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Buyer Planner Job

Job Classification:  Semi-Remote

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.  

About this Team

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the buyer will utilize inventory management tools and techniques to manage supply chain components used in the manufacturing of daylighting products.

How you will contribute:

• Set component inventory levels based on customer demand and finished good strategies
• Negotiate prices, lead times, and order quantities
• Coordinate customer orders and deliver to production floor
• Maintains open communication and effective working relationship across the organization
• Place orders and follow up with suppliers as well as internal and external coordination for goods and services under their responsibility
• Actively participate to reduce component costs and rationalize inventory in your portfolio
• Support the new product development team for the purchasing portion

Qualified Applicants will have:

• Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Production Management or equivalent
• 3 years experience with the complete Supply Chain cycle (search, cost analysis, negotiation, plant audit, sample buying and quality control)
• Experience in the manufacturing sector (essential)
• Strong understanding of lean concepts (Kanban, Standard Work, etc)
• Experience working with different parts and materials (steel, aluminum, plastic, electrical / electronic components, etc.)
• Excellent knowledge of purchasing, logistics, planning and material control functions
• Negotiation and sourcing (Asset)

Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to negotiate and solve problems
• Ability to communicate clearly
• Sense of priorities and solution-oriented
• Good knowledge of ERP (Oracle)

Physical Requirements

  • Medium work


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:  4346

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Logistics, Machinist, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Buyer, Operations, Manufacturing, Finance

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