecasts are visible, planned and supported through the supply chain, delivering customer satisfaction and improving inventory and working capital year over year. This position will interface with product development, sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources from all Global regions.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

§  Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.

§  Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

§  Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

§  Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Product Development, Sales, Marketing, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts via appropriate demand drivers

§  Use and maintain our ERP software as the primary forecasting system tool.

§  Provide input to the organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education: BA/BS college degree or its equivalent.

Skills/Experience: 2+ years of experience in the industry is preferred. High proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel required. This position also requires strong analytical, organizational, decision-making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills and good facilitation skills are also essential to effectively interact with global teams, areas, and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Experience with database software such as Microsoft Access would be beneficial for this role but not required.

Licenses/Certificates: Understanding of SIOP principles and practices. APICS, IBF, or other forecasting Certification preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements:

This position requires sitting for extended periods of time, occasionally standing and walking, and lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds. The position also requires manual dexterity and normal or corrected vision to operate a computer in the course of work.

 

Interested parties may view full job details and apply online at: https://www.wildrepublic.com/en/global-demand-planner.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

 

Posted 9/21/15

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MRP PLANNER

  

WALTCO Lift Corp, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic liftgates, is seeking a full-time MRP Planner for our Tallmadge, Ohio facility.

 

This position is responsible for directing and coordinating activities involving planning the flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between sections or departments, and in procuring raw materials and component parts, as well as expediting orders to ensure on time delivery.  Will also be responsible for inventory management and MRO purchasing.  Operates in LN system with special focus on MRP.

 

Requirements include:

  • Experience in LN, or equivalent MRP system critical
  • Requires 3+ years experience in production, inventory control, and scheduling in an MRP environment, as well as experience in extensive bills of material and routing
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory management strategies
  • Evaluating product capacities and managing numerous work centers
  • Directing and coordinating activities involving scheduling or planning detailed engineered products
  • Expediting flow of materials, parts, and assemblies
  • Conducts root cause analysis regularly and institutes corrective measures
  • Team player with strong work ethics capable of supporting the manufacturing team to meet on-time deliveries of finished products.
  • Must be experienced in a lean manufacturing setting and be able to manage Kanban systems
  • Excellent computer skills are mandatory
  • Carries out responsibilities in a consistent, mature, and professional manner at all times
  • Associates Degree and 3 years of comparable experience preferred 

 

We offer a competitive wage along with an excellent comprehensive benefit package. Local candidates only.  Please forward a resume with salary history to Waltco Human Resources at careers@WALTCO.com

 

EOE

 

Posted 9/2/15

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Position:   Head of Production Planning & Inventory Control

Company: $60M metal products manufacturing company

Location:  Northern IL

Our client manufactures metal parts that go into automotive, off road vehicle and other rolling stock assemblies with a sector concentration in automotive.  The company is well managed and profitable as the result of a new management team being brought in over the past 18 months and many operational issues that had been neglected being rectified.

The business is positioned for growth, diversification and increased profits, but a few issues remain to be corrected, chiefly improving the performance in the areas of production planning, delivery and inventory control.

The company has a legacy MRP system that, although installed, has never been fully implemented resulting in excess raw material inventory and lower that optimal efficiency in production scheduling. Before embarking on more aggressive growth plans management wishes to have the scheduling and ordering issues corrected and to that end is seeking a production planning and inventory control leader to take charge of those areas, get the system fully implemented and operating to improve on-time-delivery and reduce the raw material inventory for better capital management. The specific title for the position will be determined by the background of the individual selected.

It is envisioned that the ideal candidate has around 10 +/- years of experience with a steady record of advancement and has worked for 2 or 3 companies so that he/she has seen multiple successful systems and environments and knows what “good” looks like in this area.

He/she must be highly detail oriented and have outstanding people management talent and skills.

It is important that the candidate be eager to meet challenges, solve problems and drive positive change by a combination of subject-matter expertise and leadership ability.

This individual will also possess a rare combination of urgency in getting things done and patience to develop individuals who report to him/her Desired qualifications include Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) from four-year college or university, ideally APICS CPIM certification and 7 + years of professional progressive related experience in manufacturing including MRP experience.

contact:  Wayne Sills,  wayne@sillsassociates.com  630-293-9437

Posted 9/2/15

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Position: Senior Buyer

Company: Overhead Door

Location: Baltic, Ohio

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Fulfillment

  • Interpret, analyze, and respond to raw material requirements via MRP messages, horizontal view and Kanban reports. Place, follow up, and expedite purchase orders to secure on time delivery of purchased materials or outside process services to ensure material availability to meet scheduled production.
  • Maintain item attributes including: sourcing rules, lead times, lot order multiples, minimum order quantities, volume discounts, etc. to ensure the Material Planning function is evaluating timely and accurate information when creating and maintaining customer commitments and production schedules.
  • Interface with Material Planning and Manufacturing to communicate anticipated dates of receipt, and to respond to unanticipated urgent needs.
  • Interface with other functional departments to facilitate resolution of valid vendor issues.
  • Interface with Commodity Managers concerning Vendor performance, pricing issues, delivery issues and any other pertinent information that requires cross functional strategies within Supply Chain.

Inventory Management

  • For each item number assigned, evaluate demand and supply characteristics and create a Plan for Every Part which ensures consistently high service levels (material availability) while also ensuring that the level of inventory carried is not excessive.
  • Working with other functional departments and with vendors, develop action plans to reduce excess and obsolete inventory while avoiding scrap charges by finding alternate uses for said materials.
  • Ensure that open Purchase Orders are routinely monitored and closed as appropriate.

