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Demand Planner (Remote)

Company: Avantor
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis role in our Critical Materials team is a Buyer / Planner role, with focus on both Procurement and Planning. Works independently under close supervision, responsible for procurement of assigned items and executing buying strategies in accordance with agreed upon material buying plans at the optimum cost/quality relationship. Analyzes market and industry conditions and develops supply recommendations. Strong relationships with Sales, Customers and Suppliers.Location: Remote/VirtualMAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Key owner of the supply chain actions for Critical Customer support.
  • In conjunction with Sales Reps, owns and resolves the daily tactical supply chain issues such as backorder resolution, specialized purchasing, open order expediting, lead time management, supplier production issues, etc.
  • Assists in supplier planning sessions in support of company goals and objectives.
  • Manages planning for specialized products. Supports new stocking request, product launches, product promotions, or discontinuations.
  • Proactively analyzes and makes suggestions to the planning team with regards to replenishment strategies to optimize inventory investment.
  • Identifies and corrects Supply Chain constraints (disruptions in supply) by acting as liaison between Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse and Suppliers.
  • Expedites, cancels /defers and ensures system generated and manual purchase orders are aligned to support Customer need dates and communication throughout the organization as required.
  • Evaluates suppliers based on capability, performance and delivery.
  • Proactive reviews to prevent/minimize stock-outs; accountable for timely resolution of supply chain issues.
  • Works with suppliers to improve delivery dates and lead time.
  • Works with peers to manage supply chain standard operating procedures and create new documents when needed.
  • Embraces innovation. Stays alert to opportunities to make processes better and contributes innovative ideas for improvement. May lead process improvement projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • College degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Business, Logistics or other applicable discipline and/or comparable work experience.
    • 2-5+ years working in a procurement capacity and/or enterprise level planning experience.
    • Experience with APO or similar forecasting tools highly desired.
    • APICS/CPIM certification preferred.
    • Global Supply Chain experience a plus.
    • Formal problem solving training desired, i.e. Six SigmaKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Proficient in MS office suite (Excel, Access, Word). Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets; Strong system aptitude required.
      • Understanding of forecast and replenishment theory, obtained through APICS or similar training coursework.
      • Solid written and verbal communication skills, experience in a matrix environment desirable.
      • Strong time management and organizational skills, focus oriented with attention to detail.
      • Solid knowledge and practical use of Forecasting and Inventory Planning tools; i.e. Logility, SAP, or equivalent. Mentor Buyer team.ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT:Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.A frequent volume of work and deadlines.Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.DISCLAIMER:
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
        Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.Colorado and New York Equal Pay Transparency:Avantor is committed to equitable compensation practices. The compensation range for this role is:$57,300.00 - $95,400.00Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as minimum and preferred qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience and location.

Keywords: Avantor, Providence , Demand Planner (Remote), Professions , Providence, Rhode Island

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