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Buyer / Planner

Cameron Craig Group Wheeling, IL
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Buyer / Planner

  • Consumer products manufacturer has a need for a Buyer / Planner due to a promotion
  • Organization has been in business for 36 years and recently expanded their product line which has created an addition to the supply chain team
  • This position is located in the Wheeling, IL corporate offices
  • Past placements describe the organization as fast paced, an exciting, challenging organization that offers an excellent work-life balance and a great collaborative team environment
  • Sponsorship and relocation assistance are not available
  • The department is expanding and they need a talented supply chain professional who is passionate, can be a leader and bring new ideas to a growing organization



  • Purchase and forecast finished goods; responsible for managing 500+ SKU’s
  • Monitor and analyze inventory levels for each product category and take appropriate action to maintain inventory levels within corporate guidelines, objectives and initiatives.
  • Responsible for building comprehensive sourcing and purchasing strategies both domestically and overseas
  • Review MRP messages and generate or revise purchase orders to meet customer and forecast demand and inventory plan.
  • Forecast using historical data and interface with customers to ensure inventory demands are being met
  • Maintain and update data in SAP and ensure the system is updated with current demand forecast.
  • Tracks and analyzes forecast variance/bias and updates forecasts and or safety stock to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, or business or related education is required
  • 2+ years of forecasting, demand planning and or supply planning in a manufacturing setting / corporate office is required.  Prefer experience and or understanding of purchasing
  • Prefer understanding of shelf-life and expirations; ideally coming from a food, consumer products or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of vendor score-carding, negotiations, managing vendors and streamlining / improving supplier relationships is a plus
  • Must be highly independent and results oriented, analytical, good at digging into the details and understands how to keep customers happy with on-time materials
  • Ability to make effective and presentations as needed
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and strong project planning skills
  • Advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP and MS Office required.  SAP is strongly preferred


Cameron Craig Group

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