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Buyer / Production Planner Job

Company: Arkema
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About Bostik, an Arkema company

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik's smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of 2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Buyer/Production Planner - Greenville, South Carolina

Job dimensions

Conducts and monitors various planning processes of the facility to ensure that all production demands are met and maintained. Creates and maintains production schedule as needed based on customer demand. Oversees the distribution of manufactured products to other Bostik facilities as demand dictates. Purchases RM, PKG, and PFG as needed.


  • Creates and maintains production materials buying for all plant works centers and SKU's, including WIP, based on past sales, forecasts, and most importantly customer demand. The schedule must be created and product must be available within our stated lead time
  • Evaluates demand for purchased finished goods, and places purchase orders with our suppliers as needed. May perform receiving duties as well.
  • Evaluates demand for manufactured finished goods at other Bostik facilities and places/releases distribution orders to replenish inventory as needed
  • Serves as communication link between the Planning and Production departments and the plant management staff on any developments and/or problems with scheduling, planning and buying and assists in developing a solution
  • Maintains a strong working relationship with all plant personnel, internal and external customers to minimize issues and collectively address problems
  • Assists with Cycle Count Program and inventory management

Context and environment

  • A fast paced, high pressure environment where you are involved in a wide variety of functions and activities
  • You will participate in activities within the plant and outside the plant
  • Heavy use of computer software, both PC based and enterprise system, combined with frequent interpersonal communication
  • Expectation is that a portion or your time will be spent on the floor. +10%


Creates and maintains production schedules for all plant work centers and SKU's. The schedule must be created and product must be available within our stated lead time. Ensures materials are available to meet OTIF goals at site and related warehouses.

Qualifications / experience required

  • BS in a related field or AS degree and 2-3 years of practical experience, or 3-5 years experience and CPIM certified
  • Good time management / planning
  • Excellent interpersonnel skills
  • Logical reasoning/ decision making skills
  • Good follow-up skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • SAP experience

Job Segment: Procurement, ERP, Outside Sales, Purchasing, SAP, Operations, Technology, Sales, Finance

Keywords: Arkema, Greenville , Buyer / Production Planner Job, Other , Greenville, South Carolina

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