Rain Bird Corporation

  • Senior Buyer Planner

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    United States
  • Overview

    his position works closely with engineering, quality, and manufacturing groups to develop, implement, and manage supply chain commodity plans and perform supply chain strategy action items.  Managerial experience meeting dynamic market driven demands, such as: on time delivery strategies and inventory turns, profit and loss understanding is a plus.



    • Oversee the Cycle Count Program to ensure the accuracy of perpetual inventories
    • Coordination of outbound shipments to customers by working with the logistics group
    • Schedule local production per the master production schedule
    • Continually work to improve quality, delivery and costs through designated programs.
    • Responsible for initial set-up phase of PeopleSoft by creating BOM’s, routers, transfer attributes, etc.
    • Assure that problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the Material Manager
    • Review invoices for purchased commodities as required by Accounts Payable
    • Assure that documentation is correct
    • Resolve discrepancy problems with Accounts Payable in a timely manner
    • Expertise managing high exposure projects, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Experience in manufacturing planning capacity
    • Ability to read and understand MRP reports, stock status reports, material variance reports, assembly and machining load reports, and customer order shortage report


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a Business related field
    • At least 5 years’ experience in purchasing, sourcing, materials management, planning and/or operations
    • Demonstrated leadership, and negotiation skills
    • Successful track record of achievements
    • Previous experience managing a warehouse
    • Ability to learn quickly and willingness to take on new challenges,
    • Skilled in PC applications and ERP systems experience (strong digital spreadsheet skills – Excel)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
    • Skillful managing sense of urgency
    • Team oriented individual


    Desired Qualifications:

    • MBA or other advanced degree
    • Experience working in a build-to-order manufacturing environment
    • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish
    • Experience working with engineering changes and design on NPD projects
    • ERP Oracle, PeopleSoft Manufacturing experience
    • Lean manufacturing or Lean six sigma experience




    Rain Bird Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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