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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 13,000 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.


Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid.

Team Information

This team is located in the heart of Fishers, Indiana which was voted the #1 place to live in 2017 by Money magazine. Surrounded by top rated schools, beautiful parks, recreation to include boating, bike trails, Top Golf, YMCA, IKEA, an outdoor mall, waterfront dining, and just 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Acuity Brands - Fishers is a multi-function site that includes a full design engineering team, sourcing team and production floor. One of the three brands assembled in Fishers includes Indy luminaries. A trusted brand in the lighting community for more than 45 years, Indy™ luminaries are the pinnacle of quality, design and performance. They represent the industry’s widest range of high-quality commercial and architectural-grade luminaires. From downlights, adjustables and wall-wash fixtures to decorative high bays, sign lighting, cylinders, retrofits and multi-lamp fixtures, no one offers a more extensive line. The Indy brand’s commitment to innovative design and energy-efficient lighting solutions is simply unmatched.


Why is Acuity Brands a great place for Buyer Planners?

  • Our team is a strategic part of building customer relationships and brand loyalty
  • Our company is a very profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will grow with a supportive team that is passionate about continual improvement
  • You will gain knowledge and skills that translate into a variety of career paths
Job Responsibilities

The Buyer Planner 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 manufacturing cell Buyer Planner and DC Area Leaders on the floor managing the scheduling boards and Kanban Replenishment Tool Receiving and On-Time Delivery to ensure accurate data to the cells and picking process regarding customer demand.


  • Participate in continuous improvement activities that drive the KPI's (+QDIP)
  • Manage the Kanban Replenishment Tool and +QDIP Boards - purchase material to prevent stock outs
  • Manage inventory in the Focus Factory - Monitor Kanban and reduce/re-size as necessary
  • Manage the Customer - Act as an interface between floor and customer, communicate problems and appropriately deal with customer demand to ensure zero late
  • Manage the Kanban Process - Audit the KB to check for: 1) material in correct location, 2) Replenishment, 3) Locator Accuracy, 4) material being pulled from two bins.
Job Requirements
  • 1-5 years of experience
  • High School Required - Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean, thorough knowledge of KanBan principles, product component knowledge and assembly processes preferred 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with hourly personnel. 
  • 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.


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


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship.

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Req ID:  1068

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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