SUPPLY PLANNER

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Location
Faribault, Minnesota
Industry
Administrative & Support Services (Office and Administrative Support Occupations)
Job Type
Temporary
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 15.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_39586
Contact
Laura Brady, Spherion
Phone
507-451-3400
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Job Description

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for activities associated with inventory planning and selection of replenishment methods to meet requirements of the business plan. This position must meet the service level objectives of strategic customers while maintaining profitable company inventory levels and inventory turns.

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
The Planner is responsible for the optimization of physical inventory assets utilizing automated planning software (Logility) in conjunction with the ERP system (Navision). The challenge of this position is to increase inventory turn ratio while also meeting customer service levels.
The Planner is responsible for analyzing and updating supplier lead times as well as working with suppliers to educate the requirements for on time delivery. Utilizing several software and Access databases, the Planner will track and report agreed upon metrics to Management as well as the Supplier.
The Planner is responsible for working in such databases as, Logility PRD Database (all Planner reports in Access) Microsoft Office, SSRS and CRM.
The Planner is responsible for daily inventory reporting including explanations of increases and decreases.
Performs other duties as assigned

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


PROBLEM SOLVING
The Planner is an integral part of a cross-functional business team who manages to a set of joint objectives including inventory turns, overstock, customer service levels, profitability and EVA.


DECISION MAKING
Inventory purchases up to $500,000 in compliance the fiscal policy, supplier contracts, and business practices to support Operations and total company business plan.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the Company.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract 10 digit numbers, to multiply and divide with tens and hundreds; ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as: discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Education:
High School

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires High School degree or equivalent. Minimum of seven years work experience in Logistics, Marketing, or Sales. Must have the ability to communicate & negotiate effectively with suppliers. Must be detail-oriented and able to perform detailed data analysis. Must show high initiative and follow-through and be able to identify efficiency opportunities. Must possess sound decision making, multi tasking, problem solving and computer skills.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals wi

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