Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Global Buyer Planner I at Water Pik, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado
At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.
Entry level position responsible for developing, initiating and maintaining the production plan and production schedule for assigned items. Responsible for managing the data integrity in the company MRP and ERP software. Supports manufacturing, as needed, through production planning and timely requisition of raw materials and sales through inventory management and buying of Purchased Finished Goods.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Purchasing functions including development of good supplier relationships, MRO purchase orders, purchase of raw materials, blanket order setup, release of firm planned orders, monitoring and responding to MRP messages, expediting, and processing vendor returns.
Implement approved inventory strategies to support company goals.
Review production capacity requirements and make adjustments to build levels as needed.
Pursue opportunities to reduce raw material costs.
Manage raw inventories at suppliers to reduce risk.
Report on raw material price variances, establish cost standards.
Initiate and follow through on Item Inactivation Forms to scrap excess or obsolete inventory.
Verify forecast from the forecast software.
Accomplish related special projects as assigned.
Conduct all activities in a fair, ethical manner which is in compliance with all corporate policies.
Responsible for following quality system procedures. Ensures product quality and takes appropriate action when non-conformances are identified. Keep accurate records as required.
Understand the purchasing and production sections of the manufacturing agreements for specific suppliers being working with.
Perform functions associated with planning company procedures.
Any other activity/task deemed appropriate by management team.
Operating Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Must be able to deal with many diverse individuals and functions within the Company without specific in-depth knowledge or expertise in those areas.
Strong self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
Organization and planning skills that include the ability to establish priorities, handle several projects at once, give close attention to detail, use strong analytical skills, use logical thought process and be willing to investigate all problems in depth.
Desire and ability to achieve results despite obstacles.
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner with outsourcing/overseas suppliers and team members.
Ability to work with PC programs in general and know how to use formulas in MS Excel.
Training & Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two year college degree desirable in either Business or Engineering Management.
Total two years minimum combined experience in the following areas: operations, purchasing, planning, inventory management, logistics, quality, or manufacturing.
Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/.
• Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.
• Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.
• Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.
• Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.