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Buyer Planner Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Location

This facility is located in Carlisle, PA, a family oriented town with picturesque views, plenty of outdoor activities, and home to beautiful scenery.  Located minutes away from the state’s capital of Harrisburg, there are countless historic sites and museums, and minutes away from Hershey Park.  Carlisle is also a short drive from the nation’s capital, Washington DC as well as Philadelphia if you want to make a day trip into the larger cities. 

How you will contribute:

The Buyer/Planner position will have responsibility for material replenishment and management. This role will ensure material availability (using optimum inventory based on Kanban) to enable on time assembly and delivery to the customer. This position will work closely with the cell leader on the floor managing the scheduling boards and Kanban boards to ensure accurate data to the cells regarding customer demand.

Key Tasks & Responsibility

  • Manage the KB Boards -- purchase material to keep the cells running
  • Manage the Stand Up Meeting with the cell leaders -- daily start to each day looking at late, current, and future demand and creating a plan to meet customer demand while reducing cost
  • Manage inventory in the FF -- monitor KB and reduce/re-size as necessary
  • Manage the KB Process -- audit the KB to check for: 1) material and no card, 2) card and no material, 3) no material and no card on board, 4) material being pulled from two bins, 5) material not in dedicated location.
  • Manage the Customer -- act as an interface between floor and customer, communicate problems and appropriately deal with customer demand to ensure zero late
  • Continuous improvement -- participate in continuous improvement activities that drive the KPI's (E, Q, D, C, I).
Qualified Applicants will have:


  • 2+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of Lean, thorough knowledge of KanBan principles, product component knowledge and assembly processes Preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with hourly personnel.
  • The ability to develop and train cell leaders to manage a team oriented production group.
  • High school math, well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel as a tool for data analysis
  • Ability to problem solve and the ability to multi-task are required.

Educational Background
Minimum - High School education
Bachelor's degree preferred


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  1335

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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