Planning Analyst

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Overview: This position is responsible for processing incoming procurement requirements, auditing bills of material for accuracy and adherence to standard procedure and policy guidelines, initiating procurement activity, scheduling and monitoring shipments, and expediting delivery of materials to ensure on time program launch and achievement of fulfillment goals.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Supervise Purchase Order Specialists</li> <li>Actively partner with BDA preferred vendors to identify and execute opportunities to speed BDA inventory turns through lead-time reduction, scheduled shipments, vendor managed inventory (VMI) etc.</li> <li>Develop positive working relationships with vendors to ensure receipt of high quality, defect free products at aggressively negotiated prices. Perform incoming inventory QC.</li> <li>Monitor product specification and purchasing requirements for completeness and adherence to BDA procurement standards, policies, and strategic goals. Ensure that all BDA requirements and special terms and conditions are met.</li> <li>Proactively seek out opportunities to develop personal skill set.</li> <li>Other job duties and projects as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Minimum of 1-3 years purchasing or inventory management experience.</li> <li>Knowledge of demand forecasting, total cost analysis, and supply chain management fundamentals.</li> <li>Intermediate to advanced computer skills utilizing MS Office Software.</li> <li>Strong tactical negotiation skills</li> </ul> <strong>Job Skills &amp; Traits</strong><br /> <ul> <li>The individual in this position must be resourceful, self-starting, and assertive in the ownership of their responsibilities, always protecting the interests of the company while simultaneously developing and maintaining excellent working partnerships with the managers, employees, and vendors with whom they must work in order to be successful.</li> <li>Team player with experience working in a cross-functional environment.</li> <li>Professional demeanor, good judgment, common sense, and a passion for details.</li> <li>Ability to work with minimal supervision and show initiative.</li> <li>Effective oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to evaluate situations, identify core issues, fact-find, and promote thoughtful business solutions.</li> <li>Good organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize workload, multi-task, and to adapt to frequently changing priorities and critical deadlines.</li> </ul>