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Purchasing - Commodity Planner

Company: Associated Materials
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
Associated Materials, is the parent company for leading residential building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Alpine and Preservation. With a legacy of over 70 years in business, we create, develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors.Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over 4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+ locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step in your career journey.
Job Description
Reporting to the Commodity Manager, the Commodity Planner is responsible for assisting in monitoring inventory levels and processing Purchase Orders for materials to replenish those inventory levels. In addition, the Commodity Planner deals with vendors and suppliers on a daily basis, leveraging great organizational and supplier relations skills.OBJECTIVES:

  • Establish effective relationships with the material managers at all plants, and work closely with them to address any materials questions they have
  • Manage inventory levels by plant based on stocking plan and monitoring demand on assigned businesses
  • Use of financial and quantitative information to optimize results and meet financial commitments
  • Manage integrity of information related to material specifications and supplier contacts
  • Serve and protect all internal and external customer base with material related subjects
  • Assist in strategic initiatives with suppliers by partnering with the Sourcing team to build an optimal vendor base to best serve the businessDAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Place daily orders from multiple vendors
    • Ensure we are following contracts/pricing with vendors
    • Maintain and build vendor relations, these contacts are vital
    • Report on back-orders/late shipments and work with sourcing to resolve any ongoing issues
    • Work closely with engineering/sourcing/marketing on new product launches, ensuring that all the parts are in place for testing and launch dates
    • Maintain forecasts and ordering parameters for all vendors/partsKEY RELATIONSHIPS:
      • Plant Materials Manager(s)
      • Transportation/Logistics partners
      • Customer Service
      • Vendors and Suppliers
        Qualifications
        EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
        • Bachelor's degree in a related field
        • Mid to advanced skills using all Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
        • Communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually and in writing
        • Planning and organization to set targets / milestones and follow through on commitments
        • Familiarity with vinyl windows and related building products
        • Experience working within an ERP package
        • APICS certification and/or training preferred#Indeed-Associated
          Additional Information
          All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at associatedmaterials dot com.

Keywords: Associated Materials, Cuyahoga Falls , Purchasing - Commodity Planner, Professions , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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