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Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Davidson, NC, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

Build a better career with MSC. 
Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 2846 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Purchasing / Inventory                                             

Work Location :  Davidson, NC (CSC) 

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)     

Potential Work Location : United States : North Carolina : Davidson 

 

Supply Planner

In order to meet the high standards and demand requirements for more than two dozen product categories, we seek smart, highly analytical, fast-thinking decision makers to maintain proper inventory levels at MSC’s network of distribution centers.

We rely on supply planners to interpret data and then develop and implement purchasing plans and strategies accordingly. In this dynamic and fast-paced role you will be responsible for the movement of goods throughout the supply chain for your assigned product categories.

HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE

You will be empowered to make sound purchasing and business decisions.

  • Review and place purchase orders with assigned suppliers to manage appropriate inventory levels at MSC’s Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFCs).
  • Develop and implement plans for achieving inventory turns goals, and execute supplier strategies developed by Product Management.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and product managers to identify and reconcile gaps and supply shortages; devise an early warning system for issue identification; and expedite and formulate alternate solutions to resolve backorders in a timely manner.
  • Identify slow-moving inventory and initiate supplier returns, and work cross-functionally to devise ways to sell through the inventory.
  • Process receiving and inventory exceptions according to established time and process guidelines.
  • Assist product managers with developing strategies to purchase product at the lowest possible price.
  • Ensure product quality and timely delivery through frequent interaction with vendors and product managers.
  • Meet with merchandise and product managers to discuss and resolve supplier issues, and review product line performance relative to goal.
  • Review supplier performance and meet with them to address issues, negotiate improvement opportunities, and develop and implement action plans to address and correct service issues.
  • Work with demand planners to develop predefined scenarios for demand shaping, supply relocation, and capacity to balance and optimize supply and demand.
  • Coordinate, communicate, review and validate procurement and distribution plans (based on business rules, lead times, unconstrained forecasts, sales orders, safety stock requirements, etc.).
  • Review fulfillment tool reports, identify product database errors, and take appropriate action.


WHAT IT TAKES

The results-driven decision maker and critical thinker we seek will have these qualifications.

  • Exceptional organizational and planning abilities
  • Basic negotiation, follow-up, and facilitation skills
  • Keen ability to analyze and distill data
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Associate’s degree in business or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of descriptive statistics, forecasting, or demand planning preferred
  • APICs Certified in Production and Inventory Management preferred


WHY MSC

People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than a million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named by Forbes magazine), we care about our people and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ associates achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive appreciation for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your families’ health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC. 

Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

 

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

 

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.                                                                                         


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Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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