Planning and Procurement Specialist - Temp

Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US

Company: Dover Corporation

The Company          

Markem-Imaje is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation and is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems.

Markem-Imaje provides global reach to over 50,000 customers with 30 subsidiaries, 6 technology centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants with the most comprehensive marking and coding portfolio available in the marketplace.

Are you a self-motivated, confident, and passionate Planning & Procurement Specialist who understands and has experience with Production Attainment?


In this role you’ll be… working to create a production plan, understand capacity planning, sequential planning and level loading to minimize change over’s, down time, over time.


You’ll have an opportunity to… contribute to an organization committed to and focused on improving production machine uptime through continuous improvement, Lean, Six Sigma and other problem solving techniques.


You should possess… BS degree in Business Administration, Business Management or similar (or relevant experience consistent with required skills and abilities.)  Minimum of 3-5 years within Planning and Procurement.


Great package including Bonus, CAREER Growth and Great Benefits…


Principal Activities / Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Ability to understand and utilize SAP MRP to its fullest extent.
  • Ability to understand elements within MRP master data that drive demand
  • Ability to place PO’s, understand ordering trends and place orders accordingly
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet and exceed inventory targets and turns, as well as seek opportunities to reduce inventory through various techniques such as updating lot sizing, in-stock vs. MTO analysis, delivery schedule adjustments, changes in Sourcing methods, consignment opportunities etc.
  • Full understanding of safety stock formulas and impacts on different ways of calculating.
  • Ability to create a production plan, understand capacity planning, sequential planning and level loading to minimize change over’s, down time, over time.  Communicate when a gap exists between demand vs. capacity and lead the discussion/solution with manufacturing to come up with creative scheduling techniques including flex crewing and adjusting of resources to improve overall efficiency.
  • Understand Production Attainment, what drives production attainment, and working with manufacturing to optimize scheduling to the fullest extent to ensure capacity is maximized and production orders are closed out on-time. 
  • Ability to identify potential part shortages, work with vendors to prevent part shortages, understand vendor capacity, constraints, and when to properly raise an orange card to create awareness of potential part shortages
  • Address and lead any potential part shortages through orange card process to prevent red cards and missed customer shipments.  Includes identifying part shortages in a timely manner, organizing and presenting data, and working with the necessary groups to resolve orange card situations.
  • Identify root cause of late lines and implement corrective action to prevent forward to ensure fill rate targets are achieved and sustained.
  • Evaluate slow moving items and work with appropriate groups to propose clean-up, changing of status, lot size adjustments, stock to non-stock etc. 
  • Track on-time supplier delivery performance
  • Experience Required:
  • APICS certification a plus or equivalent
  • Capacity Planning application


General Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of SAP and Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Advanced Microsoft skills, particularly MS Excel and ability to download and manipulate data quickly and easily using advanced functions
  • Ability to apply LEAN concepts and good understanding of Pull systems.
  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills both internally and externally
  • Expert Capacity Planning.

The Site

Keene, New Hampshire is a small college-town where you’ll find a charming downtown Main Street teeming with shops, restaurants and a retro movie theater. Employees also enjoy a great range of outdoor activities close by such as skiing and hiking.

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

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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