Cost Management

  • Ensure that materials and services sourced represent the best possible value on a Total Cost of Ownership basis.
  • Develop and execute plans and exploit opportunities to reduce costs and avoid increases in costs.
  • Work cross-functionally and with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement in terms of quality, delivery and cost.


Experience and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPM or CPIM certification preferred.
  • 4 to 6 years of Procurement & or Planning/ Scheduling experience in a low mix/high volume manufacturing environment.

Skills:

  • Strong organizational and planning, presentation, negotiation (internal and external), relationship building.
  • ERP/MRP interpretation, along with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Blueprint reading and interpretation.
  • Analytical and decision making.
  • Cost structure analysis.
  • Effective time and work management.

Knowledge

  • Communication protocols and media.
  • Cost accounting and cost estimating fundamentals.
  • Materials and inventory management lean practices.

Key Success Behavior/Character Traits

  • Organized, analytical, creative, professional, self-starter, team player, persuasive.
  • Ability to work effectively across functions.
  • Ability to push through barriers and resolve issues.
  • Strong sense of urgency and dedication to manufacturing uptime

https://careers-overheaddoor.icims.com/

 

Posted 1/28/15

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Position:  Buyer

Location: Barberton, OH

Company: Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W)

 

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is a leading international provider of clean energy products and services with more than 10,000 employees around the world. We’re known for our technology and record of innovation, for our history in solving complex problems, and for our expertise in both the commercial and government sectors. B&W’s strength comes from its people, and we’re committed to recruiting, rewarding and retaining the best minds in the business.

We’re current looking for a Buyer for our Barberton, OH location.

Purchase assigned commodities and services (a wide variety of standard and special items) to proper specifications for function intended, from the best qualified supplier, assuring maximum return (lowest cost, highest quality, on-time delivery, etc.) for each dollar spent is obtained; all within ethical purchasing practices and Company policy. Purchase Order value limits commensurate with Buyer level and as outlined in B&W Administrative Procedures Policy.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Review purchase requisitions to assure scope is properly specified as to description and/or use.
• Establish qualified suppliers and obtain competitive quotations.
• Analyze proposals to determine best proposition and negotiate any questionable items with successful supplier, prior to placement of purchase order.
• Ensure required deliveries are maintained. Expediting responsibilities will be delineated by the Purchasing Manager.
• Provide ongoing purchasing contract administration including revision management, warranty claim resolution, discrepancies settlement, etc. as required during the life of the contract.
• Understand and insure compliance with applicable procurement codes and regulations.
• Primary contact with supplier. Handle all requests for proposals, descriptive literature, visits of supplier representatives, visits to plants, etc., involving our suppliers. Arrange and participate in meetings between suppliers and other departments.
• Maintain list of suppliers and suppliers’ personnel for each commodity, together with necessary catalog, pricing information and historical order data.
• Develop knowledge of assigned commodities (technical, how and where used, etc.). Commodity responsibilities may include standard, repetitive items as well as increasingly complex materials and products. Commodities assigned are of the most complex nature
• Visit suppliers’ plants as required for the purpose of keeping current on capabilities and meeting management personnel.
• Maintain an ongoing value analysis effort including participation and origination of cost saving projects.
• Conduct surveys and market studies to determine price levels, trends, business activity and availability of commodities.
• Maintain internal interfaces with requisitioners, engineering, and shop personnel.
• As appropriate, manage transition of project requirements, effecting the procurement execution plan, from proposal phase to contract phase consistent with the as-sold requirements.
• As appropriate and in conjunction with Legal and Project Management, develop project-specific terms and conditions to be included in project purchase orders

Job Qualifications / Requirements *

Strongly prefer Bachelors degree in Engineering or Business and should possess 5 years experience in a buyer role. Experience should be in the procurement of commodities and services and performed in a responsible and ethical manner. Experience with insisting vendors products and services meet exacting standards is essential. .

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

 

Bill Baum

The Babcock & Wilcox Company

Talent Acquisition

13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Suite 700

Charlotte, NC, 28277

980-365-4555 (office)

704-625-4910 (fax)

wsbaum@babcock.com

Posted 1/22/15

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Position: Direct Materials Planner

Company:  Maxion Wheels

Location:  Akron, Ohio

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible for control of goods and services to include equipment, parts and supplies. Review and approve requisitions and purchase orders, negotiate with suppliers, and to establish terms and conditions governing purchases.

 

CLIMATE

Works in a fast paced environment where timeliness and deadlines need to be achieved on a daily basis with minimal supervision.  Must adhere to good purchasing principles and have good judgment, stability, accuracy, and solid ethical business standards.

 

DUTIES

STANDARDS

Manage Raw, WIP/FG inventory levels.

 

Monitor and manage inventory levels with use of MRP system, Kanban, etc. with the expectation that scheduling of production is optimized.

Forecast, schedule delivery and maintain records of material receipts.  Monthly inventory forecasts.

Prepare annual/monthly forecasts and schedule all incoming direct material for both commercial and military lines.  Track incoming receipts and check /resolve discrepancies. 

Manage vendor relations and contracts.

Communicate daily with supplier. Conduct supplier audits as needed. Work in conjunction with corporate commodity manager on annual contracts with suppliers.

 

Review and approve requisitions and P.O.’s

Review and approve all direct and in-direct requisitions and purchase orders.

