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  • Buyer/Planner

    Location US-NY-Melville
    Company Canon Solutions America, Inc.
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Buyer position accountable for the planning, procurement and control of finished goods, accessories, supplies and parts inventory requirements. Utilizes appropriate tools and methods for reviewing forecast data and historical data analysis to create MRP and purchasing requiremets. Manages efforts to achieve inventory target levels, inventory optimization efforts and material flow to meet sales goals and service level requirements. Support all process improvement and change management initiatives.


    - Planning and procurement of all equipment, accessories, supplies and parts in accordance with established lead times to multiple warehouses to support the needs of the Business Unit (BU).
    - Manages assets of the company to meet company objectives in customer service and inventory management. Determines purchases to be placed and issues purchase orders to vendors after gaining appropriate approval levels when required.
    - Analyze sales history and and prepare data for monthly forecast meetings. Work with Sales/Marketing and Product Support to establish purchasing and support plans. Address material shortages, excess and obsolete inventory, extended lead times, delivery non-compliance, order fill rates and targeted inventory levels and order requirements to achieve operational goals.
    - Works closely with Order Adminstration and Sales regarding delivery priority. Assures that appropriate actions are taken to assure order delivery comittments are met at key performance levels.
    - Monitor and evaluate overall vendor performance based on forecast commitment and delivery performance.
    - Monitor and modify planning and purchasing activities to meet established requirements.
    - Participate in initiatives to reduce the overall cycle time in the supply chain, improve fill rates and achieve optimal inventory utilization. Propose solutions to your manager.
    - Review and revise processes and reports for accuracy and efficiency
    - Ensure overall department performance to maximize order fulfillment, customer support/satisfaction and meet inventory targets with maximum efficiency. Implement corrective action and process improvement as required. Communicate all issues as required.
    - Occasional travel to Chicago area


    - BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain, Materials or Operational Management.
    - 2-3 years’ experience in procurement, supply chain and inventory control.
    - Strong business experience with excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    - Strong leadership skills with ability to multi-task and process improvement.
    - Computer proficiency including advanced Excel skills and Microsoft Office. MRP/ERP experience required.
    - Proven understanding of procurement concepts in inventory management. Proven ability to implement processes and procedure improvements.
    - Ability to prioritize tasks to meet objectives.
    - Proven decision making skills effectively impacting the department and company with maximum results. Make overall recommendations for improvement. Obtain appropriate approval levels where required.
    - Experience in interacting with staff and supporting departments.

    Company Overview

    About our Company - Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes find ways to: improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs in conjunction with high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S.

    Canon Solutions America offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) Savings Plan, profit sharing, success sharing, educational assistance, recognition programs, vacation, and much more.

    We are an EEO/AA employer. Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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