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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Buyer/Planner

Northbrook, USA
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COMPANY: M. HOLLAND COMPANY

Job Description

 

Buyer / Planner

M. Holland serves a plastics industry that transcends national borders. Nearly seven decades of industry leadership and providing personal customer experiences have uniquely positioned us to excel in plastic resin distribution and resale on an international level. We help suppliers find the most strategic channels for their material, enable customers to improve their sourcing and supply chains, and provide our people with the opportunity and training to lead rewarding careers. To us, plastics is personal, and we’re committed to transforming the plastics experience for our customers and suppliers.

Summary

 

As part of M. Holland’s Purchase Planning team, the Buyer / Planner (BP) is responsible for purchasing materials and planning inventory. The role involves frequent collaboration with our Commercial and Operations team members.

 

Critical Activities:

 

o Embraces the purchase planning process (PPP) by integrating methodologies into everyday management of the portfolio

o Participates in updating / improving the PPP to meet the changing needs of our client and supplier partners

o Achieves inventory days on hand (DOH) target as a result of having the right product / package in the right place at the right time

o Leverages Procure-to-Pay (P2P) technology when making customizations / changes to data

o Comfortable taking initiative and working under own direction and as part of a matrixed team

o Easily establishes positive relationships across the Commercial and Operations team by showing empathy, listening to opposing points of view and providing solutions

o Applies specialist and detailed expertise by building skills, earning credentials and coaching others

o Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning to achieve subject matter expertise in their given portfolio of products

o Participates in M. Holland University (MHU) to acquire knowledge specific to their portfolio, company technology and professional development

 

Knowledge & Skills:

 

o Basic understanding of the distribution business, the procure-to-payprocess, and purchasing / supply chain planning

o Basic to Advanced Microsoft Excel (MSFT) skill and advanced skill level in other MS applications

o Prior experience with ERP (Epicor, SAP, Microsoft AX, etc.) and/or forecasting tools

o Proven work experiences demonstrating the ability to learn quickly, time and task management methodology and superior follow-up skills

o Ability to problem solve, identify the root cause of the issues and assist in solutions for future improvements

o Ability to apply our process to daily scenarios and communicate effectively to all stakeholders while maintaining the flexibility required in our fast paced work environment

o Basic data analytic skills with the ability to evaluate large amounts of data, identify patterns and draw conclusions that align with the goals of the department and portfolio

 

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Company Description
M. Holland Company is a privately held organization with a strong, positive culture. Our goal is to be the destination location for top talent in our industry and local Chicago community. Given favorable market conditions and industry growth, M. Holland's future is incredibly bright in the coming decade. If you want to be in a fun, positive and challenging environment.

M. Holland serves a plastics industry that transcends national borders. Nearly seven decades of industry leadership and providing personal customer experiences have uniquely positioned us to excel in plastic resin distribution and resale on an international level. We help suppliers find the most strategic channels for their material, enable customers to improve their sourcing and supply chains, and provide our people with the opportunity and training to lead rewarding careers. To us, plastics is personal, and we’re committed to transforming the plastics experience for our customers and suppliers.


Role: Buyer/Planner
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Location: Northbrook,

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