FORD DDL/CMMS3.

Review daily all applicable FORD DDL/CMMS3 screens and resolve any supplier/customer disputes.

Tiered Safety Audits, Continuous Improvements, Scrap Disposition, RCCP, Corporate Steel/Scrap Usage Projects and Reports.

Perform and report out regularly all monthly/daily safety audits, scrap tracking, RCCP, Steel and Scrap reports.

                        

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

 Skills

  • Analytical
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self motivated
  • Self directed

 Knowledge

  • Strong computer skills
  • FORD DDL/CMMS3 preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years minimum purchasing/material control experience

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office environment with no undue exposure to noise, odors, dust, drafts, etc.
  • Possible repetitive keyboard work
  • Sustained visual concentration on monitors, screens, or worksheets
  • Overnight travel is minimal, less than 5%

Resumes can be emailed to Mark.Reischman@maxionwheels.com 

 

Posted 12/03/14

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SENIOR PURCHASER

MAC Trailer, the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom trailers, with 3 locations in Ohio (Alliance, Salem and Kent) is looking for a Senior Purchasing Agent. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in the area of manufacturing procurement. The duties of this position would include, negotiating favorable terms, discounts, and contracts with suppliers. Preparing and processing requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies. This job seeker must have the ability to establish key relationships with suppliers, to ensure that the volume and quality of materials are aligned to meet the needs of a growing company.

Ability to identify and qualify new vendors. Negotiate supply agreements, assist in developing systems that maintain sufficient levels of stock, and review inventory levels.

Knowledge of computer systems, ability to read blue prints, and schematics, and work with all levels of management, vendors, the engineering department, and co-workers. Superior oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge and experience of machining and assembly techniques. Strong MRP skills are a necessity to succeed in this position. Lean Manufacturing experience will be a great benefit. This position will be part of a team, and the candidate must be able to work well in a team environment contributing to the success of the department and company goals.

College degree preferred. Certifications in Procurement desirable.

 

MAC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Competitive wage and benefit package.

 

Resumes can be sent to msullivan@mactrailer.com

 

Posted 12/01/14

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Procurement Manager for Sikorsky Global Helicopters/UTC in Coatesville, PA.  

This position has responsibility for leading a 45 person department who are engaged in planning, organizing and execution of global strategic sourcing and tactical procurement activities for direct and indirect commodities.   The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating the strategic development of suppliers (incorporating performance metrics) and providing advice to stakeholders on all matters pertaining to best sourcing practices.  This bonus eligible position (target 12%) comes with a competitive compensation package including relocation. 

 

REGULAR ASSIGNED DUTIES AND REQUIRED PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

The incumbent will oversee and direct the planning, organizing, and execution of global strategic sourcing and tactical procurement activities for direct and indirect commodities within the guidelines and goals of the Company. Coordinate the strategic development of suppliers (incorporating performance monitoring metrics) and provide advice to stakeholders on all matters relating to best practice sourcing.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

•           Directs the Purchasing Department in maintaining and improving all materials and

            material measurements, including but not limited to: price, quality, delivery, lead times,

            terms, and turns; leads department efforts in researching new vendors and materials

            globally to maintain competitive product margins and enhance profitability

•           Drives standardization of processes and procedures, transaction methods with suppliers,

            to include supplier selection processes / ongoing supplier management, data collection,

            negotiation, performance improvement, cost reduction and communication strategies.

•           Participates in aircraft build and completions planning processes to assure timely acquisition

            of materials to support Operations

•           Works closely with Operations management to report daily procurement activity status

            and define priorities in order to meet production schedules.

•           Directs negotiation efforts on purchase agreements and vendor contracts with a bias

            for achievement of quality, delivery, cost containment and process improvement.

•           Develops and maintains systematic, analytical and results-based method for monitoring

            supplier's performance and communicates these results to the suppliers and end users.

            Provides timely and actionable information for corrective actions to be taken where necessary to both

            the supplier and end users.

•           Manages and influences senior management on the role of global sourcing and procurement

            and gains alignment between sourcing and internal business partners on sourcing strategy.

•           Prepares and monitors the budget, staffing and business/operational results of the

            purchasing organization.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:

 

•           Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Supply Chain Management or

            Business preferred

•           8-10 years of experience in a professional purchasing role, with at least 3-5 years in a 

            managerial/supervision position supervising at least 30-40 employees and managing

           $500MM in total spending

•           Requires strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills in a

            high volume work environment.

•           Requires experience working with an SAP ERP system

•           Knowledge of product pricing, product costing, and financial aspects of vendor relationships

•           Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS office applications especially PowerPoint with

            the ability to learn new programs that may be job specific

•           Must have demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement /Lean efforts and cost

            reduction initiatives

•           US citizenship or permanent residents only

 

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Recruiter:

Casmer Hill

Hill Associates L.L.C.

