Purchasing & Planning Manager

Requisition ID
Experience Level
Agriculture & Construction
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
US-WI-Fort Atkinson


Oversee all supply chain, purchasing and manufacturing planning activities at the TAA location



  • Core Job Duties:

    ·         Oversee the development and maintenance of a dynamic, responsive, quality focused, and cost optimized supply base

    ·         Develop and implement materials and production planning tools and methodologies in support of manufacturing strategies and policies

    ·         Provide training, leadership and direction to the team responsible for purchasing and planning the respective purchased components and manufactured assemblies.

    ·         Review and process MRP order release, expedite, defer and reschedule recommendations for assigned commodities; generate purchase orders accordingly.

    ·         Implement policies and procedures as required in support of the ISO9001:2015 standard.

    ·         Liaise with the production and customer care teams as required to ensure timely, accurate shipments and provide a high level of service to our customers.

    ·         Develop, monitor and maintain relevant purchasing, supply chain, and planning metrics/KPIs to drive continuous improvement internally and within our supply base

    ·         Work with the Quality Manager/quality team as required to ensure the quality of our purchased materials and components.

    ·         Maintain a high level of professional ethics and ensure departmental adherance to the Topcon Code of Conduct

    ·         Work with the engineering and production teams to support NPI activities

    ·         Support lean manufacturing initiatives/kaizen events.

    ·         Perform other duties as required



Education & Experience:

·         AS in business, operations, or equivalent discipline required; 4 year degree preferred

·         3-4 years of supervisory/management experience in supply chain management, purchasing, planning, scheduling or materials management

·         CPIM, CSCP or CPM certification preferred; progress towards certification required

·         Prior experience working with MRP, master scheduling, demand planning or forecasting

·         Prior experience working in an electronics assembly/ manufacturing operation preferred

·         Prior experience with Oracle JD Edwards ERP software helpful; strong ERP user interface skills required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Strong communication skills

·         Must possess strong analytical skills and have prior experience developing and maintaining relevant KPIs

·         Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and sustain policies aimed at ensuring departmental consistency, efficiency and effectiveness

·         Able to work independently without close supervision.

·         Experience within an ISO9001 environment

·         Willingness to take a ‘hands-on’ approach to supporting purchasing/planning activity.

·         Possess strong attention to detail.

·         Possess good teamwork skills.

·         Ability to coach, develop, and lead a team of employees within a fast paced, growing organization





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