JVT Advisors

Production Buyer/Planner

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Location: Waltham, Massachusetts 02451-1457
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Length:  6 months to start with likelihood of becoming permanent full-time employee

 

Job Summary:  This position helps forecast customer demand, plan inventory levels, and ensures product is moved from the plants and suppliers to the customer-facing distribution centers in a timely manner. Works closely with the sales and marketing teams to coordinate all new product launches, ensuring seamless service to customers.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to help forecast customer demand, production, plan inventory levels, and ensure product is moved from the plants to the customers in a timely manner.
  • This position has primary ownership for meeting targets by balancing the needs of the distribution, manufacturing, marketing, finance, and customer service departments.
  • Works closely with marketing to coordinate all new product launches, demand planning, and market environments
  • This role is national in scope and strongly influences both the balance sheet and finished good inventory levels $30M-$40M.
  • Recommends and implements strategic initiatives in order to achieve all appropriate supply chain, division, and corporate goals/objectives.
  • Effectively plans production, inventories, arranges carriage, and offers continuous operational support.
  • Develops and implements production/procurement plans for all FMC-contract manufactured items to meet customer demand while achieving company monthly targets for finished goods inventory dollars, turns, days inventory on hand.

 

Requirements:

· 2-5 years of operations (distribution, transportation, materials management, manufacturing, or customer service) experience with at least 2 years of direct production planning, inventory management, and re-supply management experience.

· Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with conflicting priorities.

· Knowledge of the relationship between manufacturing, production planning, and other operations support functions such as Quality, Regulatory and FDA.

· Experience with Pharmaceutical products or manufacturing preferred.

· SAP or other ERP systems; MRP/demand planning; Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

· Highly detail-oriented and excellent communication skills

· Project management support

 

Ian Elliot

Senior Recruiter

Ian is responsible for full-cycle recruiting in many areas, including HR, IT, finance, and administrative. Prior to joining JVT, Ian worked for 5 years as a senior recruiter at Randstad.

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