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Job Title: Planner
Location: Sacramento, CA, 95828
Duration: 5+ Months, potential to go permanent
Schedule: Shift 1; M-F (8:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
•The client produces light rail vehicles, electric and diesel locomotives, and passenger coaches.
•Planner/Supplier Order Management Specialist is a key member of the Order Management team and manages the critical and complex suppliers to ensure on time delivery of open purchase orders to support production demand.
•Ensure continuous supply of required materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
•Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion.
•Escalate the approval process for urgent order placement.
•Review replenishment reports daily.
•Contact suppliers to resolve price, delivery or invoice issues.
•Communicate with various departments to resolve demand requirements.
•Lead purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, sourcing and engineering departments to solve complicated material supply issues.
•Communicate between departments for allocation of excess materials to projects.
•Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
•Interpret internal / external business challenges and recommend best practices to improve products, processes or services.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
•Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement / SCM in a manufacturing environment.
•Proficient in SAP.
•Bachelor's degree in a related discipline - business, manufacturing, or engineering degree is preferred.
•Experience in managing supply chain with sole suppliers.
•Strong negotiating skills.
•Highly proficient MS Excel skills.
•Well versed other MS Office products (Word, PP & Outlook).
•Experience in an engineer-to-order manufacturing environment.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
•Strong technical knowledge and understanding of procurement, inventory control, and process control.
•Results-orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines.
•Tenacious and assertive driver who escalates in supplier organization as well as internally.
•Ability to understand, evaluate & monitor supplier capacity.
•Analytical, numerically astute with proven problem solving abilities.
•Strong written & oral communication and interpersonal skills.
•Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
•Ability to lead others to solve complex problems and use sophisticated analytical thinking to exercise.
•Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
•ISO 9000 experience.
•TS16949 and AS9100 a plus.