183 Bayberry Road

Fairfield, Connecticut 06825

203-374-6838

hillassociates@optonline.net

 

Posted 11/24/14

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COMPANYKimble Manufacturing

POSITION:  Buyer II                                                                                    

DEPARTMENT:  Purchasing

REPORTS TO:  Purchasing Manager

CLASSIFICATION:    Exempt

 

General Summary

 

To procure all parts, materials and equipment necessary to support the production of the Crane Carrier and Kimble Mixer product lines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Negotiates with suppliers for pricing/terms.
  • Executes purchase orders.
  • Expedites orders to meet production requirements.
  • Sources parts, material, equipment and facility supplies.
  • Initiates and issues purchase orders.
  • Monitors inventory.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

 

Education

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with five years of purchasing or 10 years equivalent purchasing experience

 

Training Requirements

 

  • Strong computer skills with MS Office.
  • Strong vendor negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills a must.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to read blue prints

 

Job Knowledge Requirements

 

  • Five to ten years experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of MRP and ERP software systems.
  • MS Office
  • Knowledge of commercial truck industry a plus

Salary range:  $50,000 - 60,000

 

 

Contact:  Mary Davis, Human Resources Manager

Hines Specialty Vehicle Group | Crane Carrier Company | Kimble Manufacturing Company

mdavis@kimblemixer.com

1951 Reiser Ave SE

New Phila, OH  44663

P - 330-308-6726

F - 330-308-6775

 

Posted 10/17/14

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Sourcing Engineer

The Hygenic Corporation, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of branded healthcare and fitness products for the rehabilitation, therapy, and professional wellness markets.   Through its Performance Health portfolio of market leading products---including Thera-Band®,,  Biofreeze® , and Prossage brands--- Hygenic is the number one provider of product solutions to physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and professional massage therapists.

Job Requirements:

·       Must have both commercial and technical aptitude toward Purchasing, Qualifying and Validating products. Engineering background prefered with a Global Supply Chain understanding/background.

·       Must have a high level of initiative, business acumen, analytical and problem solving skills, good organizational habits and be results driven

·       Support New Product Development (NPD) teams with multiple products

·       Create specifications, generate drawings and inspection procedures that range from simple (low detail) to complex (high detail)

·       Researches product technical information to maintain competent knowledge of various product attributes

·       Performs value analysis accordingly to satisfy the form, fit and function requirements at the lowest total cost

·       Participates in supplier audits to determine technical abilities and support

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Management

·         Certifications preferred

·         At least 3 to 5 years in Technical Procurement

·         Demonstrated technical buying experience in a product development environment

·         Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

·         Procurement experience in a regulated industry

·         Experience with BPCS desirable


The Hygenic Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, disability, life, and 401k) with a salary commensurate with your experience. Please forward your resume with salary requirements.  We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/H

 

Contact:  jobs@hygenic.com

 

Posted 3/24/14

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Director- Sourcing and Purchasing

 

The Hygenic Corporation, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of branded healthcare and fitness products for the rehabilitation, therapy, and professional wellness markets.   Through its Performance Health portfolio of market leading products --- including the Thera-Band® Biofreeze® and Prossage brands --- Hygenic is the number one provider of product solutions to physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and professional massage therapists  Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking qualified applicants to join our Team.

 

The position will be responsible for planning and executing the strategic sourcing plan, in support of the company's growth objectives. The objectives will include costs, quality, and delivery targets as well as new product development / launches.  He / she will report to the Global Supply Chain Director.

 

Desired education:

    • B.S. degree in science or engineering field preferred, B.A. in business from an accredited university considered
    • MBA desired
    • CSCP or CPIM designation desired
    • Lean manufacturing and or six sigma green belt or higher preferred

Desired experience:

    • A minimum of ten years progressive sourcing experience including international, packaging, logistics & supply chain, strategic sourcing, cost savings / continuous improvements, and commodity functions
    • A minimum of 5 years management or leadership experience desired
    • Extensive experience working in low cost supply base regions such as Asia and/or Eastern Europe is preferred including overseas manufacturing / sourcing transfers
    • Must possess experience with driving service improvements and reduction of total cost of procurement
    • Must have a proven track record of identifying and leading cost reduction initiatives
    • Must possess strategic sourcing experience including complex contract and pricing negotiations and supplier development and relationship building
    • FDA, ISO regulated industry experience is required
    • Track record of contributing to supply chain process improvements, and / or continuous improvements
    • Demonstrated ability to drive change
    • Experience tracking, analyzing and publishing market trends on key commodities
    • OTC or pharmaceutical contract filling experience is desired

Desired  interpersonal skills:

    • Capable / comfortable working and thinking in a strategic environment
    • Must possess the ability to influence and drive internal decisions 
    • Excellent global communication (oral, written, presentation and interpersonal) and organizational skills  (clear, concise and direct)
    • Must have strong negotiation, convincing, and influencing skills
    • Exceptional integrity; operating at the highest level of ethical standard, is required
    • Ability to cope with ambiguity & complexity
    • Must possess strong listening skills
    • Must be comfortable meeting with / presenting to executives and senior management
    • Must  be results oriented
    • Must be flexible, dynamic, and proactive 
    • Must be self motivated and capable of motivating others
    • Must possess good teamwork and collaboration skills

Desired technical skills/abilities:

    • Must possess core sourcing skills including: industry analysis, negotiations, commercial agreements, competitive inquiry, supplier analysis
    • Must possess an aptitude for, and/or interest in, technical topics,
    • Must be interested in learning technical details / specification requirements of the materials / finished goods
    • Good ERP or SAP process understanding are necessary capabilities
    • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects
    • Must have strong PC software application knowledge using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
    • Must have good problem solving ability
    • Ability to manage, drive and demonstrate results financially
    • Knowledge in supply chain management
    • Must be an expert in negotiation strategies and tactics
    • Strong commercial / business acumen skills

Miscellaneous / other:

    • Must be able to travel on short notice for extended periods of time (alone)
    • Knowledge of global supply base is required

 The Hygenic Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a salary commensurate with your experience.  Please forward your resume with salary requirements.  We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/H.  We manufacture latex within our facilities.

