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Buyer/Planner

at First Quality

Posted: 6/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3668

Job Description

Location:
PA - King of Prussia

Department:
PURCHASING

Employment Duration:
Full time

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.
 

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Buyer/Planner for our First Quality Retail Services, LLC located in King of Prussia, PA. 
 

This position will be responsible for creating purchase orders covering direct and indirect expenditures, expediting delivery of orders, following up on past due PO’s, and making special arrangements for delivery.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Analyzes data for potential cost savings projects

  • Leads cross-functional teams for new product launches

  • Compiles and maintains information and records to prepare purchase orders to include pricing.

  • Assists/leads with MRO related projects across FQ companies

  • Coordinates, conducts, and participates in meetings and discussions between suppliers and plant personnel.

  • Confers with Planning in determining material needs and delivery schedules.

  • Prepares raw material and packaging forecasts.

  • Works with Manufacturing and Process Engineering on all material transitions.

  • Controls raw material/packaging working capital investment by managing to DOH inventory targets.

  • Develop and implements SMI programs as applicable.

  • Works with Finance and Manufacturing on Material variances.

  • Completes the costing on RFQ’s as needed for packaging.

  • Performs various clerical duties associated with Purchasing/Planning activities.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Business or Supply Chain.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing/materials environment; expert knowledge with supply chain management and ERP.

  • High level of technical computer literacy; effective problem-solving, organization and prioritization skills

  • Must be an effective communicator, articulate and able to clearly convey information, teach, etc.; must have good interpersonal and leadership skills and interface with all departments.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, computer skills, reasoning and mathematical skills.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

 

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

 

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