BUYER/PLANNER

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Location
Jacksonville, Florida
Industry
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
US$ 45,000 - US$ 50,000 per year, $45k - 50k per year + none
Ref. Number
S_16462
Contact
Sessoms,Debra, Spherion
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Job Description

Our client located on the Southside has an immediate need for an experienced Buyer/Planner with experience in demand planning and inventory management. Ideal candidate will have experience with coordination of activities involved with the procurement and acquisition of assigned materials, goods, supplies and services in support of customer's expectations, production schedules and internal requirements.

Responsibilities to include:

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date forecasts for product requirements.
- Negotiate and execute supplier purchase orders and agreements to support business objectives.
- Place orders from approved suppliers, verifying pricing, quantities needed, product availability, required delivery dates and best shipment methods.
- Manage established supplier / product strategies to identify supplier opportunities and challenges and follows through to ensure appropriate resolution.
- Manage incoming material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level per established company parameters.
- Understand and evaluate suppliers processes, capacities and overall business capabilities to identify and implement areas for improvement in cost, quantity, delivery and quality.
- Work within a team structure to achieve company and departmental goals.
- Manage materials savings initiatives in line with overall business objectives.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned to facilitate the overall operation of the department or company,

Working hours: Monday - Friday

Skills:
Requirements

--Bachelor's Degree
--3+ years experience in Demand Planning, Sourcing and Procurement environment with experience in the manufacturing or retail support industry preferred.
--Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook
--High level of analytical skills.
--Strong organizational and time management skills.
--Ability to function comfortably in both a tactical and strategic purchasing environments
--Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
--Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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