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Buyer/Planner

Buyer / Planner

Swisslog  -  Broomfield, CO

We shape the future of intralogistics with robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions that achieve exceptional value for our customers. Swisslog helps forward-thinking companies optimize the performance of their warehouses and distribution centers with future-ready automation systems and software. Our integrated offering includes consulting, system design and implementation, and lifetime customer support in more than 50 countries. Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. We offer integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the company’s success are 2 300 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries.

The Healthcare Solutions portfolio comprises automated material handling and drug management systems for hospital facilities that increase efficiency and enhance the patient experience in forward-thinking hospitals. Swisslog automated material handling solutions provide quick, flexible and safe transportation of medications, specimens and basic supplies throughout hospitals and across medical center campuses, while its medication management solutions address packaging, labeling, storage and dispensing for inpatient and outpatient pharmacies.

BUYER / PLANNER

LOCATION: BROOMFIELD, CO

The Buyer / Planner generates demand forecasts, processes sales orders, and develops production schedules to support them. Additionally, this person is responsible for ordering and coordinating the delivery of parts/materials, equipment, and services used in product manufacturing.

The Buyer / Planner also controls the inventory and transportation of assigned production parts/materials in accordance with management objectives and to ensure total customer satisfaction within required timeline, quality standards, and total cost constraints.

YOUR TASKS:

  • Manage SAP ERP master data for materials management, purchasing, planning, and transportation functions
  • Create and manage project material Sales Orders including delivery note generation and final goods issue per delivery confirmations
  • Manage, monitor and maintain delivery schedules / due dates in MRP system based on Customer Demand (Planning Solutions and Discrete Sales Orders) as well as forecasting techniques where applicable
  • Analyze and provide feedback to appropriate departments on material status / requirements for fulfilling customer demand
  • Provide lead times to the Customer Service team regarding Available To Promise date for customer demand fulfillment
  • Generate and maintain the Master Production Schedules using a variety of inputs such as sales orders, historical data, sales forecasts, and inputs from the Sales & Operations team
  • Check availability of inventory prior to firming/releasing work orders using system queries and reports.
  • Work with manufacturing management to generate and maintain the Rough Cut Capacity Plan
  • Manage Supplier Schedules and demand visibility as required to meet requirements.
  • Maintain discrete purchase orders, Kanban releases & Supplier Schedules based on MRP action messages and new engineering change orders
  • Monitor & measure material and transportation cost savings plans and targets; collaborate with Strategic Procurement team in supplier negotiation initiatives as required
  • Collaborate with multiple suppliers and distribution locations to ensure proper inventory levels for finished goods and components
  • Effectively manage inventory levels to meet customer orders, including safety & distribution stock, utilizing proven Supply Chain systems
  • Develop, improve, and monitor reporting processes & systems to control the supply chain functions
  • Collaborate with Strategic Procurement, Project Management and Customer Service teams to optimize supply chain and logistics solutions in order to maximize On Time Delivery to customer request and delivery promise, while minimizing inventory investment.
  • Generate and distribute daily transportation reports
  • Serve as liaison between project personnel and transportation companies to set delivery appointments, manage pipeline shipments, file claims, and ensure complete delivery on schedule and undamaged
  • Work with accounts payable and transportation suppliers to reconcile freight invoices
  • Quote and select transportation services as required for domestic and international transport
  • Manage international freight compliance to ensure accurate, complete, and timely document transmittal to freight forwarders and customs
  • Ensure hazardous materials transport compliance for all modes international and domestic
  • Make recommendations to management regarding improvements in the supply chain processes to better enable the company to be efficient, optimize total cost of ownership, and improve delivery performance to customers.
  • Adheres to Swisslog quality and safety systems
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

YOUR PROFILE:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related fields
  • 3-5 years of scheduling & planning in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 years customer service/sales support experience in a manufacturing, distribution, or transportation related industry
  • 1 year buying experience
  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Strong computer skills, with emphasis on using MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel, Adobe Distiller, Auto-CAD
  • Experience with an enterprise-wide information system such as SAP, specifically working with the SD, MM, and PP modules
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong customer service-oriented interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions (P/D/C/A)
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must exhibit a professional business demeanor and be capable of handling stressful and demanding interpersonal interactions, while working flexible hours dependent upon workload


Desirable but not Essential:

  • APICS CSCP certification
  • Two years of experience with transactional ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards or related system in master data administration, order entry, scheduling, and/or warehouse administration
  • Mechanical and electrical technical aptitude; specifically the ability to read and understand technical drawings and apply such knowledge in day-to-day business

WE OFFER:

Swisslog offers challenging work in a globally networked environment as well as competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits including health/dental and above-market 401K!

