Buyer/Planner

Please note, we are ONLY looking for career-oriented, results-driven individuals. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please see below. All resumes MUST be accompanied by a cover letter letting us know why you are right for our winning team.

 

Summary:

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for materials management and purchasing, and planning and scheduling of all manufacturing and supplier requirements to fulfill demands for assigned projects and WOW our customers. This individual works closely with our suppliers to ensure that open orders are completed according to the purchase order terms and that our customers are satisfied with the work. This person is responsible for expediting orders with our suppliers, and communicating manufacturing and shipping delays to our customers via the Account Coordinator in a timely manner so as to maintain good customer relations.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Functional Responsibilities
  • Ensures on-time delivery for all orders assigned; debugs delays and/or coordinates with appropriate individuals to ensure on-time deliveries
  • May be responsible for managing inputs and outputs as part of the E-commerce order flow and leveraging EDI tools as assigned
  • Promptly and accurately answer customers’ and suppliers’ questions regarding status of orders and returns
  • May enter new sales orders and create customers or suppliers in systems as assigned
  • Directly responsible for prompt and effective issue resolution with customers in line with Company procedures and maintenance of good customer relations
Supplier Facing Responsibilities
  • Key point of contact and relationship manager for assigned suppliers
  • Responsible for timely processing of all sales orders, which may include order entry or review of draft orders created, and associated planning of all orders assigned
  • Responsible for the PO generation process, scheduling of all external POs, and expediting of all orders assigned
  • Responsible for coordinating logistics associated with all shipments (outbound, inbound and 3rd party) including maintaining a knowledge base of geographical shipping requirements (duties, exchange and the like) for assigned projects
  • Perform invoicing in line with all shipments to customers (ensure freight to follow identified properly), and ensures BOMs and SOs are closed properly for assigned projects

Internal Manufacturing Planning, Scheduling, and Inventory Management/Control Responsibilities

  • Responsible for material planning and maintaining standards, WO generation process and scheduling of all internal work orders for assigned projects and material areas
  • Responsible for inventory allocation for assigned projects
  • Manage inventory as per company policy and procedures to ensure sufficient inventory always on hand to complete pipeline projects in a timely fashion

Internal Communication Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing lead times to Sales for projects assigned
  • Provide feedback based on assessment of supply chain strengths and weaknesses to identify and implement strategies to address weaknesses with a high sense of urgency

General Responsibilities

  • Other duties, as assigned

 

Working Relationships

  • Customers – WOW our customers. Foster and maintain professional relationships with any customer interactions. Foster strong brand identify of CBS creating compelling reasons for customers to want to continue to buy from CBS. Must always be aware of “what the customer wants”.
  • Suppliers – Develop, maintain, and improve vendor relationships that consistently resulting in positive outcomes for the Company.
  • Supply Chain Manager – Provide frequent project and status updates and raise critical issues with supporting data.
  • Internal Operations – Provide materials, requirements, and priorities ensuring successful execution to plans and on-time delivery. Operate within guidelines and policies set by management, with a positive attitude, team spirit and growth mindset.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others and alone
  • Detail-oriented
  • History of success coupled with success-orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to make profitable business decisions weighing risk and reward
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with an eye on commitments and deliverables
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, people and relationship management and conflict management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Fluency and ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Strong computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Office products, spreadsheets; knowledgeable of ERP/MRP systems): Familiarity with Peachtree, Sage50, MISYS, Excel, Word, Outlook, and ACT

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • This is a largely sedentary position, requirement the ability to sit/operate at a desk for long periods.
  • Heavy computer use/typing/data entry/reading contents on screen
  • Moderate phone use; verbal communication ability mandatory
  • Ambulatory/mobile within office environment
  • May occasionally need to lift/carry company product (customized cases ranging from 2 – 40 pounds)

 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Manufacturing, or equivalent
  • 3 years minimum experience in a Purchasing, Planning or Supply Chain role.

 

 

Our Company

Cases By Source designs and manufactures protective packaging—mostly in the form of reusable cases—to protect some of the world’s finest and valuable instruments and products. We collaborate with customers to design and customize cases that will ensure their equipment travels undamaged through the distribution cycle.

 

Employee passion at Cases By Source is fueled by the notion that our cases safeguard customers’ important assets and often play a fundamental role in the success of some of the world’s most important innovations. For example, the Flumist vaccine: The climate controlled case we designed allows this temperature-sensitive inoculation to reach doctors’ offices uncompromised, ultimately protecting thousands of patients from sickness. We’re proud to build protective cases for delicate camera equipment—putting news cameramen at ease, knowing their important and valuable gear will be safe as they travel to dangerous or exotic locations to transmit worldwide news events. It’s also incredibly rewarding to contribute to the nation’s counter terrorism efforts by designing rugged laptop cases for mass transit groups who investigate threats against our safety.

 

If you are dynamic, driven, and excited about Cases By Source…you are the perfect fit! Apply Today!

 

IMPORTANT Instructions and Notes:

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter. MUST INCLUDE salary history.