Supply Chain Analyst II in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

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    Rochester, MN
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Job Description

Job Title
Supply Chain Analyst II

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Job Summary
Supply Chain Analyst II with our Supply Chain Team

This is a Buyer role for the purchasing of supplies and part for our production electronic builds.

Essential Functions and Competencies
Executes the planning and procurement activities to support department, business unit and divisional goals. Also ensures customer needs are met.
  • Develop, maintain and control a realistic master production schedule by balancing customer requirements with manufacturing capacity and parts availability
  • Communicate forecast and production schedule changes to Master Planner and Supply Chain supervisor
  • Analyze potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume
  • Ensure consistency between customer demand information and production build schedules
  • Collaborate with customers, operations and supply chain management to appropriately manage inventory levels and minimize obsolescence
  • Perform “What if” analyses to aid in optimal scheduling, priorities and decision making
  • Act as the key contact for analysis of new orders, change orders and new change analysis from customers
  • Perform material and capacity analysis; Work with Scheduler to establish a production schedule for each order and communicate/resolve issues related to discrepancies between the requested and promised due date
  • Monitor inventory levels and planned order quantities at both the component and assembly level; Generate action plans to ensure that inventory levels are optimized and disposition excess inventory to support business objectives
  • Interface with customers, suppliers and internal resources for management of AVL choices and alternates in order to monitor or reduce product cost or inventory levels
  • Manage EOL and other assurance of supply issues and support Engineering changes and New Product Introduction
  • Participate on the Customer Team as the Supply Chain Department representative and support development of planning processes to support department, business unit and divisional goals
  • Conduct day-to-day business analysis supporting supply chain management
  • Assist the Account Managers in developing monthly sales forecasts; Update the forecast based on the planning process
  • Develop, document and manage customer specific planning systems such as Kanban, safety stock, knowledge based configuration systems, vendor managed inventory or other unique systems
  • Work directly with customers to gain an understanding of a customer’s planning system and how Benchmark and the customer’s processes interact
  • Recommend and implement improvements to the extended planning process in order to gain efficiencies in both Benchmark’s processes and the customer’s processes
  • Assist other team members as needed to ensure customer needs are met
  • Handle all tactical responsibilities associated with purchase orders and perform buying activity for local, regional and global purchasing initiatives
  • All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • Understanding of the extended process of material procurement, capacity planning, inventory analysis and advanced planning techniques (demand flow scheduling, vendor managed inventory, etc.)
  • Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (Baan or equivalent)
  • Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with coworkers and customers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and familiarity with, or ability to gain familiarity with, procurement requirements for electronics and related agreements
  • Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate teamwork and the ability to operate on diverse project teams
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and the ability to represent the company in a professional manner
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions
  • Participate in a continuous improvement activity
  • Ability to understand and use continuous improvement tools

Level I: 0-3+ years of experience in commodity purchasing or planning Level II: 5+ years in more complex purchasing accounts/commodities with Advanced MRP/ERP knowledge, as well as a working knowledge of supplier contract maintenance and sourcing techniques, strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively mentor coworkers

4 year degree
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Job Location
Rochester, MN, USA

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