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Planner - Fab/Weld

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Jackson, MN, US

Company: AGCO

Job Function:


The primary focus of this position is to manage the external supplier supply of purchased products to the AGCO manufacturing assembly line build plan requirements while achieving defined inventory levels.  


Essential Position Functions:


1.       Support and attain defined inventory levels for purchased components in support of an optimized          inventory balance.

2.       Develop material release quantities with suppliers consistent with company inventory policy.

3.       Analyze requirements from site MRP System and note and correct discrepancies when appropriate.

4.       Work with internal and external groups to reduce inventory levels required to support assembly               requirements.

5.       Communicate requirements forecast to the supplier in order meet delivery schedules consistent with production schedule.

6.       Work with suppliers to identify and resolve any potential future supply challenges.

7.       Resolve component supply issues related to supplier quality problem and inventory discrepancies.

8.       Uses internal expedite reports and make necessary contacts to ensure supplier delivery performance meet commitments and expectations.

9.       Meet with suppliers to resolve performance related issues and drive improved delivery performance.

10.   Implement engineering changes to minimize obsolete materials both internally and externally.

11.   Control use of inbound freight and premium freight to minimize costs.

12.   Identify excess, distressed, and obsolete inventory and implement plans to disposition it.

13.   Resolve quantity and receiving discrepancies on supplier invoices.

14.   Troubleshoot system weaknesses, propose and implement remedies.

15.   Identify, propose, and implement system improvements/enhancements.

16.   Drive supplier electronic ordering programs like EDI or web based to help improve operating   efficiencies.

17.   Other duties as assigned. Cross train inside planning department. Manufacture Work Orders/Resale/Paint Orders


Position Qualifications/Requirements:


1.       Must have excellent communication / problem solving / manufacturing functional knowledge.

2.       Prefer two years’ experience in a purchasing / quality / materials position, preferably in an OEM or tier 1 supplier environment

3.       Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).

4.       Ability to multi-task by having good organization skills and perseverance in completing difficult tasks.

5.       Proven track record of driving change thru new ideas and being open to change

6.       Desire and drive to succeed.

7.       Prefer post high school degree with relevant experience.

8.       Must demonstrate initiative and a sense of urgency.

9.      Must possess leadership ability and judgment.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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