at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/23/2019

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to perform and manage the buying/planning functions for actuator products.  Duties include responsibility for material replenishment process management, inventory management, and job planning activities to support 100% on-time delivery and cost goals. 



Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 


• Place purchase orders for materials and confirm delivery with suppliers, expedite material as needed

• Lead Lean Materials process improvement initiatives

• Drive inventory reduction and cost savings through DBS tools and supplier negotiations

• Coordinate schedules with outside suppliers and internal operations

• Work closely with Internal Customers to prioritize production schedule and backlog

• Serve as internal interface between Customer Service and operations

• Monitor Kanban & MRP Ordering system, resize to current demand patterns

• Support in the Selection, management and development of material supply base

• Drive inventory reduction, cost savings and OTD

• Resolve Invoice Matching Accounts Payable issues as required

• Support Customer Service, Product Managers and Engineering as required

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.


• Minimum 2+ years experience purchasing and/or production planning in a manufacturing Environment.

• Strong technical background, combination of education and work experience.

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong computer skills, a high degree of Microsoft Excel knowledge is required

• Good organizational skills and problem solving abilities

• Ability to analyze data, form strategic plans and execute at the tactical level

• MRP experience, Oracle software is preferred

• Understanding of concepts in a Lean Manufacturing Environment and Kanban

• US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Green Card holder

• Ability to rotate or openness to relocation



• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field with 2+ years planning or purchasing experience

• Ability to read Blue Prints

• Change Agent, demonstrated ability to drive process improvements


EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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