Associate Manager, Planner/Buyer

Published: February 15, 2021
Puerto Rico (WEST), Puerto Rico
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Years of Experience
Commensurate with candidate experience.
Bachelor’s Degree
Rima Murray
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  • Create production schedule proposal for manufacturing operations utilizing sales forecast knowledge and extensive global visibility on sales volume requirement, and partnering with cross-regional sales teams
  • Perform a variety of complex analyses (e.g., pipeline, back-orders, scenarios) including financial absorption forecast
  • Identify, evaluate, and optimize supply chain alignment and opportunities while exercising considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment to drive value for the business
  • Provide direction and guidance to teams to execute supply chain projects and/or initiatives
  • Lead cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non-conforming materials, unclear specifications, capacity constraints
  • Establish gross inventory targets, drive results and optimize the warehousing locations
  • Update changes/parameters within the Manufacturing Enterprise system (e.g. JDA, JDE)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related fields
  • APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification
  • Proven expertise in MS Office Suite
  • Expert in related database and systems (e.g., Qlikview, JDE/JDA)
  • Excellent documentation, communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative skills
  • Extensive knowledge of own area within the organization while contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Extensive understanding of the company policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to local and/or global supply chain including FDA and ISO laws and regulations
  • Ability to transfer essential knowledge and mentor other team members on specialized skills
  • Good knowledge of global regulations and restrictions applicable to distribution
  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Represents leadership on sections of projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and cross functional teams
  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
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