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190000IB Requisition #

Position Overview: 

The Buyer/Planner role is responsible for and manages purchasing, materials requirements planning, supplier relationship management, product life cycle, service support and engineering change order management.

  • Analyzes sales forecasts, order history and statistical modeling to generate a primary demand plan.

  • Reviews backlog, output from demand plan and contractual obligations and places purchase orders as appropriate in support of the plan.

  • Establishes planning and purchasing parameters to support objectives for customer fill rate and inventory on hand.

  • Resolves most supply/demand issues independently, recognizes out of control supply/demand situations and escalates as needed.

  • Achieves annual supply chain goals of on time delivery, inventory turns, cost reductions and overall customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborates with internal (Sales, Customer Service, marketing, logistics) and external (Suppliers) stakeholders to improve Entrust Datacard’s operating results.

  • Generates purchase orders through the ERP system; monitors and adjusts them to maximize quality and service level while minimizing inventory.

  • Reacts to daily shortages, ERP reschedules, and adjusts purchase orders accordingly.

  • Resolves delivery and/or quality issues through problem solving and supplier performance improvements.

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications

  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience in purchasing/planning
  • Exhibits Entrust Datacard Values: Innovative, Collaborative, Agile, Empowered and Customer-focused.
  • Advanced understanding of supply chain replenishment techniques such as vendor managed inventories, consigned inventories and advanced stocking points

  • Purchasing / Planning experience working in a fast paced Global Supply Chain environment

  • Manufacturing experience

  • Working knowledge of Oracle MRP

  • Experience with GAINs

About Entrust Datacard:

Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions — and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.

Join us. Together we’ll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.

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Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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