 

Contact:  jobs@hygenic.com

 

Posted 3/24/14

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Master Scheduler

AirBorn – Akron, OH

AirBorn, a 100% employee owned electronics manufacturing company is looking for a Master Scheduler to work in our Akron, Ohio facility.

The qualified applicant will possess 10 years of experience in MRP and materials management, CPIM preferred, a Bachelors degree and 5-10 years work experience in supply chain management and business management.

We offer a competitive benefit package including an ESOP retirement account, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and competitive wages. Relocation package could be available.

SUMMARY: Responsible for producing master schedule to efficiently load assembly production areas for manufacture of industrial and commercial products.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
• Develops and reviews master production schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders through utilization of MRP.
• Plans and schedules work flow for each department and operation according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
• Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, equipment, and human resource requirements.
• Confers with production personnel to resolve problems affecting production schedules and status of assigned projects.
• Coordinates and resolves over load scheduling problems with customer service, materials and manufacturing departments.
• Receives and acts upon ADS requests from customers.
• Prepares production reports, expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Requires knowledge typically acquired through:
• Completion of a Bachelors degree from a four year college or university,
• Minimum of seven to ten years of related experience, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Requires ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and government regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals and to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers and vendors.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, drop rates, throughput, proportions and percentages.
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, and controls, and reach with arms and hands. The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and travel is limited to less than 10%.

ITAR COMPLIANCE This position requires access to or use of information which is subject to the federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines “U.S. Person” as U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., person admitted as a refugee to the U.S., person granted asylum in the U.S., or person granted the status of alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence to the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. §1160(a) (for special agricultural workers) or 8 U.S.C. §1255(a)(1) (an amnesty program).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Interested candidates should contact:

Heather G. Evans, PHR

Regional Human Resource Manager

AirBorn Inc.   |   2700 Mechanic Street   |   Lake City, PA  16423

T: (814) 774-5658 ext 4803   |   F: (814) 774-2245   |   E: evansh@airborn.com

 

Posted 2/20/14

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Position: Buyer/Inventory Analyst

CompanyAudio-Technica U.S., Inc.

Department: Operations/Purchasing

Reports to:  Mananger of Production, Planning and Pro Inventory

 

General Function:

  • Manage inventory and place purchase orders for inventory items from international and domestic suppliers.  Supports customer satisfaction while controlling expenses related to the cost of carrying inventory and maximizing inventory turns.

  • Perform inventory analysis.  Use inventory, open orders, and demand (forecast) to predict inventory and order levels.  Maintain PSI (Production, Sales, Inventory) report for order analysis.

  • Manage backorders, minimize use of air freight, and actively participate on the Supply Chain Improvement Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other departments to define and implement best practices regarding supply chain management.
  • Effectively communicate with applicable business functions concerning inventory management.
  • Uses MRP methods for review of sales and inventory activity for all assigned items.  Applies the result for placement of purchase orders.  Updates standard MRP information as necessary.
  • Participates in S&OP meetings to develop up-to-date consensus forecast for utilization in determining purchase order quantities and inventory levels to support fiscal budget projections.
  • Reviews inventory usage and orders bill of material items to support production and packaging of selected finished goods and cables.
  • Balances sufficient inventory levels against open-to-buy plan and associated inventory costs: ordering costs, transportation costs, and warehousing expenses.
  • Reviews pre-shipping advice from ATJ (parent company) and other suppliers.  Determines whether product is needed by Air or Sea shipment. 
  • Communicates directly with ATJ and other suppliers regarding purchase orders, stock availability, pricing, invoicing, shipping schedules, shipping method, past due items, quality issues, and other matters as necessary.
  • Works closely with freight forwarders to coordinate and approve cargo transportation modes, container sizes, and schedules.
  • Responsible for export order management for the Audio-Technica global companies in the UK, Germany, China, Singapore, and Japan. Includes necessary documents and follow up.
  • Reviews backorder list to determine product availability.  Provides proactive feedback to the Sales organization and adjusts schedules as necessary.
  • Works with other company suppliers in conjunction with Product Development Teams, Quality, Engineering, and Accounting as appropriate to improve the overall relationship including performance, communication, pricing, delivery, and reliability.
  • Set up and/or maintain material masters, purchasing info records, and source list for all items assigned. Update ABC classifications as needed.
  • Identify and report obsolete, surplus, or excess inventory and assist with disposition.
  • Review EMR and PCP to determine new product inventory requirements and off-sets with lead time when placing orders to ensure product arrives on time for scheduled launch. Also, considers additional demand for existing materials.
  • Compile, maintain, and evaluate queries and reports to support inventory control analysis and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Position Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 3+ years purchasing/inventory control experience.
  • Previous SAP ERP experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain metrics, including usage reporting, turns per period, valuation techniques, etc.
  • Familiar with LEAN methodologies and techniques.
  • Professional certification, such as APICS, a plus.
  • Proficient with Excel, and understanding of database query/reporting
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to expand capabilities in accordance with business changes.
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task and prioritize competing demands.

  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Interested candidates should send their resume to Karla Kakias, Director of HR, at kkakias@atus.com.

