Senior NPI Planner in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $80000.0 - $87000.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

The NPI (new product introduction) Buyer / Planner is responsible for managing all aspects of planning components from suppliers for NPI projects in order to assure timely building of parts to support prototype and limited production needs. In addition, the NPI Buyer / Planner is the communication and logistics link between Engineering, PM, Value Streams, Supervisors, Business Development, Master Scheduler, and Purchasing to ensure successful transition of new products into production.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform material requirements planning through high interaction/coordination with internal personnel and external suppliers to support the Value Stream
  • Communicate priorities and schedule changes to the Production Planner on a daily basis to support changes in prototype and production requirements
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Operations; Communicate common development problems with Leadership, Procurement Specialists and other members of the team
  • Develop, own, and drive an inventory action plan to maintain proper inventory levels and achieve turns goals of key production components
  • Assist Buyers with purchase part priorities to assure they are shipped on a timely basis to support the Value Stream
  • Improve supplier fill rates, quality, and lead times to fit product mix and needs.
  • Assist Buyers with quotes from suppliers for production material and Outside Processing operations to maintain business case costs
  • Interact with sourcing teams to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management
  • Publish daily shortage report to communicate current delivery information from Operations
  • Work closely with operations team to ensure successful introduction of new products into production.
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years of experience planning in a similar industry or demonstrated equivalent knowledge of supply chain function through work experience or school
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment; Working knowledge of buying, and ordering procedures; In-depth knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems; Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Skills/Abilities: Well-developed skill in communicating with others; Proficiency in Excel and Word and ability to work with Access databases; Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends; Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information; Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams
  • Education/Certification: BA or BS degree required. Supply Chain, Business, or Materials-related field desired 
  • Eligibility Requirements: Must be a US Person under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to be eligible.