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Buyer/Planner

Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

PSG® is the global pump, metering and dispensing-solution expert, enabling the safe and efficient transfer of critical and valuable fluids that require optimal performance and reliability in applications where it matters most. Additionally, PSG is a leading provider of flow meters designed to reduce waste and downtime while accurately measuring, monitoring and controlling the distribution of fluids. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA, PSG is comprised of several world-class brands, including Abaque®, All-Flo™, Almatec®, Blackmer®, Ebsray®, em-tec®, Griswold®, Hydro™, Malema™, Mouvex®, Neptune®, PSG® Biotech, Quantex™, Quattroflow®, and Wilden®. PSG products are manufactured on three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia – in state-of-the-art facilities that practice lean manufacturing and are ISO-certified. PSG is part of the Pumps & Process Solutions segment of Dover Corporation. 

 

For additional information on PSG, please visit psgdover.com.


Position Summary:

The Buyer/Planner will manage day to day supply chain initiatives and provide sourcing support for multiple commodities in accordance with the strategic business requirements set forth by the Operations department. The Buyer will be responsible for all tactical aspects of supply chain including day to day ordering of materials, management of MRP planning parameters, communication, and issue resolution with suppliers, improving supplier performance, and management of inventory investment and turnover. The right candidate will understand and help align sourcing strategies with business goals and metrics and be able to communicate with internal stakeholders.  Must have attention to detail and excel at managing multiple projects and priorities. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
•    Complete the required daily routine of MRP actions and associated analysis, problem solving, and reporting to maintain timely flow of purchased material and communication regarding delivery dates.
•    Maintain accurate system data for all purchase and planning parameters including lead-times, price, lot sizes, minimums, and multiples.
•    Actively seek alternate sources or substitutions to proactively solve material availability issues while seeking to optimize lead-time, price, and inventory investment.
•    Negotiate pricing and commercial terms with suppliers to drive a favorable total cost solution.
•    Proactively manage suppliers and shipments to optimize freight consolidation program.
•    Analyze slow moving inventory to access root cause, identify rework/substitution opportunities, identify solutions, and most cost-effective actions for disposition.
•    Provide Phase In/Phase Out planning for new product introductions with regard to demand planning, material planning, inventory ramp-up (or ramp-down) for optimal consumption of working capital investment.
•    Conduct commodity and supplier analysis to recognize and implement potential opportunities, gaps and risk analysis, and areas for efficiency gains.
•    Manage pre-production buying tasks through MRP to ensure successful product launch.
•    Support strategic sourcing and continuous improvement initiatives and establish material productivity strategies. 
•    Develop relationship with suppliers as the point of contact for all external and internal issues.
•    Support compliance programs and requirements including but not limited to supplier TPG, country of origin, HTS, REACH, RoHS, Prop 65.
•    Work cross functionally with Operations, Quality, Engineering, Receiving, Finance, Sales and Customer Service to share information on current business issues and meet company demands.
•    Other duties as assigned by management.


Qualifications / Requirements:

•    Required: Bachelor's Degree.

 

Preferred:

Concentration in Supply Chain, Business, Operations, or a related field.
•    5-7+years of proven experience in supply chain within a manufacturing environment.
•    Preferred: APICS and/or ISM certification.
•    Ability to perform in a fast-paced high mix manufacturing environment.
•    Commodity experience in purchasing plastics, packaging materials, metal stampings, subassemblies, and electronics.
•    Proficient in MS Office, including advanced skills in MS Excel. Oracle Experience is preferred.
•    Proficient with utilization of MPR, ERP, and material optimization theories.
•    Previous experience with demand planning or forecasting.
•    Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills. Ability to find win/win situations for both the company and supplier that meet and exceed customer expectations. 
•    Ability to travel and work flexible hours as needed.

 

We thrive on winning and being number one; and are always looking to add the best and brightest to our talented team of professionals.   PSG offers a unique combination of the both small company atmosphere:  with an ownership mindset that allows you to make close-to-the-customer decisions; an innovative approach in seeing beyond what is possible today and entrepreneurial spirit in the pursuit of new opportunities; combined with benefits of a large company’s scale, tools, expertise, and financial strength with Dover.  Join PSG, a growing global company where your curiosity, hard work and ambition is rewarded with exceptional career opportunities in a friendly & fast paced environment.  


PSG is part of the Pumps and Process Solutions segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible.


 
Work Arrangement: Onsite  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, ERP, Strategic Sourcing, Material Planner, Operations, Technology, Manufacturing

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