 

Posted 11/11/13

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Manufacturing Planner and Systems Administrator

A premier supplier of numbers, letters, and signs, key accessories and keys to the retail marketplace is looking for a degreed Operations/Production Planner-Scheduler.  Position is located in Northfield, Ohio.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with specific customers to identify accurate forecasts and maintaining the forecast in the ERP system to drive demand and capacity information.
  • Maintaining customers firm shipment requirements in the ERP system.
  • Firming manufacturing orders to supply the demand of the customer through the use of the integrated MRP system.
  • Maintaining manufacturing orders, as customer demand changes, production issues arise, or material substitutions are necessary to meet on time deliveries.
  • Management of work center loads, to accommodate customer on time shipments, as well as to minimize production costs and set up time reduction.
  • Continuous entry/validation of routing and BOM accuracy, and maintenance to the master files when necessary.
  • Monitoring of accurate labor and material reporting to production orders, as well as corrections to issues and facilitating instructional training for corrective action.
  • Production variance analysis, and ability to identify root cause.
  • Monitoring of inventory accuracy, while working to keep minimum inventory, without jeopardizing customer service levels.
  • Mindset of Continuous Improvement (CI) and Preventative Action (PA) with ability to work with the management team to identify these areas of opportunity for the company.
  • Working with sales to communicate potential stock outs, and special planning for forecast needs resulting from shows and special programs.
  • Coordination of PO’s for outside operations, and materials to support manufacturing.
  • Maintain costing information through cost roll ups, and maintenance of base cost master file information.  Validating costs for accuracy, as well as fixing costs from improper costs on purchase orders.
  • Demonstrate support of the quality systems.

Education and work experience preferred:

Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management

Proficiency in Excel

Some work experience in production planning (2 years), utilizing work order, MRP and forecasting systems in a manufacturing environment.  Experience in Demand Solutions a plus. 

APICS (CPIM) certification a plus

**PLEASE Respond to Lori at LAB7185@yahoo.com with resume if interested.

Posted 10/15/13

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Job Title: Master Scheduler

Company:  Steelastic Co. LLC

Department: Materials

Reports to: Materials Manager

Travel: 5% travel

Staffing reporting to position: supervises buyer/planner/scheduler positions

Position Summary:

Provide our customers with “the right product at the right time” by effectively using the company ERP package(s), maintaining and/or facilitating communication with pertinent associates within the organization and generating the requisite purchasing reports/checklists to fully support the needs of the production floor.

This role will include, but not limited to, the creation of production schedules, tracking the capacity of critical work centers, and the monitoring of the Buyer/Planner/Schedulers to insure that these functions are completed in a timely manner along with the creation of purchase order releases for raw material needed in production with ownership of raw materials as assigned.

This role will require a drive to improve quality, eliminate waste, and reduce raw material and inventory costs while demonstrating a passionate pursuit of continuous improvement throughout Steelastic/RMS.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This Position is a direct supervisory position, the Master Scheduler will be responsible for monitoring and assigning work in the Production Control area for up to five associates in accordance with the Buyer/Planner /Scheduler job description essential functions and the organization’s policies.

 

                  Responsibilities may include back fill support to the Buyer/Planner/Scheduler role (as assigned),  interviewing potential new candidates, recommendations for hiring, training associates, planning, assigning and monitoring work, recommending rewards and disciplinary action, involvement with management in addressing order concerns and through put.

Essential functions of the role:

Production Firm Scheduling Adherence 

  •  Maintenance/Implementation of a 5-10 day master schedule for assigned work centers. (20%)
    • Monitor and help resolve all material and capacity issues to achieve 95% customer on time delivery for assigned customers; Support of the Customer Service Department for daily/weekly /monthly production related issues that require additional attention (i.e. capacity, quality, etc.) to insure on time delivery.
    • Work with Quality Control Department to expedite the release of incoming and/or manufacturing materials, Quality requests and outside processing (as required). (5%)
    • Communicate order status to Customer Service as requested. (10%)

 Customer On Time Delivery

  • Measured on a monthly basis with the goal of 93% on time by assigned customers. (25%)
  • Support of the Customer Service Department for daily/weekly /monthly production related issues that require additional attention (i.e. capacity, quality, etc.) to insure on time delivery. (10%)

Total Raw Material Inventory Control

  • Identification/Implementation of Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) within the Supply base to reduce and/or eliminate all unnecessary inventories by your assigned commodities and planner codes. This will also include the creation of inventory dollar goals (for your group) to insure that inventory targets are met. (15%)

Supplier On Time Delivery

  • Understanding, Maintenance and Optimization of Supplier On Time Delivery, with the direct attention to achieving an overall score of 93-97 for all suppliers graded. This will include, but not limited to, the optimization of the production order process, inventory reduction programs (EOQ, Lot Sizing, kanban systems, etc.)  (15%)

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Academic/Credentials/Certifications: 

Bachelor’s degree (BSBA preferred)

 

Experience: 

5-7 years Production Planning experience in a progress materials management structure; or equivalent related experience or training.  Minimum 2 years of Supervisory experience. 