Sr. Customer Logistics Specialist

Sr. Customer Logistics Specialist, CO

 

Danone  -  Broomfield, CO

 

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At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.

With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

 

Danone North America is looking for a Sr. Customer Logistics Specialist, CO in Broomfield, Colorado.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Customer Logistics Specialist is accountable for managing the order to delivery process for large customer accounts specifically, the Tier 1 or Top 30 customer accounts. They are the face of Danone North America to our customers. The Customer Logistics Specialist will proactively lead the resolution of all issues related to customer orders. They collaborate with the Customer and Field Sales to meet service objectives and deliver growth. They are responsible for driving productivity initiatives and delivering cost and service improvements in partnership with Supply Chain and Field Sales. Minimal travel required.

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

 

Customer Order & Logistics Management

  • Manages customer accounts, from order receipt to delivery including order fill, transportation planning, on time delivery monitoring, exception management and supporting promotions, seasonal and new item launch management.
  • Customer relationship management – effectively deliver communications on service interruptions and product availability
  • Acts as first point of contact to investigate problems and facilitate issue resolution in order to maximize timely and efficient sales order and invoice processing.
  • Monitors service performance and drives service improvement by analyzing root cause, recommending and implementing improvements to advance service performance.
  • Investigate order/invoice processing problems and facilitates issue resolution

Productivity & Process Improvement

  • Identifies opportunities to innovate, improve service and/or reduce cost. Analyzes opportunities, develops recommendations and implements process improvements that deliver results.
  • Drives cross functional collaboration with Supply Chain, Customer and Field Sales to achieve supply chain efficiencies.
  • Develops and maintains process and procedure documentation.
  • Develops and maintains training content; plans and provides training to new hires.
  • Manage customer scorecards and provide service level reporting to internal and external partners; responsible for maintaining service performance including root cause analysis and managing service to targets
  • Maintains master data supporting the customer order to deliver processes
  • Monitors and manages EDI transaction processing supporting customer order to delivery processes.

 

Education and Experience:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (3-5 years relevant experience and/or 1-3 years internal experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • At least 3 years of progressive Customer Service, Logistics or Supply Chain experience required

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work well in a self-managed team environment. This includes cooperatively scheduling work, vacation, hours, and team task assignments.
  • Demonstrated experience in Order Fulfillment & Management, Transportation, Pricing Structure and the Credit and Returns process required
  • Demonstrated experience or relevant knowledge in the following areas: SAP, MEI, BW, Forecasting, Planning, Inventory Management preferred
  • Ability to apply a logical, creative and comprehensive approach to problem solving
  • Capacity to comfortably interact with all levels of the business and customers to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Judgment to resolve issues with the appropriate sense of urgency including after standard business hours support
  • Ability to maintain productivity and professionalism while under pressure to meet strict deadlines and balance multiple priorities; Displays attention to detail for both accuracy and content
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to analyze issues, develop corrective actions or continuous improvement process, align stakeholders to implement the change and communicate the outcome
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office skills required

 

#LI-NORAM

 

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com.

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Supply Chain Assurance Coordinator (669038) Ball Aerospace

Administrator I – Supply Chain Assurance Coordinator (669038)

Ball Aerospace  -  Westminster, CO

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit http://www.ball.com/aerospace, Facebook or Twitter.

