Materials Planner / Buyer

International company has an opportunity commutable to the east of Columbia, SC at a high volume plant for a Materials Planner / Buyer.  In this capacity will be responsible for coordinating and planning the process of purchasing materials for production throughput from foreign and domestic suppliers.  Will aid in the development of policies and procedures in the areas of inventory control and procurement.  Will be responsible for backing up production scheduling , plans and forecasts the need of materials to meet customer orders.  Will play a key role in the management of inventory.  Will communicate with suppliers to ensure on time delivery and manage the delivery of appropriate quantity levels based on the increase or decrease of demand from the customer.  SAP is the ERP utilized in this environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain, engineering or other applicable discipline is of preference €“ will consider less than a bachelor degre

  • Communication skills that are excellent:  written, oral, presentation and electronic

  • Prefer 10+ years of experience in manufacturing and or supply planning, logistics or other related industry

  • Proven management skills, preferably in the automotive industry

  • SAP experience is required

  • Experience with PDCA's, SOP creations, flow systems, pull systems, value stream analysis

  • Lean transformation experience a plus

  • continuous improvement experience

  • prefer strength in leadership

  • able to speak the German language is a plus

  • international experience a plus

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