CAREERS & JOB OPENINGS

Autoquip Automation is currently seeking quality candidates to fill valuable roles within our growing company. If you are interested in any of our job opportunities, please send your resume to dana.prochnow@aqautomation.com or contact us for more information.

Current Job Openings:

Procurement Buyer/Planner

Overview: 

The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule and to ensure production timelines meet the overall project schedule. Will need to act as a liaison between Project Management and Operations.  Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, actively scheduling and prioritizing production requirements, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required.

 

Job Duties:

  • Actively schedule orders through shop manually until ERP implemented and would then manage ERP scheduling.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required to meet quick demand and turnaround times.
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems, and active management/closure of “completed” PO’s.
  • Manage vendor relationships with focus on cost savings and optimizing purchasing power.
  • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes.
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times.
  • Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development.
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers.
  • Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned.
  • Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (min/max, lead time, safety stocks).
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options.
  • Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures.

 

Education Experience and Key Attributes:

  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics – Preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role working in fabrication or manufacturing
  • Knowledge of forecasting, MRP, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines
  • Proficient with MS Office suite – advanced skills with MS Excel
  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills
  • Able to influence others & manage conflict
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
  • Extremely high standards of excellence
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods
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