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Buyer/Planner

Company: Ametek
Location: Wayne
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Vision Research is a Business Unit in the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc. Vision Research manufactures industry leading high-speed digital cameras. Our cameras are primarily sold into industrial, academic, defense and government research facilities. We also have a smaller entertainment oriented camera business. Although not our primary focus, Vision Research has received both an Academy Award and an Emmy for our technical contribution to the entertainment industry. To learn more about Vision Research, Phantom cameras and to get a good idea of the type of images we can collect please go to www.phantomhighspeed.com.The Buyer Planner will perform both purchasing and planning activities for the Business Unit (BU).Specific duties and functions required to meet team goals and objectives include manufacturing planning, team/vendor communication and evaluation, and inventory forecasting and control.The Buyer Planner will also participate in interdepartmental business planning, product lifecycle, and inventory management, as well as tracking individual and team performance relative to strategic goals.Specifically, this candidate will operate in a hands-on role executing purchasing and planning actions while also supporting stockroom activities including kitting, inventory counts, other miscellaneous materials control activities.Responsibilities:Develop and maintain effective relationships with existing suppliers; evaluate and select new vendors. Work with suppliers to reduce order quantities while increasing order frequency to help with working capital and reduce risk on obsolescence issues. Proactively improve supplier On Tim Delivery (OTD). Identify supplier key metrics and implement improvement processes.Participate in the sales and operations planning process to ensure incoming material meets product volume and mix requirements.Participate in the design for manufacturing and value analysis/value engineering initiatives.Plan, purchase, manage resources/vendors and all inventories (FG, WIP, Raw) to achieve team and business goals to support manufacturing.Apply the latest planning and information management tools, search out and leverage best-practices, and participate in ongoing skills training.Maintain strong lines of communication with teammates, vendors, accounting, IT, QA, customer service and distribution to ensure that all ideas and issues are addressed.Maintain all material control-related systems to reflect changes of internal and external customer demand.Work with peers on inventory and logistics planning of new products, inventory forecasting/reduction, strategic yearly cost reduction initiatives, and continuous improvement of quality systems.Optimize and balance inventory levels to maximize key metrics; inventory turns, component availability and cost, transportation costs; limit excess and obsolete inventory.Ensure that materials are purchased at lowest cost, in specified quantity and quality, within scheduled dates while maintaining or improving component quality.Participate in the Manage Material Review Board (MRB) process and have responsibility for material quality, supply chain quality, and delivery performance.Make recommendations on material cost reductions, value analysis, and value engineering opportunities driving analysis and approval.Follow-up and expediting of vendor deliveries when necessary, and ensure all INCO terms and conditions are met.Develop and maintain accurate standard costs for all purchase components and assemblies.Advise management of industry competitive situations, alternative supply sources, commodity price trends and supply/demand situations.Perform all above duties in accordance with applicable directives and company policies.Requirements:BS degree in materials management, business, or logistics preferred, or job-related training with a minimum of five years of experience. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of data management, manufacturing forecasting, production planning, project management, and purchasing.APICS certification a strong positive.Demonstrated ability to work in and be challenged by a team-based environment, which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for customer service levels, inventory management, cost reduction, and quality compliance.Effective verbal and written negotiation and communications skills.Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.Highly developed problem-solving, analysis, and decision-making skills.AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers' most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S 500. Visit www.ametek.com for more information.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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