3 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Manufacturing Exempt/Manufacturing Non-Exempt


The Operations Buyer Planner is responsible for all production and planning related services for the manufacturing site. Plan/schedules all production related activities to support delivery of the production plan and ordering of MRP materials. Orders materials and schedules deliveries according to plan. Works collaboratively with production to maintain valid operating schedules. Defines, plans and executes projects for improvement of scheduling and planning processes.


  • Responsible for maintaining the master production schedule and shop floor schedules for operations based on project forecasts and sales orders, on-hand inventory, safety stock requirements, raw material availability, available capacity, customer service goals, and other established planning parameters
  • Management of sourcing and purchasing for all materials inventory and non-inventory for the category/site assigned based on the plan defined by the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Forecast purchases based on previous projects and propose purchasing plans based on forecasts.
  • Negotiates terms and conditions, pricing and delivery.
  • Manages overall supplier performance and leads supplier relationship management activities
  • Identifies and leads projects to improve upon efficiencies in manufacturing involving materials, pricing and quality
  • Drives resolution of raw material issues, reacting quickly to resolve issues
  • Communicates to site leadership and operating teams when material issues have the potential to impact operations
  • Organizes and maintains filing of purchase orders, RFQs, change orders and all other contract documentation
  • Performs all job functions in accordance with SOPs and in compliance with financial requirements
  • Coordinates / leads various projects related to the Planning function. Works closely with Process Engineering to improve productivity through measurements, analysis, development and implementation of tools supporting cycle time reduction.
  • Receives little supervision for most assignments. Receives general instructions for non-standard analyses and projects. 
  • Adheres to all applicable procedures, company policies and any other quality or regulatory requirements.  (For example: IAS, OSHA, HS&E, etc.) 

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Successful development and maintenance of site’s Production Plan and Shop Floor Schedule
  • On-time delivery of Production Plan commitments
  • Successful development and execution of the procurement plan
  • Customer Service indicators
  • Quality indicators: low level of production errors and waste
  • Supports environment focused on Safety
  • Supports achievement of Productivity Targets


  • Effective team player who possesses strong collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make responsible and accountable decisions
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sense of real urgency as to objectives, timelines, and milestones.
  • A proven track record in supply chain management with focus in driving continuous improvement in operations.
  • Project management skills.

Requirements: Required Education and Experience

  • BS/BA Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field.
  • Work Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience with Planning IT Systems desired, specifically in the areas of Production Planning, Planning Master Data (i.e. Bills of Material and Routings), and Capacity Planning.
  • Experience with writing/implementing procedures or policies.
  • Possesses an understanding of supply chain and inventory planning principles including MRP experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: (indicate educated based on requirements that are job related and consistent with business necessity.)

  • Strong communication skills desired
  • APICS certification a plus


  1. Industry knowledge – Knowledge of the steel and construction industries. Ability to anticipate trends in the market and establish long term business plans.
  2. Relationship Management – Ability to leverage interpersonal skills to establish rapport and develop long lasting relationships with colleagues /team members.
  3. Analytical, Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills – Ability to solve both complex and uncomplicated problems, articulating clearly a decision that makes sense based on all available information.
  4. Results Focused- Drive to achieve or exceed targets and goals within determined timeframe and quality expectations.
  5. Professionalism/Communication Skills - The ability to think carefully about the likely effects on others of words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. A professional individual chooses the words and actions to influence others. Demonstrates high standards and good communication skills to vendors, suppliers and colleagues.
  6. Aptitude for Technology- Ability to learn and use technology effectively and quickly to manage production control requirements.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Unlawful Harassment


Prescient is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.


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