Buyer / Planner

  • location: Lake Forest, IL
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $24 - $26 per hour
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Buyer / Planner

A leading client in Lake Forest, IL is looking to fill a temp to hire Buyer/Planner role.

- Purchase & work order issuance, management, and prioritization.
- Maintain planning system parameters for assigned supplier or work center portfolio (order minimums, lead times, suppliers, product category, etc.)
- Monitor supplier performance and responsiveness for cost, quality, and delivery.
- Collaborate with suppliers through the sharing of planned order reports, understanding constraints and how to prioritize production needs, and resolve issues.
- Hold supplier partners accountable for accurate information and timely execution of open orders.
- Maintain appropriate levels of inventory through accurate purchasing and reacting to changes in sales trends and troubleshoot / resolve supply issues.
- Communicate and escalate critical supply chain issues to minimize impacts to service levels.
- Provide project management for supplier and item level transitions to ensure no customer disruption and no excess or obsolete inventory.
- Manage Quick Ship Program to appropriate service and inventory levels.
- Responsible for item set up, vendor onboarding and vendor set up.
- Assist in the development of improving processes and tools to streamline activities

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

--Advanced analytical skills with the ability to make sound recommendations based on data findings
--Excellent organization, communication, and follow-up skills.
--Ability to develop and manage a project.
--Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail.
--Intermediate to Advanced Excel Skills.



- Degree from a four-year college or university with specialization in (business, supply chain, statistics, logistics).
- APICS and project management PMP certification a plus.
- Minimum of 2 years of supply chain planning experience required.

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