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VIVA USA Inc Supply Management Planner in Waterloo, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIASM17 Location: Waterloo, IA Duration: 24.5 months



Performs the duties of a Supply Management Planner I. Communicates with suppliers on a day-to-day basis regarding schedule releases. Schedules requirements for purchased material such as economic order quantities optimal inventory level delivery and material replenishment. Responsible for the implementation of optimal logistics processes and the material management systems within the unit and for the logistic performance of the suppliers. Provides support services to Supply Management Specialists.


Description of the major duties performed in this job.Schedules and expedites the delivery of purchased materials to support a production plan including recommendations for premium logistic alternatives when appropriate. Processes suppliers non-conformances and expedites corrective actions. Works with the Supply Management Specialist to maintain an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance; measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions; may negotiate with suppliers to resolve short-term performance problems. Executes inventory plans using systems parameters and material replenishment strategies to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals. Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance with the supply base using Achieving Excellence process and criteria. Executes the logistics requirements for the supplier concerning containers packaging methods and parameters; arranges agreements with the suppliers on appropriate logistics processes. Works with Supply Management Specialist managing low-to-medium complex commodities and supply base. Resolves shipping and receiving problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.

Specific Position Requirements

Service Parts Supply Management Planner:

Day to Day responsibilities include: Service Parts planners work SPERT (client web-based application), ZMDelinq, & Lights (SAP) to ensure there is on-time delivery for our customers. They work closely with the suppliers, buyers, and forecast analysts for their commodity of parts. Their performance metrics include FILL, On-Time Delivery, FLASH/Backorder Cycle Time, and Past Due orders. This position will also manage client PIP Planning.

Manager looking for candidates with 4 year degree in any business related field or equivalent (3+ years) experience. Candidate would consider candidates with 3 or more years of Planner experience or were a previous contingent at client. Must have MS Office (especially Excel) experience. Must be easily trainable and have great verbal and written communication skills. SAP experience is a plus. This position will work 1st shift, hours between 6 am and 5 pm (no overtime).

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.