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Senior Buyer/Planner

Company: Rain Bird
Location: Azusa
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


This position works closely with engineering, quality, and manufacturing groups to develop, implement, and manage supply chain commodity plans and perform supply chain strategy action items. Managerial experience meeting dynamic market driven demands, such as: on time delivery strategies and inventory turns, profit and loss understanding is a plus.


  • Coordination of outbound shipments to customers by working with the logistics group
  • Schedule local production per the master production schedule
  • Continually work to improve quality, delivery and costs through designated programs.
  • Responsible for initial set-up phase of PeopleSoft by creating BOM's, routers, transfer attributes, etc.
  • Assure that problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the Material Manager
  • Review invoices for purchased commodities as required by Accounts Payable
  • Assure that documentation is correct
  • Resolve discrepancy problems with Accounts Payable in a timely manner
  • Expertise managing high exposure projects, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in manufacturing planning capacity
  • Ability to read and understand MRP reports, stock status reports, material variance reports, assembly and machining load reports, and customer order shortage report


MINIMUM Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years' experience in purchasing, sourcing, materials management, planning and/or operations
  • Demonstrated leadership, and negotiation skills
  • Successful track record of achievements
  • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to take on new challenges,
  • Skilled in PC applications and ERP systems experience (strong digital spreadsheet skills - Excel)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Skillful managing sense of urgency
  • Team oriented individual


  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Experience working in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with engineering changes and design on NPD projects
  • ERP Oracle, PeopleSoft Manufacturing experience
  • Lean manufacturing or Lean six sigma experience
  • APICS Certifications

Keywords: Rain Bird, Azusa , Senior Buyer/Planner, Other , Azusa, California

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