Materials Planner
Vonore, TN


Plan new components and make purchases for raw materials and supplies to meet production schedules; maintain good inventory practices for J.I.T. and Lean Manufacturing techniques with specified deliveries and procedures;  develop good supplier forecasts for the most economical delivery without creating short stocks or outages;  maintain supplier sourcing files and data base to execute MRP in purchasing material with lower inventories;  and works with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, service, and support at a reasonable cost.


A minimum of 3-5 years of purchasing experience with exposure to Lean Manufacturing and J.I.T. practices a must.  This position requires good analytical thinking and willingness to take on responsibility and challenges.  Candidate must be dependable in fulfilling obligations and must be able to maintain composure in difficult situations.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.  Must have good Excel program skills with Avante experience preferred.  Candidate must be flexible to travel and must be able to work long hours to meet critical deadlines and obligations.