Buyer/Planner
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

Job Description



 

The purpose of this position is to perform and manage the buying/planning functions.  Duties include responsibility for material replenishment process management, inventory management, supplier management, customer relations and job planning activities to support 100% on-time delivery and cost goals.  The Buyer/Planner will be joining the Thomson Industries team in Wood Dale, IL.  Thomson is part of Altra (AIMC).

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: This position significantly impacts on-time delivery, quality, and cost of our product lines.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The Buyer Planner will work closely with Production Management and Operations to insure flow of materials as well as with Suppliers on delivery needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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 lean tools and supplier negotiations
• Coordinate schedules with outside suppliers and internal operations
• Work closely with Internal Customers to prioritize production schedule and backlog
• Monitor Kanban Ordering system, resize to current demand patterns
• Drive inventory reduction, cost savings and OTD
• Resolve Invoice Matching Accounts Payable issues as required
• Support Customer Service, Product Managers and Engineering as required
• Resolve and work on quality issues with the quality team and suppliers
• Drive FAI process by using lean tools like FPQP
• Other duties as assigned

 

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: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. 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 Requirements

 • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field with 2 years planning or purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment OR 8 years minimum manufacturing experience with at least 4 years planning and/or purchasing in a manufacturing environment
• Strong technical background, combination of education and work experience
• Ability to read Blue Prints
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong analytic 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
• Kanban experience, Oracle software is preferred
• Understanding of concepts in a Lean Manufacturing Environment and Kanban Supply Chains
• Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency
• Change Agent, demonstrated ability to drive process improvements
• US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Green Card holder (for ITAR compliance purposes) 

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: 

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

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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