Planning and Inventory Control Analyst in Battleboro NC

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Poppies International, Inc
Title: 
Planning and Inventory Control Analyst
Date: 
09/16/2021
Job ID: 
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Location: 
Battleboro NC
Degree: 
B.S./B.A.
Salary: 
Not Specified
Relocation: 
No
Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Inventory Control, Production Planner
Employment Type:
Full Time

PLANNING AND INVENTORY CONTROL ANALYST

Reports to: Sr. VP of Operations

Back up: Sr. VP of Operations

Effective date: September 8, 2021

Job Summary:

The Planning and Inventory Control Analyst will be responsible for planning, purchasing, analyzing, and inventory control of all items related to production packaging for the company.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Purchases packaging supplies, materials, and parts for the company.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability; directs purchasing programs accordingly.
  • Develops and maintains inventory databases for supplies and materials used.
  • Negotiates and completes contracts with vendors for optimal cost and delivery times.
  • Reviews purchase orders and contracts for compliance with company and departmental policies.
  • Collaborates with sales, planning, customer service, and logistics departments to maximize efficiency in the planning and inventory control department.
  • Communicates with suppliers to resolve problems that may arise regarding delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
  • Purchases large and complex items.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to purchasing and inventory control with a goal to maximize efficiency and optimize workflow.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and ethics when dealing with vendors, co-workers, and customers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, as well as inventory software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field with coursework in purchasing and/or inventory control management, required.
  • At least five years of buying or purchasing experience required.
  • ERP system experience, required.
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