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Buyer / Purchasing Manager

Company: Waterlogic USA
Location: Grapevine
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCOMPANY OVERVIEW: Waterlogic is a global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of drinking water systems, offering a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional bottled water, utilizing the most advanced water purification technology available. Founded in 1992, Waterlogic is the leading bottleless water cooler service provider in the nation with over 40 sales and service locations throughout North America.POSITION SUMMARY: Waterlogic Americas is currently seeking a Buyer/Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager who will be responsible for demand, supply, and inventory planning. This will be done in close collaboration with key stakeholders in Sales, Service, Supply Chain and Finance.This person will play a critical role in analyzing the Supply Chain and developing and executing our demand plan and supply plan to create operating leverage across the business. This person also is responsible for development and maintenance of the analytical tools that allow us to optimize the logistics of product movement and storage. The Manager will also be involved in reporting, budgeting, variance investigation, and other ad hoc analyses.RESPONSIBILITIES:Demand planning

  • Demand Aggregation of common items across all corporate products.
  • Forecast Modeling – applying the correct and appropriate models to the various items and sales channels.
  • Work directly with sales to obtain forecasts
  • Improve DRP modeling tool to address current business needsSupply planning and execution
    • Inventory Management – Ensure supplier shipments align with inventory turns goals.
    • Supplier Capacity Management – Insure short-term and long-term sustainability of suppliers through growth and downturns in demand.
    • Supplier production prioritization as necessary
    • Product (PLM) transition management of inventory at suppliers.
    • Provide buyer support and analysis of re-directing orders as required.
    • Focus on improving turns and OTIF through balancing of demand and supplier MOQ's.
    • Support and actively engage in initiatives to promote better inventory optimization, such as Supplier portals and VMI initiatives
    • Freight optimizationReporting and analysis
      • Improving weekly and monthly statistical reports and analyses
      • Inventory, On Time delivery, other critical KPI'sProduct retirement strategies
        • Work in concert with product management, sales, supply chain to optimize End of Life programsBudgeting
          • Inventory, rental capex, freight on yearly basis with quarterly updates to forecastQUALIFICATIONS:
            • Three or more years' experience as a demand and/or supply planner
            • Strong experience with utilization of DRP/MRP systems
            • Prove experience developing custom replenishment and forecast models
            • Proven expertise with Excel
            • Bachelor's degree (Math, science, engineering or technically related field preferred)
            • CPIM preferred
            • Strong written and verbal communication skillsWE OFFER:
              • Competitive salary and compensation package
              • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
              • Short- and long-term, supplemental, and company-paid life insurance
              • 401(k) retirement savings plan
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Employee discounts on products and servicesWaterlogic is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waterlogic does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waterlogic also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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