 

Qualifications:

Administrator I – Supply Chain Assurance Coordinator

What you’ll do:

  • Send, receive, and analyze supplier capability data.
  • Retrieve, organize, analyze, and present supplier risk data.
  • Assist in the improvement, design, construction, and deployment of a system to better organize and standardize supplier information forms.
  • Conceive and develop solutions to administrative problems through the applications of professionally accepted administrative techniques, practices and procedures.
  • Conceive and develop solutions to administrative problems through the applications of professionally accepted administrative techniques, practices and procedures.
  • Perform a combination of administrative tasks in functional areas, such as, purchasing, accounting, security and quality.
  • Gather, interpret, and analyze data, including performance metrics, for departmental or program needs.
  • Recommend, interpret, and implement company and internal administrative policies and procedures.
  • May coordinate and/or supervise work with other activities, resolve conflicts, interpret policy, determine, recommend, and/or implement creative solutions.
  • May interview candidates and recommend hiring.
  • Maintain required records and reports in accordance with Ball Aerospace policies and government regulations.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • BS/BA in a related field.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

Relocation:

Relocation for this position is NOT Available

Supply Chain Supervisor- AlloSource

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Overview:

The Supply Chain Supervisor – Inventory will supervise all aspects of Donor Receiving, Inventory Control/Cycle Counting, Inventory Transfers in/out of Production, and Discards, with the primary objectives of inventory accuracy (tissue), availability for all supply chain operations. The Supply Chain Supervisor - Inventory will ensure efficient and effective Receiving practices, inventory storage, accurate flow of tissue across the organization, accuracy of inventory records, and compliance to established tissue storage requirements. This position will collaborate cross functionally for continuous improvement opportunities and projects that impact materials inventory. The Supply Chain Supervisor - Inventory is responsible for personnel management to include recruiting, training, coaching, developing and retaining a high performing team.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations Management

 

  • Manage receiving, transfer and put away, of tissue by initiating, coordinating, and ensuring compliance with operational and personnel policies and procedures
  • Maintain physical condition and optimal utilization of tissue storage
  • Manage the daily tissue movement activities to ensure accurate and optimal methods are used accurately and timely; use scan guns to transfer donor tissue.
  • Manage all tissue movement activities and documentation as defined by Quality; coordinate with QA in the reconciliation of quality issues
  • Complies with federal, OSHA, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring safety and security procedures and protocols
  • Ensure equipment is always kept safely operating and in good working condition.
  • Lead continuous process improvement activities to improve tissue flow and inventory accuracy.
  • Establish and monitor inventory and donor receiving performance measures
  • Assist in the development of the annual budget and controlling budget expenses
  • Support budgetary needs for projects and departmental capital
  • Support efforts with other departments to identify needs, prioritize initiatives, and develop solutions that improve ability to manage fulfillment operations
  • Control costs through productivity of personnel, efficient utilization of storage space, and proper protection of stored material

 

Inventory Management

  • Implement and manage a cycle count program to promote inventory accuracy throughout Supply Chain. Oversee count activities; reconcile variances; conduct root cause analyses and corrective action development; reconcile with all inventory systems; coordinate with Accounting.
  • Develop and implement strategies to maintain accurate inventory and achieve cost objectives.
  • Enforce proper inventory procedures and ensure timely transactions by personnel including scrap, obsolete and expired material/inventory.
  • Manage flow of tissue in and out of Production to the freezer rooms.
  • Conduct regular physical counts of all inventory in freezer rooms and prepare and submit reports to management and various departments; supervise and organize annual inventory.
  • Support and assist with communication with Operations regarding feedback, issues, best practices and progress
  • Ensure proper and timely execution of FIFO and expiration management.
  • Oversee proper use of ERP and other technologies to maintain accuracy of inventory and inventory production activities.
  • Communicate inventory best practices to staff.
  • Ensure the physical safety of inventory.

