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Commodity Buyer/Production Planner I

Department: 300161 MANUFACTURING ADMIN
Location: Madison Heights, MI

DOUGLAS DYNAMICS, L.L.C.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE: Commodity Buyer/Production Planner I DEPT: Manufacturing

 

REPORTS TO: Commodity Buyer/Production Planner STATUS: Salaried Exempt

Supervisor

 

JOB SUMMARY: Set production schedules based on the forecasted production plan and customer demand. Work with internal and external suppliers to bring in material as required in the quantity required. Work to control inventory levels through lean principles.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Support a culture consistent with the company’s core values and vision statement. Promote respectful, open and honest communication across the organization.
  2. Follow Company policies and procedures regarding work and conduct.
  3. Manage production schedules according to Level Loaded production philosophy in support of Sales Forecasts and/or Actual Open Orders; includes inter-company requirements.
  4. Open and Close Shop Orders.
  5. Manage and order materials from outside suppliers as required to support internal production part requirement, as triggered by internal pull systems. Cut releases to the supply chain where automatic Kanban triggers are not established.
  6. Work with Global Sourcing and Supply Team to support supplier improvement opportunities aligned to company strategies. Participate in supplier events.

 

OTHER DUTIES:

 

  1. Utilize Excel tools that improve task efficiency (in accordance with IT policies).
  2. Support cycle count program in an effort to identify opportunities for improving inventory accuracy.
  3. Participate in internal and external Kaizen events.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  1. Support the company’s Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Growth Programs to continuously strive to maintain and improve our standing as “Best-In-Class”.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Two year Associate Degree in Business or other related field or 3 years of related work experience.

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Fast paced manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment including hearing protection, eye protection and metatarsal guards are required, other safety PPE as needed.

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