 

Specialized skills/technical knowledge:

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer and keyboarding skills required.  Functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, (or equivalent), highly desired.  Previous exposure and experience with automated MRP inventory control systems (Oracle ERP preferred) strongly recommended.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

 MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals     of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Contact: 

Michael A. Bonus   Materials Manager, Steelastic Company, Akron, Ohio 44130 (330) 564-1513 mbonus@steelastic.com

 

Posted 10/1/13

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Job Title:   Product Planner

 

Job Purpose:

 

To forecast, plan and schedule assigned products to meet Customer needs in the most timely and efficient manner.   Meet customer service level objectives and planned inventory objectives.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Forecasting
    • Maintain a working knowledge of forecasting methods and processes.  Learn any new system enhancements provided in the forecasting system and recommended improvements.
    • Ensure system is maintained and all exceptions are analyzed.  Perform supply and demand analysis and incorporate into the forecast.  Generate reports and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Communicate with marketing to refine and improve data to accurately forecast product.
  • Planning
    • Plan all purchased and manufactured parts utilizing the best ordering approach.  EOQ, min/max, fixed days, Kanban, MRP, etc.
    • Ensure accurate planning parameters are set in planning systems.
    • Schedule manufacturing orders and ensure customer requirements are met.
    • Give work direction and prioritize schedules on the shop floor.
    • Communicate with customer service to align priorities to meet customer requirements.
    • Keep management proactively informed of manufacturing challenges and issues (capacity, machine down time, and fluctuations in resources).
    • Plan capacity of assigned area and sub-contract work if necessary.
    • Ability to identify opportunities to balance capacity between both machining and assembly resources.
    • Negotiate with internal cross functional teams on capacity utilization and sourcing.
    • Utilize the MRP system to create the buying plan, regulate safety stocks, recommend expedites and de-expedites in order to meet demand while maintaining optimum inventory levels.
    • Work with other departments to attain optimum assembly and machine capacity utilization.
  • Purchasing
    • Plan and execute the flow of externally procured material from the supplier into the factory for assigned products ensuring inventory optimization and flow of material.
    • Ensure planning information is communicated with suppliers in a timely manner.  Phase out, delivery changes, etc.
    • Proactively communicate supply shortages to appropriate personnel.
    • Follow up with suppliers as necessary, to resolve delivery problems, cost changes, or quality issues.
    • Work with suppliers on establishing Kanban agreements to reduce inventory and lead-time.
  • Inventory
    • Manage inventory to ensure cell objectives are met and in line with company objectives.
    • Manage surplus and obsolete inventory and actively disposition inventory if required.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement inventory reduction initiatives.
  • Reporting
    • Demonstrated report generation skills and ability to prepare presentations.
  • Preproduction Planning
    • Support new product development from concept stage through successful product launch
  • Improvements
    • Define, drive, and implement process improvements and systems improvements for materials' activities.  Provide timely, accurate results to streamline and improve processes.
  • Training
    • Provide training on various material related concepts and processes to new material planners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Working towards APICS CPIM certification
  • Minimum 2 years planning experience in a manufacturing environment

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Oracle, Symix or other ERP Windows-based system experience.
  • Experience in planning product with multi-level BOM's.
  • Strong PC skills, including report generation skills (Cognos Impromptu, Office, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and lean manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Desired

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of machine types and capabilities within Graco.
  • Ability to recognize basic cost saving's opportunities and recommend to the appropriate personnel.
  • Prior experience planning for machining capacity.

 

Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

 

For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, go to www.graco.com, click on Employment, and apply online. 

 

All applicants must submit an on-line application to the specific job to be considered.

Erica Moser | Human Resources Generalist
p: 330-491-4507 | f: 330-966-3008 | emoser@graco.com

Posted 9/23/13

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MATERIALS MANAGER

 

An established closely held precision contract machining organization based in North Central, Ohio is requiring a Materials Manager.  Your position reports to the General Manager and duties will include:  

 

  • Plan, direct, and control activities relating to purchasing, production scheduling, movement and storage of materials used in the manufacturing process. 
  • Develop and install policies and procedures to assure efficient operation of areas supervised, and work with other department managers to assure efficient operation of area supervised, and works with other department managers to resolve problems affecting production schedules and delivery commitments. 
  • Responsible for operating within the scope of company policies and according to budgetary limitations. 
  • Implement a structured program of continuous improvement such as lean or six sigma and work toward Continuous Improvement of operation.
  • Direct the development of annual and monthly production and inventory plans which will optimize production and inventory costs and insure finished product availability to meet requirements generated by the Marketing Department

 

Education and Requirements

Our ideal candidate must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical area with a minimum of 10 years of experience in material management in the metalworking industry with supervisory experience in a production environment.  Must be able to work in a shop floor environment and have previous ERP implementation experience.  APICS certification is helpful. Coordinates total plant efforts with general manager and sales staff, frequent contact with customers, suppliers, and service agencies in the performance of the function, maintains a functional relationship with production and engineering staff.  The incumbent must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Project Management, and ERP.  Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively throughout the organization to achieve company goals and expected results. We are a drug free workplace. 

 

If you’re a driven, entrepreneurial, independent problem solver who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then join our team in creating the next generation that will improve manufacturing process for generations to come.

Please include Materials Manager in the subject line of your reply.  Please send resume with salary history to the recruiter at grlevar@sthrm.com  in Microsoft Word format.  No third party resumes or telephone calls.  Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruiter: Glenn R. Levar at Shared Time Human Resources Management, Inc., www.sthrm.com

 

Posted 9/23/13

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Position: Purchasing Specialist

 

Company: A global Plastics Machinery manufacturer with a wide range of high-precision all-electric injection molding machines. With over 100,000 injection molding machines installed all over the world. Highly respected for their support network, ensuring customers of sales, parts, training and service and processing assistance, and sell over 5,000 machines annually.
Together with our Japanese parent company we are one of the largest manufacturers of Injection Molding Machines in the world. We have four plants, in Japan, Germany and China with over 3,000 employees.

