• Job Locations US-NY-Ilion
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  • Position Summary

    General Summary:


    Manage the material procurement processes with both domestic and foreign sources for metals, stampings, castings, and purchased fabricated subassembly requirements.

    Develop and support production, purchasing and inventory plans per established guidelines and metrics. Define and implement the aforementioned guidelines and metrics for the respective area of responsibility. Work closely with production management and suppliers to ensure material floor supports the master production schedule in a cost effective manner.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions):


    • Analyze, maintain and execute plant materials requirement from MRP
    • Analyze planning data in SAP and adjust requirements accordingly notifying the appropriate supplier
    • Maintain supplier reporting systems
    • Process purchase requisitions into purchase orders
    • Release and maintain purchase orders in support of production schedules for assigned commodities 
    • Functions as liaison between Remington & suppliers for all procurement related issues; i.e., production schedules, rejections, corrective actions, discrepancies, evaluations
    • Interfaces with suppliers on a daily basis via phone, fax, email, and in-person to maintain a favorable supplier relationship and to ensure on-time delivery of product
    • Monitor inventory for assigned commodities to optimize working capital
    • Performs other duties as assigned by manager
    • Manage materials requirement changes resulting in Design Change Requests (DCR).
    • Effectively report supply issues in a timely manner to manager. 
    • Works with the suppliers on recovery plans
    • With direction from the Master Scheduler and Engineering New Products Engineer, coordinate the building, review and shipping of sample guns requested by marketing and sales
    • Communicate status and schedule of sample guns to all team members
    • Expedite sample guns as required
    • Analyze the SAP information and reports that are driven by the daily processing of MRP
    • Create production plans by scheduling the timing of planned and released production orders so that the demand on the respective work centers is loaded efficiently
    • Release manufacturing orders, using judgment to adjust timing and order size to level workloads and optimize WIP to insure smooth workflow
    • Reschedule released manufacturing and purchase orders as required and appropriate based upon the daily review of SAP exception reports.
    • Work with the Production Planner Analyst, Master Scheduler and Production management to help identify and eliminate capacity constraints
    • Seek input and feedback from production supervisors and Planner Analysts when creating production schedules
    • Participate in the review, root cause and corrective action for all issues that prohibit us from delivering to the master production schedule and in turn the exact product our customer desires
    • Participate in the “what if” process to review proposed production changes, share the information with all team members so that the group can create the most effective production scheduled
    • Expeditiously communicate unforeseen changes in production requirements and create appropriate recovery production schedules (i.e. parts are scrapped and new orders are required immediately.)
    • Request physical inventory counts as necessary
    • Participate in the annual Facility side physical inventory
    • With guidance from Planner Analyst and/or the Master Scheduler review internal delivery promises and prepare anticipated delay/expedite reports and production plan recovery schedules if necessary
    • Assist manufacturing management in setting priorities and leveling workflow.
    • Communicate priorities to all appropriate production Supervisors and team members throughout the operations.  Expedite all respective parts as necessary
    • Maintain respective material master files in SAP with the assistance of the Production Planner Analyst and/or the Master Scheduler
    • Work with Quality, Engineering and Production members to address any and all quality related issues
    • Plan production in a manner that will not create excess or obsolete inventory.  Work to disposition any inventory that has been deemed excess and obsolete
    • Participate in the cut in of new components and maximize the utilization of the components being replaced
    • Plan and monitor trial and pilot production orders in an effort to launch new products on time
    • Participate in new planning and inventory control initiatives (i.e. 870 Velocity Program) and team activities as required
    • Promote the development of team work.
    • Follows all plant safety rules and regulations.


    NOTE:  This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and   

                  responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions.  As an essential function of the job, good  

                  attendance is required

    Skills and Education Required

    Educational Skills and Experience:


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    B.A. or B.S. in related field and 5-7 years experience in purchasing raw materials and fabricated parts. CPM or CPIM and Lean manufacturing experience desired but not mandatory.  Sourcing experience a plus. Certification in purchasing or materials desired. 


    Must have:

    Experience in SAP Systems.


    Exceptional communication skills, strong project management/team leadership skills.


    Excellent computer skills in Excel, Word and MS Project.


    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


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