Sr Buyer Planner

Sr Buyer Planner

Company Background: KinderFarms, The Kinder Farmaceutical Company, is disrupting the $200 Billion+ OTC Drug aisle with real medicine + clean ingredients at prices that are accessible to as many families as possible. Just over two years since launch, our clean medicine and health products like KinderMed, KinderLyte and KinderSprout have been accepted in over 35,000 stores and 250,000 points of distribution including Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, Albertsons and thousands of other retail locations, with our company growing 400% vs. last year.

Job Description:  Analyze customer demand and sales forecast to develop a production plan. Level load production schedules initiating batch orders while taking into consideration materials availability, customer demand, lead times, and capacity.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and perform master scheduling activities for assigned product lines
  • Prioritize and manage the production schedule for all assigned products and orders
  • Manage weekly production updates and reporting to sales team
  • Plan and schedule materials to support inventory policies, WIP, and demand requirements. Requisition, order, and track all purchased materials as required
  • Expedite items/supplies as necessary to meet company demands
  • Interface with various functional areas, such as production, validation, QA, QC shipping, accounting, etc. in order to resolve any supply, quality or logistic problems associated with purchased items
  • Monitor and report on production fulfillment of scheduled demand. Lead or participate in operations production meetings
  • Communicate potential delivery problems and last minute scheduling changes as a result of backlogs, design changes and material or labor shortages to planning manager and customer service
  • Manage the BOM activities that affect supply chain management for items needed for engineering projects and prototype products
  • Participate in and contribute towards process improvement initiatives and goals
  • Support planning manager in defining and implementing policies, procedures and processes
  • Act as primary back-up in absence of planning manager
  • Assist in other areas to support the supply chain and operations process as assigned
  • Follow all company safety policies and Quality Assurance requirements
  • Respond to change productively and handle other duties as required
  • Extended hours may be required to fulfill the requirements of this position

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • APICS preferred
  • Minimum five years related planning experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of two years in a team or project leadership role
  • Strong working knowledge of MRP and production scheduling practices
  • Advanced personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Good communication skills; written, oral and inter-personal
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work independently and employ effective time management skills
  • Strong emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong emphasis on organizational skills

 

Interested candidates should send an email and resume to cindy@kinderfarms.com