Associate Analyst, Planner/Buyer

Edwards

Job Description

Plan the procurement of the material required to support Customer Demand and New Product introduction, and develop and execute the business unit production schedule.

Key Responsibilities:
• Planner
•Develop and schedule the Manufacturing Production Plan from the Master Production Schedule requirements with a limited scope. Development includes the following:
o Manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, completing unplanned requirements
o Analyze resource availability, develop short and mid range capacity plans with manufacturing teams, and lead teams to ensure plans are met
o Generate work orders using system (e.g., JDE)
o Manage work order progress, including working with production and other supporting departments (e.g., quality, microbiology, engineering) to ensure production plans are met
• Provide ship schedule to Supply Chain/Demand team
• Creation of reports of key performance indicators and identify opportunities for potential report automation
• Establish and maintain gross inventory targets with a limited scope. Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information, and assess inventory management utilizing ENOMS
• Buyer
• Plan materials requirements and provide to Irvine to support production schedules and new product launches with a limited scope, including:
o Working with the supplier to ensure materials are made to the proper specs
o Leading cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non conforming material, unclear specifications or vendor capacity constraints
o Expediting purchase orders as required. Includes expediting material from the receiving dock though receiving inspection, to production stores
• Logistics
• Liaise with the warehouse team for shipping and receiving of material
• Ensure shipment of materials by applying knowledge of import and export laws and regulations
• Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership

Education and Experience:
Other: in Diploma in Material Management or related field, 3 Years years experience related experience Required or
Bachelor's Degree in related field , 1 Year years experience Required
Experience in purchasing, logistics and/or production control Preferred

Additional Skills:
• Good computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
• Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills
• Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills
• Good knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to purchasing material, logistics, and/or production control
• Good knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and inventory management programs (e.g., Kanban, Min/Max)
• Good knowledge of market and economic indicators, practices and procurement procedures
• Good problem-solving skills
• Strict attention to detail
• Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
• Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
• Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of  influence/control

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