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Buyer/Planner/Scheduler at Morgan Truck Body in Orrville, Ohio

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Buyer/Planner/ Scheduler

Location: Orrville, OH

How You Will Make an Impact?

The Buyer/Planner/Scheduler will perform and manage the procurement of both direct and indirect material for the support of a manufacturing plan via a MPS/MRP system and be responsible for performing the production scheduling for one or more facilities.

The Nuts and Bolts


  • Perform and manage the procurement of both direct and indirect material for the support of a manufacturing plan via a MPS/MRP system.
  • Procure and/or schedule an inbound supply chain to align with a manufacturing SOP while supporting plant inventory objectives/targets.
  • Utilize judgment in coordinating supplier deliveries to minimize freight costs while sustaining high inventory turnover.
  • Communicates with suppliers to ensure a gapless supply chain and will take the initiative to elevate issues within the supply base.
  • Coordinates supply chain adjustments as production schedule changes.
  • Supports in managing the plant spend vs. budgets for direct and indirect material (i.e. shop supplies, equipment rent, managing inventory levels, etc.)
  • Ensure that purchasing documents (i.e. purchase orders), are processed completely and accurately and submitted on-time to suppliers; responsible for maintaining correct costs and integrity of P/O documents.
  • Communicate non-conformances to suppliers and negotiating credits.
  • Monitor and report supplier on-time delivery; aggressively communicates and manages through any issues that could impact the manufacturing process and elevating concerns as necessary.
  • Identifies, communicates, and responds to opportunities for cost reduction / avoidance.
  • Individual will initiate cycle counts requirements and be responsible for updating inventory records and reconciliation.
  • Will utilize discretion in making necessary adjustments to safety stocks as deemed necessary to facilitate product availability while maintaining the lowest possible inventory.
  • Will make appropriate adjustments to ensures that item master integrity remains (ile., lead-time, B/P codes, MOQ, order multiples etc.).
  • Identify situations that require engineering change requests and initiate accordingly (i.e. BOM adjustments, item definition changes, etc.).
  • Instrumental in collaborating with all levels of the company to plan, set, and support a Sales and Operations Production plan
  • Perform the production scheduling to maximize on-time delivery, productivity, inventory turns, gross profit, etc; utilize level loading practices for production lines by using plant loading tools and lean methodology
  • Establish commitment (promise ship) dates for scheduled sales orders
  • Works directly with manufacturing to support customer on-time delivery
  • Will work with the sales department and Corporate Master scheduling to set long term production schedules and commitments for high volume orders
  • Communicates with respective departments on any schedule changes that will adversely affect overall schedule execution or customer expectation
  • Works directly with the Materials management team and fellow associates to ensure that raw materials and customer supplied items are available to support the production schedule
  • Other duties as required.

Required Credentials


  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Supply Chain configuration and principles
  • 3-5 years' production scheduling experience in a make-to-order environment
  • Knowledge of MPS/MRP systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical skills.
  • Proficient to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Credentials

  • APICS CPIM certification a plus.
  • Experience with J.D. Edwards and discrete MRP planning a plus.

You Must Be Able to

  • Working in an office environment in a seated position a minimum of eight hours per day is required. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or Lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files, computer printouts on occasion.

How We Make an Impact

Celebrating our 70th year as the largest truck body builder in North America, Morgan Truck Body LLC is proud to produce, deliver, and service quality products. With a foundation built on innovative design and quality construction, Morgan has experienced tremendous growth. In addition to dry freight truck bodies, Morgan specializes in satisfying unique and custom truck body needs, including electric vehicles, mobile service units, and refrigerated products, serving farmers, ranchers, contractors, landscapers, equipment and material haulers, and more!

Our shared values are the foundation upon which Morgan does business:


  • Appreciating the people who make our success possible.
  • Acting with integrity in all we do.
  • Delivering results for our customers.
  • Bringing an unbridled passion for our products.

Some of Our Total Rewards

We offer big company perks with small company culture:


  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid holidays and increasing vacation time with years of service
  • Generous Footwear, Eyewear, and Safety Equipment Discount Program
  • Paid Job and Leadership Development training

Morgan Truck Body LLC is a business unit of the J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. family and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Whether you are just beginning your career or taking the "next step," please visit our careers page - https://www.morgancorp.com/about/careers .

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