Robert Half International Senior Buyer Planner in Spokane Valley, Washington

In the Senior Buyer Planner position you will under limited supervision, performs complex planning and procurement of various commodities using a mainframe MRP system. Plans, purchases, expedites, and negotiates materials in support of production schedules and capital/MRO materials and services. Maintains the MRP system data and its integrity, prepares and analyzes reports, and supports project management of existing and new products. TECHNICAL CORE COMPETENCIES Crisis Mitigation/Escalation Ownership of Workbench Costing Knowledge Business Acumen/Situational Awareness Supplier Relations Logistics BEHAVIORAL CORE COMPETENCIES Perseverance Career Ambition Time Management Learn on the Fly Communication Customer-focused Self-knowledge Intellectual Horsepower Problem Solving Comfortable Dealing With Upper Management Organizational Agility Dealing With Ambiguity Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor Degree in supply chain management, materials, operations, business, or related field. Five-plus years? experience in manufacturing planning, purchasing, negotiations, or supplier relations. Must have a deep knowledge of MRP logic and its manufacturing operations modules. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated negotiation skills. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people. Must have knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment and be familiar with commonly used email, Internet, word processing, databases and spreadsheets. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor Degree in supply chain management, materials, operations, business, or related field. Five-plus years direct procurement experience with strong knowledge of MRP systems. CPSM, CPM, or other related certification. Experience can override the certifications Excellent negotiation skills. Experience in Contract Manufacturing and Electronic industry desired with an emphasis in supporting an offshore manufacturing facility.

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Req ID: 03650-0010718192

Functional Role: Purchasing

Country: USA

State: WA

City: Spokane Valley

Postal Code: 99214

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS ? Preferred BSc/BA in Supply Chain, Manufacturing Management, Logistics, Business Analytics, Mathematics or related field and /or 5+ years of equivalent demonstrable experience ? C.P.M., C.P.I.M., A.P.I.C.S., or a related certification a plus ? Experience in Contract Manufacturing and Electronics industry desired MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ? Proven experience as a Supply Chain, Business or Logistics Analyst or similar role ? Extensive experience in data mining, analysis and reporting. Extremely strong Excel or SQL querying, analysis and reporting skills. Working knowledge of MS Office, relational databases and ERP systems ? Familiarity with supply chain processes within a manufacturing environment (e.g., inventory planning, warehouse management, purchasing, scheduling) ? Analytical mind with a keen business acumen, problem-solving aptitude, keen attention to detail ? Experience negotiating contracts in a cost competitive market. ? Experience with worldwide supply chain management. ? Strong leadership skills; ability to deal and relate to people at all levels of the organization. ? Self-motivated with demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment. ? Sound written and oral communication skills; must be able to write and understand routine reports, follow oral and written instructions, and speak effectively. ? Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people. ? Must have knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment and be familiar with commonly used email, Internet, word processing, databases and spreadsheets. ? Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.