Buyer Planner

Req ID:  62354
Location: 

Killarney, KY, IE

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.

 

Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary.

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Buyer / Planner performs activities such as material procurement, production planning, inventory control, outsourcing, vendor selection and distribution activities for assigned product lines. Participates cost saving project and standard cost activities.

Plans and prepares manufacturing production schedules and departmental workflows to establish sequence and lead time of each production operation to meet shipping dates according to customer orders.  Plans, schedules and monitors inbound movement of materials from suppliers, determines material requirements and coordinates the efficient movement of materials with production and project management/engineering. Negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and contracts with suppliers and prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services and supplies for customer-related business processes.

 

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a weekly Master Production Schedule, production planning reports and shipping requirements in conjunction with the Sales, Project Management/Engineering & the Production Manager.
  • Schedule customer orders in line with material availability and manned capacity and work to customer requests.
  • Action MRP, shortages, kanban requirements and requests from Project management/engineering in order to support both Killarney production and capital projects supply requirements.
  • Liaise closely with the Production Manager & Project Management/Engineering in order to support materials requirements on a daily basis.
  • Act as frontline supplier manager for the supply base related to product line. Expedite / de-expedite material as required. Micro manages intercompany and third party suppliers.  Send out supplier performance reports quarterly.
  • Organise, track and schedule delivery of raw materials in line with EHS requirements to Killarney/external provider.
  • Work with sister & third party companies to plan and meet order requirements.
  • Manage cost reduction projects to fruition on purchased items and supply chain lean initiatives.
  • Manage inventory reduction projects to reach agreed targets.
  • Support implementation of Kanban, (Co Managed Inventory), (Vendor Managed Inventory) & e-commerce initiatives on portfolio of spend.
  • Obtain quotations and lead times and manage supplier transitions to achieve agreed percentage reduction in the number of suppliers/cost to the business.
  • Manage sourcing of raw material supply to include new supplier negotiation and agreements.
  • Measure supplier performance to agreed (Key Performance Indicators) K.P.I's.
  • Manage quality issues with suppliers (and with site quality lead as required) to closure through SCAR process and co-ordinate disposition of MRB material.
  • Measure and review Purchase Price Variance weekly.
  • Approve invoices (including duty) for payment & resolve invoice queries with suppliers as they occur.
  • Hold quarterly business reviews with key suppliers.
  • Participate in cross functional teams as required by management from time to time.
  • Support yearly standard cost setting exercise.
  • Role model the Company values.
  • Travel within Ireland and abroad as required to perform the role and attend CELEROS meetings.
  • Other duties as may be required.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with the capacity to quickly adapt to unforeseen work demands.
  • Proactive and ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational skills, attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to communicate with people at different levels throughout an organization.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Effective problem solving.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative matrix environment.

 

 

Education and Experience

  • Qualified to diploma/degree level in a business or technical discipline or an appropriate combination of qualifications and work experience.
  • APICS CPIM and or IIPMM Cert/Dip qualification part of fully qualified is desirable.
  • Experience as a Buyer/ Planner in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of ERP systems.
  • Experience of WCM/JIT/TQM manufacturing philosophies and practices.
  • Advanced user experience of desktop applications like MS Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

 

 

COMPETENCIES

Adaptability:  Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Communication:  Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions.  Engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Continuous Improvement:  Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities; generating ideas and implementing solutions.

Continuous Learning:  Actively identifying new ideas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Contributing to Team Success:  Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Initiating Action:  Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Managing Work:  Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completely efficiently.

Work Standards:  Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

CELEROS VALUES

All Celeros divisions are committed to the effective use of the Celeros Values.  It is important that all employees understand and utilize these values when performing the duties of his/her position.

 

 

QUALITY

Quality encompasses all aspects of Celeros’ business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system.  All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.

 

CELEROS Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer.