Buyer /Planner - Supply Chain

Victaulic, the global leader in mechanical pipe joining innovations, has the most tenured, largest and best-trained sales team in the industry. We're looking to add high-powered sales representatives to our organization, and help them build a successful career with an industry leader. 

Easton, PA


Patented in 1919, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Victaulic</a> is the originator and world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency. The company has 14 manufacturing facilities and 29 branches worldwide with 3,600 employees who speak 43 languages across the globe. With over 1900 global patents, Victaulic solutions are at work in more than 140 countries across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection.

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Overview: Victaulic is currently looking for a&nbsp;Buyer /Planner - Supply Chain in&nbsp;Easton, PA.
Responsibilities: <ol> <li>Efficiently manage the assigned group of items and suppliers to deliver the best inventory turns while maintaining a high level of customer service</li> <li>Uses available inventory replenishment methods and practices to insure minimum Dead and Slow and scrap Inventory and maximum availability of inventory for active items.&nbsp; Including strategic inventory hedge builds and New Product Introduction support.</li> <li>Develops and manages the various data-bases to insure systems work smoothly.</li> </ol> <ul> <li>Kanban</li> <li>MRP</li> <li>Wait-Work sheets</li> <li>Safety Stock</li> <li>BPCS/CIC/BPA</li> <li>Lead-times</li> </ul> <ol start="4"> <li>Proficient in Expediting suppliers and logistics and is familiar with Impact order management.&nbsp; Escalates when necessary.</li> <li>Knows how to practice Lead-Time suppression and alert to removing waste from the process (lean).</li> <li>Can manage tactical duties with Suppliers and report out on Supplier Performance.</li> <li>Is Customer Service driven.</li> <li>Knows how to establish safety stock positions, best stocking locations and to re-size Kanbans</li> <li>Knows how to resolve problems and discrepancies with quality, delivery dates, quantity and invoicing of purchased commodities - 360 degree material planning.</li> <li>Owns the tactical day-to-day supplier relationship.</li> <li>Skilled at harvesting and shepherding new cost-down and new sources to deliver savings to the company.&nbsp; Pushing this information to the necessary owners (ex. Commodity Managers, Regional Sourcing Managers) and monitoring to completion or exhaustion.</li> <li>Participate in and use Quality Improvement Process in resolving problems in the work environment.</li> <li>Works well in a team environment &ndash; knows several problem solving techniques.</li> <li>Evening and weekend communication with overseas team members or suppliers occasionally required.</li> </ol>
Requirements: <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Minimum Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">CPIM preferred</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Minimum 3 years of experience in Purchasing, Material Control or Related Fields.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Strong analytical problem solving ability.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Proficient in MS Office</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Good oral and written communications skills.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Willing to make infrequent overnight travel.</li> </ol>