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Buyer Planner Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

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 Team

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.

How you will contribute:

The Buyer/Planner position will have responsibility for material replenishment and management. This role will support product lifecycle management and ensure material availability (using optimum inventory control using Kanban) to enable on time delivery to the customer. This position will work closely with the cell leader on the floor managing the KPI boards and Kanban boards to ensure data is accurate to meet customer demand.

Key Tasks & Responsibility

  • Manage and communicate late, current, and future demand and creating a plan to meet customer demand while reducing cost.
  • Manage inventory to a 98%+ accuracy level, in a Value Stream format by monitoring KB - reduce/re-size as necessary.
  • Manage the KB Process -- audit the KB locations and warehouse.
  • Manage the Customer -- act as an interface between floor and customer, communicate problems and appropriately deal with customer demand to ensure zero late.
  • Maintain order backordering to zero back orders daily.
  • Continuous improvement -- participate in continuous improvement activities that drive the KPI's (E, Q, D, C, I).
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • High School Required - Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean and/or Kanban principles
  • Knowledge & experience building inventory forecasting models preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with hourly personnel
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel as a tool for data analysis e.g. V-Lookup, and Pivot tables 
  • Ability to problem solve and establish counter measures 
  • Ability to work SQL Data bases
  • Ability to work an ERP system for Inventory management
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Travel Requirements

    Physical Requirements

    • Medium work

    About this Location

    This facility is in Des Plaines, IL. Des Plaines is a short drive from Chicago and O’Hare international airport and is Acuity Brand's Model of Intelligent Buildings Technology. 

     

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

     

    Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 

     

    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. 

     

    Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

     

    Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

    Req ID:  2214


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