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26 Feb 2024

Full-Time Order Planner – JR0026296

Alfa Laval – Posted by Lauren Ross Anywhere

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

About the job

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and implement production plans aligned with sales orders. You will be to optimize the utilization of our resources, ensure timely delivery, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. You will be responsible for
optimizing the utilization of our resources, ensure timely delivery, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Currently, this is an on-site opportunity located in Richmond, VA.

As a part of the team, you will:

  • Review and input sales forecasts, analyzing their impact on material and capacity requirements. Collaborate closely with Factory/Unit Manager, Team Manager, and Purchaser to drive necessary activities.
  • Regularly assess inventory management parameters for direct material inventory to maintain high availability.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative production planning and inventory management methodologies.
  • Research and create new item configurations, routings, and bill of materials in the MRP/ERP system to facilitate customer order entry.
  • Interface with Global and Local R&D design teams to contribute to the development of new and modified product designs,
    updating product bill of materials as necessary.
  • Provide backup support for Order Planner and Purchaser functions to ensure alignment with customer and production needs.
  • Offer guidance to the procurement team to ensure effective inventory management and procurement activities in support of the production plan.

What you know:

You have Associates degree in Business, Engineering and/or Supply Chain with relevant experience and:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a similar role within a manufacturing company environment.
  • Proficiency in manufacturing MRP/ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX, and master data maintenance.
  • Experience and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Lean manufacturing principles.

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. At Alfa Laval, we carefully consider a wide range of factors to determine your total compensation package. We rely on market indicators and consider your specific job, background, skills, and experience to get it right.  The base salary for this role is typically $55,000 – $65,000.

EEO/Vet/Disabled Employer

Name of company seeking application: Alfa Laval

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Job Categories: Purchasing. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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