Buyer Planner

North Haven
Oct 05, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Planner/Buyer for a Manufacturing company in North Haven, this position is located in North Haven and it's a direct hire with an excellent benefit package! The salary is 60k. If you would like to apply to this position, please email me your resume

This role will oversee the Demand Planning (forecasting, plant floor and inventory requirements process. This is a hands-on position responsible for developing and executing Demand Plan and inventory plans that will enable the company to meet sales and service objectives. Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, and customer support teams is paramount to achieve these sales and service objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Designing and generating weekly and monthly statistical forecast reports
- Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach
- Relating and measuring the impact of forecast accuracy
- Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
- Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
- Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel:

Working hours: 8am-5pm

Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and inventory levels).
- Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets using Deacom.
- Make recommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends.
- Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings with marketing and sales team, reviewing recommended sales forecasts and inventory goals (emphasis on new product introduction, and promotions).
- Manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management.
- Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets).
- Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future
- Proactively facilitating, re-engineering, best practices & consensus between functional experts (Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Finance, and IT)
- Determine demand for each period.
- Determine capacity against demand for each period.
- Develop alternative plans and compute the cost for each.
- Balance capacity and demand in such a way that costs are minimized.
Production Scheduling

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