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Planner - Buyer

Supply Chain Corporate Cedarburg, Wisconsin, US
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Performance Health is seeking a Planner/Buyer to join our team in Cedarburg, WI.  The Planner/Buyer is a skilled business professional. Their primary responsibility is to coordinate the planning, scheduling and demand forecasting activities for the Cedarburg Manufacturing Operations.  This position creates and maintains scheduling and planning models for this business unit. They will buy products from our Vendors and Contract Manufacturers and manage their component needs. This role will also be a member of cross functional supply chain projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duties satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages rate and parameters for the manufacturing of products (systems configuration)
  • Calculates Min/Max inventory limits (at the LC’s)
  • Analyzes supply chain for trends – monitor macro-level reports to determine health of the supply chain systems and make adjustments to reconfigure as needed
  • Identifies Service Levels and takes appropriate action to assure service level targets are achieved 
  • Monitors inventory levels and identifies excess and slow moving inventory and take appropriate action to assure inventory objectives are achieved
  • Manages vendor service levels
  • Escalates issues for resolution
  • Manages deployment – Vendor to CM; CM to LC; or DFS
  • Maintains master data accuracy and assures they are continually optimized
  • Understands, demonstrates, and contributes to improving Standard Work
  • Member of cross functional/cross supply chain projects
  • Expected to be initiator and key contributor to planning process improvements and Standard Work
  • Actively review and manage Lead Times
  • Actively review and manage all Purchase Orders
  • Manages raw material component inventory
  • Meet regularly with Marketing, Sales, Purchasing to review programs, metrics, forecasts, etc..
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field 
  • 3-5 years of experience working in planning/purchasing function
  •  Ability to analyze raw pieces of information, draw conclusions and formulate a plan to maximize resources within given constraints
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Excel, other MS Office, and MRP systems capabilities
  • Strong math skills
  • Working knowledge of process improvement tools and techniques (lean, 6 sigma etc.)
  • Good organizational, decision making and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight travel
  • APICS Certification preferred

Performance Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, and any other characteristic protected by law.

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