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Posted on 12/22/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Morrisville, NC, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Marketing
Sales
Communications
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, Business Administration, Marketing, Sales, Logistics, or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Supply Chain/ Purchasing/Planning
  • Skilled at multi-tasking with flexibility and adaptability to changing schedules and shifting priorities
  • Possess knowledge of supplier ordering and inventory practices and fulfillment processes
  • Good working knowledge of the processes and systems that reside across the supply chain
  • Possess strong analytical skills and overall business acumen knowledge
  • Excellent math and logical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); proven ability to communicate effectively cross functionally within the company
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Candidate must be able to work in a team environment that demands a cooperative approach in addressing issues, a willingness to contribute to problem solving efforts, a helpful nature in assisting coworkers, and a positive attitude
  • Good experience with ERP/MRP systems and transactions
Responsibilities
  • Understanding factory capacity, capabilities & processes
  • Convert forecast into supply plan to meet production requirements
  • Maintain an Excel based MRP report to identify material requirements
  • Create/Cancel/change/delete P.O.'s in ERP system
  • Run Excel MRP reports and manage signals for open orders, change requests, backlog, etc
  • Expedite supplier commitments when needed; proactively communicate late shipments and / or deliveries
  • Running forecast simulations on forecasted demand, evaluating coverage
  • Perform invoicing transactions in ERP system
  • Production buying in support of Insourced manufacturing locations
  • Responsible for tactical logistics from supplier to production for all insourced business
  • Root cause analysis, Issue resolution and technical/analytical support
  • Development, analysis and distribution of Key Performance Metrics
  • Monitor clear to build and work with planner to resolve any issues that arise
  • Proactively provide product supply status to planner and other functional groups within Supply Chain/Operations
  • Identify key trends that could negatively impact supplier delivery and implement processes to alleviate
  • Identify and execute opportunities to improve supply chain and operations efficiency
  • Participate in and proactively manage new product introduction processes and coordinate changes
  • Managing all aspects of material requirements, including inventory levels, monthly delivery performance, and issue identification and escalation
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a collaborative relationship with Operations
  • Mitigates excess and obsolete inventory
  • Identify and prioritize production or delivery to resolve any shortfalls
  • Work with the Manufacturing partners and internal Sensus teams to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers
  • Reconcile AR/AP issues and drive root cause and corrective actions
  • Drive continuous improvement through implementing best practices and system enhancements
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, JIT and Kanban is a plus
Xylem

10,001+ employees

Innovative water solutions
Company Overview
Xylem helps consumers solve water. The company works to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe
Benefits
  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.
Company Core Values
  • Respect: for each other, for diversity of people and opinions, for the environment
  • Responsibility: for our words and actions, for customer satisfaction, for giving back to our communities
  • Integrity: for acting ethically, for doing what we say we’ll do, for having the courage to communicate with candor
  • Creativity: for thinking beyond boundaries, for anticipating tomorrow’s challenges, for unlocking growth potential