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Buyer/Planner II

Company: Zurn Water Solutions Corporation
Location: Mentor
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Buyer/Planner II
7420 Clover Ave, Mentor, OH 44060, USA
FLSA: Exempt
JobFunction: Supply Chain
Business Platform: Zurn
Work Location: Zurn - USA OH Mentor: 628
Reg/Temp: Regular
Shift: 1
Travel Required: No

Company Description
Rexnord - is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit
The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.
Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.

Business Unit:
Within Rexnord Power Transmission, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components worldwide used within complex systems where our customers' reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. We keep industry moving with products and services that enhance the reliability of equipment supporting key industries, including food, beverage & liquid, automotive, energy, and mining. Our new digital productivity platform, DiRXN (pronounced "Direction"), based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with a leading portfolio of tools, products and services, connects our customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles.
Job Description

Position Summary
The Rexnord Gear Group seeks an experienced Buyer Planner who is looking for a challenge, and who wants to make an impact in a fast-paced, performance driven environment. The position's scope and primary responsibility is to execute purchase orders and projects to implement strategic sourcing and cost reduction initiatives, optimize inventory, and support day-to-day production and OTD requirements.

Executes activities related to the management purchase orders from the intent to purchase through delivery of product, including reconciliation of Purchase Orders, Receipts, and Invoices.
Expedite and defer goods and services as required. Works directly with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods. Works with buyer/planners or other stakeholders to expedite material and update the ERP system to reflect accurate delivery dates.
Identify and execute inventory optimization initiatives and ensure appropriate levels and accuracy of inventory planning. This includes review and calculation of forecasts, safety stocks, Kanban quantities, order quantities, etc.
Create and manage RFQ and RFP including scope of work. Review bid proposals, quotes and make recommendations based on results of quoting analysis.
Maintain required records such as quotes and price lists, blanket order files, supplier correspondence, and supplier performance data.
Review and execute engineering notifications and drawing changes. Interact with cross functional teams, supplier quality, materials management, engineering, accounting/finance and operations.
Responsible for supplier relationship management. Works with suppliers to establish performance goals with respect to continuity of supply, continuous improvement of cost, quality, and delivery. Monitor supplier's performance to agreed upon service level and OTD objectives.
Work with the appropriate commodity manager to utilize strategic sourcing processes to select suppliers based on the best combination of cost, capability, quality, reliability, delivery. Works with cross-functional teams to execute changes to supply base with minimal disruption to operations.
Proactively seek cost reduction opportunities with supplier base.
Responsible for timely reporting of agreed upon KPI's, Action Plans, and cost reduction results. Manage assigned Action Plans utilizing lean manufacturing principles.
Visit facilities as a team member to conduct supplier assessments with respect to business practices, quality of operations, opportunities for continuous improvement.
Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Gather and analyze information and propose alternative solutions. Key contributor in group problem solving situations.

Leadership Competencies
Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
Plans & Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.


Experience and Skill Required
Bachelor's degree required (prefer degrees in Supply Chain Management, Operations, or Engineering).
3 years minimum of relevant experience in a purchasing or supply chain position preferably within a discrete manufacturing environment
Experience with lean manufacturing tools preferred
Previous experience required with and working knowledge of using/reading engineering drawings and specifications.
Must have worked with SAP or other ERP system.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including advanced skills with Excel and Microsoft Project.
Willingness and ability to travel 5-10% of the time.
Previous experience with assigned commodities is a plus, and setting up contracts with suppliers.
Ability to manage conflict, solicit feedback to improve service, respond to requests for assistance, and meet commitments.
Extremely strong aptitude for analytics pertaining to purchasing, supply chain, and overall business activity.
Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
Strong Microsoft Excel experience with charts, graphing, macros, pivot tables, and v-lookups.
Candidate will need to possess strong organizational, analytical and motivational skills along with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, metrics-driven, performance-based environment with stretch goals.

Additional Information

Total Rewards and Benefits
Competitive Salary
Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
Matching 401(k) Contribution
Health Savings Account
Educational Reimbursement
Matching Gift Program

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
At Zurn, we have a longstanding commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion so that all associates feel welcome and valued.

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