Avery Dennison Buyer in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison, has an opening for an experienced Supply Chain professional to fulfill the role of Buyer/ Planner. This role will report into the Materials Manager and prepare business related analyses and research for Supply Chain, Materials Management, and/or Logistics. The individual will focus on activities related to Buying, Planning, Scheduling, and Inventory / Material Control. The role will also focus on improvements to processes and prepare reports, graphs and charts of data and/or ensure efficiency.
As part of our team, this individual will operate under general mentorship from the Materials Manager to ensure execution of daily operational efficiencies and implementation of key business objectives.
Lead and improve component part and finished goods planning and ordering processes: conduct daily planning / ordering for all raw materials and finished goods; analyze raw material and finished goods usage in response to demand or supply changes; improve and standardize daily planning processes.
Maintain and improve vendor management processes, including Supplier Scorecard and Forecasting.
Place purchase orders with Domestic and International Suppliers and perform accurate follow up and confirmation, ensure prices and rates in accordance to company guidelines and standards
Handle site raw material and finished goods inventory to achieve service and inventory objectives. Assist with site inventory management processes for raw and finished goods (cycle counts, loss reduction projects, SLOB inventory).
Provide detailed costing information as required by Finance.
Identify and lead projects to improve raw and finished goods planning, inventory management, and service.
Provide support for new product development or transitions.
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or other related degree needed.
4-5 years previous scheduling, planning, or supply chain experience. Knowledge of General Supply Chain, Materials Management, and Logistics required.
Detail oriented and excellent analytical, mathematical, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to read technical drawings and blueprints.
Machinists background a plus.
Experience with International purchasing a plus.
Results oriented focus and ability to take ownership to resolve issues.
Flexibility and willingness to initiate change and lead change.
High customer focus: ability to proactively identify and meet customer needs.
Ability to interface with cross-functional groups to define and execute overall requirements.
Ability to use ELS problem solving tools to identify root cause, including A3 Thinking, or other lean methodology.
Ability to work well with all levels of management and employees.
Familiarity in process documentation and improvement.
Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and QAD or equivalent ERP systems.
APICS certification preferred.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled