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ePropelled is looking for an experienced Buyer/Planner. This position is a vital role within our strategic plan to efficiently manage our resources. An enthusiastic self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic to improve existing processes and systems is highly desired. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance immediate/long term priorities, and exceptional multitasking skills are a necessity.

Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted purchasing standards and goals, managing inventory levels and targets, and managing supply and demand within the product supply chain.

  • Plan and execute procurement of finished goods from manufacturers and suppliers
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly, and distribution of supplies and parts in order to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedule
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communications directly with the manufacturers and suppliers to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Develop and maintain a strong business relationship with domestic and international suppliers
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues
  • Maintain, monitor MRP reports; revise essential system planning data to ensure Oracle system is effectively planning future requirements
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information in Oracle ERP system
  • Proactively provide supply status and shipment tracking.
  • Coordinate with manufacturers and suppliers', assuring required legal documentation is current and accurate
  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials and supplies necessary to meet production demands.
  • Participate and contribute to weekly and monthly Sales and Operations Planning
  • process.
  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering.
  • Negotiate for best without jeopardizing best in class product and raw materials.
  • Maintain files such as maintenance records, bills of lading, and cost reports.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a Planner/Buyer
  • Associate degree or better in Business
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Supply Chain Planning experience
  • Experienced in Mechanical and Electrical commodities
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)
  • Electric motor technology experience a plus
  • Netsuite/Oracle system experience a plus (ERP, MRP)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
Employment Type
Job Location
Lowell, MA, USA
Date posted
October 13, 2021
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Position: Buyer/Planner

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