 

 We appreciate our employees by providing:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Family, team oriented working environment with advancement opportunities

Your unique role with the company: To provide an effective communication between the company and suppliers.  To purchase the best products for the best price in the best interest of the company. 

  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Attend meetings, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and seminars to network with people in other purchasing departments.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices. 

Community Information: Strongsville, Ohio population 44,750

  • A Suburb of Cleveland
  • Easily accessible by interstate roadways north, south, east and west. For professional sports, the arts and world class universities
  • Moderate cost of living
  • Excellent schools
  • Diverse industrial base-nearly 200 businesses are attracted to strategic this location
  • The Strongsville Recreation complex has swimming, track, weight lifting & court facilities
  • 86 acres of city parts, 10 playfields, 18 baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts.

What we are looking for in a Candidate:

  • Four year degree in Business Management or related field, or related experience
  • Must have knowledge of and able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • APICS certification desired
  • Excellent knowledge of MRP, JIT, and other purchasing and materials concepts
  • Must have a knowledge of related machining
  • Must have a working understanding and knowledge of metallurgy and raw materials
  • Must be able to read and comprehend assembly and machining drawings
  • Capability to read schematics is a plus

Recruiter:                                               KLA

110 Boggs Lane, Suite 242, Cincinnati, OH 45246

513-939-3560

kla@klaindustries.com

www.klaindustries.com

 

Posted 9/11/13

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Position: Inventory Control Specialist

Company:   Encore Industries

Encore Industries, Inc. is a leader in the paint sundry market and a growing player in packaging.  Encore operates three divisions including Encore Plastics Corporation, Midstates Plastics Corporation, and Encore Plastics Southeast, LLC.  We have five facilities in three states with a focus on continued growth.  To learn more about Encore, visit www.e-encore.com.

 

 We are looking for a professional for an Inventory Control Specialist for our Cambridge, Ohio manufacturing facility.  The ideal candidate will be hard working, of good character, self-starting, and a quick learner. 

 

Job Duties include:

  • Inventory variance investigation, root cause analysis, and reconciliation.
  • Conduct periodic physical inventories.
  • Conduct daily warehouse cycle counts.
  • Audit inventory transactions.
  • Act as a back up and provide assistance to the scheduling and work order reconciliation processes.
  • Act as a back up for bill of material and new part number creation.
  • Assist with training supervisors and employees on departmental ERP work instructions.
  • Update and maintain departmental ERP work instructions.

 

Requirements include:

  • Strong work ethic and must be a self-starter.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and Word with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with an ERP system is preferred.

 

We offer an industry competitive benefits package with pay determined based on experience and education.

 

Send Resume to cambridgeinventory@e-encore.com.

 

Encore is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace.

EOE

Posted 9/06/13

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Position: Scheduling Specialist

Company:   Encore Industries

Encore Industries, Inc. is a leader in the paint sundry market and a growing player in packaging.  Encore operates three divisions including Encore Plastics Corporation, Midstates Plastics Corporation, and Encore Plastics Southeast, LLC.  We have five facilities in three states with a focus on continued growth.  To learn more about Encore, visit www.e-encore.com.

 

We are looking for a professional for Scheduling Specialist for our Cambridge, Ohio manufacturing facility.  The ideal candidate will be hard working, of good character, self-starting, and a quick learner. 

 

Job Duties include:

  • Create work orders based on stocking levels, min/max agreements, and customer demand.
  • Work closely with customer service and warehouse personnel to advise on ship dates that cannot be met.
  • Maintain ongoing interactions with various departments including manufacturing, warehouse, purchasing, sales, and customer service regarding any issues affecting production and on-time delivery.
  • Attend and participate in daily production meetings or other related meetings to discuss current and future production schedules.
  • Track and report bill of material to work order accuracy.
  • Act as a back up and provide assistance to the inventory and work order reconciliation processes.
  • Act as a back up for bill of material and new part number creation.
  • Update and maintain departmental ERP work instructions.

  

Requirements include:

  • Strong work ethic and must be a self-starter.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and Word with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with an ERP system is preferred.

 

We offer an industry competitive benefits package with pay determined based on experience and education.

 

Send Resume to cambridgescheduling@e-encore.com.

 

Encore is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace

EOE

 

Posted 9/06/13

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Position: Material Handling Supervisor

Company:   RFD Beaufort

RFD Beaufort Inc. is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the marine and aerospace industries.  Due to tremendous growth in the U.S. military industry, we currently have the following positions available at our Sharon Center facility.

Material Handling Supervisor:

Responsible for the day to day operation of the Material Handling Team which includes:  Management of Inventory and Cycle Count Program, Implementation and Sustainment of Material Replenishment Systems and Processes, Achieving Daily Shipping Goals, Manage and Direct 3-4 employees, Ensure compliance with DOT/HAZMAT  and International Shipping Regulations.

Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in Supervision, experience with the Design and Implementation of Material Replenishment Systems, Inventory Control, MRP / ERP Systems, Lean Manufacturing concepts, shipping product via LTL and Small Parcel Service and Microsoft Office applications.

We offer a competitive salary accompanied by benefit package, including medical, dental and 401(k).  Please send your resume along with salary history to:

Attn: Human Resource Manager

RFD Beaufort Inc.
1420 Wolf Creek Trail
P.O. Box 359
Sharon Center, OH 44274-0359

http://survitec-jobs.com/vacancies/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F

Posted 8/31/13

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