 

Workforce Management

 

  • Responsible for providing leadership and directing the daily activities of personnel.
  • Supervise the overall cleanliness of the work area(s).
  • Assign and schedule staff based on daily/weekly priorities to ensure maximum productivity is reached.
  • Manage time and attendance, provide coaching and timely performance feedback to promote growth and development of staff.
  • Work cross functionally to ensure all functions align with production schedules.
  • Develop, conduct and maintain training program for personnel including cross training.
  • Implement and report daily KPI’s.
  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels needs by recruiting, interviewing, selecting and training employees.
  • Promote a culture consistent with the AlloSource cultural beliefs.
  • Adhere to and promote proper practices and techniques which are consistent with current operating procedures, training requirements, safety practices and company policies.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • In lieu of degree, 5 years’ related work experience
  • 3 years supervising experience overseeing warehouse, Inventory Management or Operations personnel OR
  • 5+ years’ experience in inventory control, shipping or receiving within an FDA regulated or procedural based environment
  • Knowledge and experience with methods for process re-engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

 

Preferred Experience:

  • CPIM
  • CSCP
  • CLTD
  • 1-2 years’ project management and/or process improvement

 

For consideration you must apply online, submit a current resume and meet the minimum requirements. All offers are contingent upon a background check, drug screen and other contingencies may apply depending upon the position. Candidates within a 50 mile radius of the hiring zip code may receive first consideration. If you require special accommodations, please contact us at 720-873-0213.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability

 

AlloSource uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Inventory Planner- Lockheed Martin

Inventory Planner/Controller Associate (Entry level)

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION - Littleton, CO 80125

 

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The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Space is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world. Every single day we use our unique skills and experiences to craft, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and build incredible products. We provide the resources, support, and the focus. You bring the passion and courage to envision limitless possibilities and we’ll build a better tomorrow with you.

Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you looking for a growth opportunity where you can apply your expertise to a very important mission? We are a stellar company that will be putting astronauts on Mars, creating 3D printed satellites, launching payloads that learn in orbit, and developing national defense systems. Come, join our Material & Distribution team in the dynamic world of Lockheed Martin Space. Here, we are driven by innovation and integrity. By applying the highest standards of business ethics and a forward-thinking mindset, we believe everything is within our reach – and yours - as a Lockheed Martin employee.

Our facility in Littleton, CO has an immediate opportunity for an entry level Inventory Planner/Controller to join our mission. This position is a service-oriented role in which you will provide direct support to various Space programs and manufacturing floors. Ours is a fast-paced environment, one in which you will work with multiple programs and locations at various levels of production support. Your strong verbal and written communication skills will help you resolve issues and discrepancies as they arise.

What will this role typically involve?

  • You will be responsible for the control of inventory a warehouse and in two parts stockrooms supporting multiple programs across the campus

 

  • You will process and monitor customer demands and inventory planning on program production orders

 

  • You will keep supply chain metrics up-to-date and maintain accuracy of the inventory database

 

  • You will work with the asset specialist team overseeing the kitting of parts and flight hardware as well as staging for delivery to the production floor, and will work with flow centers and manufacturing areas in support of their material requirements.

 

  • Occasional overtime, weekends, holidays, or off shifts



Our employees working in this level of position typically have 0 - 3 years of professional experience..

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking. Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Benefits you can enjoy include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • 25 three-day weekends
  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition


Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Receiving/Warehousing/inventory experience

 

  • Prior experience working in a customer focused role

 

  • Must have strong computer skills to include experience with an automated system designed to manage major business process such as procurement, planning, or supply chain/inventory management

 

  • Familiarity with inventory management software

 

  • Knowledge of shelf-life materials, hazardous material, and temperature-controlled material

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

  • Willingness to work occasional overtime, weekends, holidays, or off shifts

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Business Administration or similar field

 

  • Good Understanding of Supply Chain metrics

 

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite – Intermediate/Strong skills in Microsoft Excel

 

  • Understanding of SAP, ASRS, and other inventory systems

 

  • Warehousing/Inventory experience

 

  • Experience working with Union contracts

 

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

 

  • Ability to provide daily direction to represented staff

 

  • Ability to work independently, with occasional supervision

 

  • Advanced analytical abilities to help reach all organizational objectives in the area of supply chain and inventory management

 

  • Ability to provide reports, requested information, completed special projects, and assignments to management as needed

 

  • Able to multi-task for multiple programs and be able to determine urgency of each request

 

  • Ability to complete assignments requiring judgment and discretion, failure to achieve results may affect schedules and programs. Must possess the ability to work well in a team environment, as well as on their own with minimal supervision

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


EXPERIENCE LEVEL: