Randstad Inventory Planner in Akron, Ohio

Inventory Planner


Akron, OH


US$ 45,000 - US$ 50,000 per year

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Randstad USA Manufacturing & Logistics

Description1st shift Inventory Planner paying 45k-50k a year with bonus potential.

The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for planning/purchasing/distribution of finished goods inventory and component materials in accordance with company strategy and market requirements. The Planner will work as a key member of a Supply Chain Team with the overall goal of being a value-added business unit within the company.

Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Business Management or Supply Chain Management and 1-2 years of Supply Chain Planning experience; or 2-3 years of experience in an operational role with responsibilities in planning, budgeting, or forecasting. Candidate must be willing to seek additional training as needed.

- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

- Proficient in Microsoft Power Point and Word

- Strong analytical skills & reporting

- Experience in MRP and or DRP required

- Effective verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent attention to detail

- Ability to multi-task - required

- Team player with problem solving skills

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Planning experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred

- Ability to speak/write in Spanish - preferred

- Experience using Infor M3 - preferred

Working hours: 8am-5pm


- Planning, preparing, and executing Purchase Orders and Distribution Orders or inventory purchased/transferred from multiple internal & external suppliers

- Manage inventory levels at the item level across the distribution centers within the United States, Canada and Mexico

- Proactively work cross-functionally with the Central Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service Business Units on forecasting market trends, customer requirements, and phase-in/phase-out projects

- Manage inventory in line with Fiscal Budget and Latest Estimate Forecasts

- Analysis of business trends, change in customer-level demand, and market/product segment targets will drive replenishment planning for the North American Distribution Network

- Participate/Co-Lead the S&OP Process with Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Operations & R&D teams on business trends & change in demand process.

- Manage Planning Parameters in ERP system, including: safety stock levels, forecasts and supply lead-time

- Manage Pricing Parameters in ERP system, including: Price Agreements, working with Finance on the rolling of costs and analysis of PPV issues.

- Execute & Communicate Purchase Orders with vendors

- Working in conjunction with Transportation Department, Obtain expedited freight quotes/following air freight policy approval process. Follow & distribute Shipping Instructions to meet Freight model targets.

- Communicate with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule

- Monitor and improve supplier performance metrics including quality, lead time, price and on time delivery

- Identify strategies and present proposals aimed at reducing excess inventories, increasing product quality, and decreasing costs

-Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

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