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21 Feb 2024

Full-Time Buyer/Planner – JR0027214

Alfa Laval – Posted by Lauren Ross Richmond, Virginia, United States

Job Description

At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people, and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.

Who you are…

You are a self-motivated tax professional with the ability to easily network in an international and cross-cultural environment, working in line with the Alfa Laval drivers: Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction. You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks.

About the job…

Our Richmond manufacturing facility is adding a Buyer/Planner to our line up to support the business. You’ll determine the quantity and date that materials are needed for, to comply with the master production schedule. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with international suppliers and
work on projects to develop strategic production planning methodologies. This opportunity is in Richmond, VA.

“We care about diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment processes. We also believe behavioral traits can provide important insights into a candidate’s fit to a role. To help us achieve this we apply Pymetrics assessments, and upon application you will be invited to play the assessment games.”

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze quotes received, select or recommend suppliers, and schedules deliveries.
  • Plan for and purchase materials according to the master production schedule
  • Monitor and adjust work in progress, schedules, and delivery of finished goods to ensure schedule meets customer requirements. Involves interaction with customers, sales and production teams.
  •  Ensure material availability through accurate inventory monitoring, purchasing and follow up – to include outside suppliers
  • Supports the
    development and implementation of strategic production planning methodologies.
  • Analyze inventory values and system set up in reducing excess and obsolete inventory
  • Monitor forecasting system per supplier
  • Support supplier development per Alfa Laval toolbox.
  • Monitor air freight costs
  • Monitor and communicate Product Supply Agreements (PSA)

What you know…

You have a bachelor’s degree in business (desired) with at least 1 years of experience in manufacturing, and:

  • Experience in buying and planning. Including but not limited to purchasing materials, scheduling and delivery, inventory and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems
  • Experience with both Domestic and International Supply Chains
  • Ability to prioritize projects, and independently manage workload
  • Strong time management, attention to detail and written and verbal communication
    skills.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval’s future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more. The base salary for this role is typically $65,000 – $75,000.

Alfa Laval is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

EEO/Vet/Disabled Employer

Name of company seeking application: Alfa Laval

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please use the following URL: https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=5076bad7b759667ba4226726ebfcc56f

Job Categories: Purchasing. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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