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Buyer/ Planner

Company: Kerr
Location: Pomona
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Kerr Dental portfolio of brands and product solutions spans restoratives, endodontics, and rotary instruments, with a common purpose of enabling healthy, beautiful smiles while providing an exceptional customer experience globally. Kerr's 130+ year history of innovation began in 1891 in Detroit, Michigan and has since expanded on a global scale to ensure dental professionals receive the consumable products they trust most. Kerr's market-leading brands include OptiBond, SonicFill, Harmonize, MaxCem Elite, and many more. Learn more at www.kerrdental.comJob Description:The Buyer/Planner will develop production supply plans that consider forecasts, material availability and manufacturing capacity for global demand. Production scheduling across multiple manufacturing facilities in a high intricacy environment. This individual will orchestrate the implementation of short and long-term material management strategies required to achieve the key company goals related to inventory turns, customer service and operating profit.Essential job Responsibilities:

  • Releases, places, and manages production work orders in accordance with MRP, Kanban signals, production plan goals and related planning data.
  • Works closely with manufacturing and suppliers to prioritize, expedite and de-expedite purchase orders based on material availability, department resources, changing requirements and customer service requirements.
  • Manages the assigned product lines including the management of inventory turns improvement, backorder reduction and coordinating activities with multiple materials departments.
  • Supports new product development and launch to market strategies as an extension of the core team.
  • Follow up on actual vs scheduled production with manufacturing departments.
  • Manage, monitor, and update Kanban for assigned product lines and production cells.
  • Implementation of successful continuous improvement through Lean Leadership (Daily management, Standard work, and Gemba walks).
  • Lead Kanban implementation, including calculation of the bin quantity, size, and coordinating supplier requirements and daily management requirements.
  • Develop and facilitate proposals, to support organizing and conducting pertinent, concise, data driven, professional presentations to leadership with recommendations.
  • Strong working knowledge and apply the principles of planning/pull system, MRP horizontal plan, AMU (average monthly usage) and projected balance calculations.
  • Understand lean manufacturing and JIT principles including EBS tools and how to apply them in the appropriate situation.
  • Develop short- and long-term unit and dollar inventory projections at the raw, sub-assembly, WIP and finished good levels.
  • Support special projects related to material planning, purchasing, system changes and inventory management.
  • Perform critical analysis of material requirements from Engineering drawings and documents in releases or pre-released status.
  • Drive cost savings and quality improvements.
  • Broad expertise in multiple supply chain disciplines
  • Occasional travel 15%Job Requirements:Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of related work experience or Master's degree in Field with 0-2 years of related work experience
    • Experienced with Material Resource Planning (MRP); Oracle experience preferred.
    • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.)
    • Ability to facilitate group meetings
    • Thorough understanding of production scheduling, capacity planning and forecasting principles.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work cross functionally with various departments
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Experience with ISO, GMP, SOP's, JIT, MRP
    • Problem solving and solid business decision making skills
    • Ability to work in an office environmentPreferred Qualifications
      • Medical Device manufacturing experience
      • APICS Certification, CPIM preferred.#LI-TP1IND123Operating Company:KerrEnvista and all Envista Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/ compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.Envista and its family of companies (Envista) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Envista will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (Agency) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge and Envista will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt such unsolicited resumes. An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Envista's internal Talent Acquisition or Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract approved by the Global Talent Acquisition leader and in response to a specific job opening. Envista will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement and written approval in place.About EnvistaEnvista is a global family of more than 30 trusted dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its customers deliver the best possible patient care through industry-leading dental consumables, solutions, technology, and services. Our comprehensive portfolio, including dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies, covers an estimated 90% of dentists' clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the aesthetics of the human smile. Envista companies, including KaVo, Kerr, Nobel Biocare and Ormco, partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care.Envista separated from Danaher as an independent company in 2019. We brought with us the proven Envista Business System (EBS) methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, commitment to innovation, and deep customer focus to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide. Envista is now one of the largest global dental products companies, with significant market positions in some of the most attractive segments of the dental products industry. For more information, please visit www.envistaco.com.

Keywords: Kerr, Pomona , Buyer/ Planner, Other , Pomona, California

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