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Position: Purchasing Manager

Company: Powell Industries
Location: Canton, OH


Job Description

Powell Industries is an engineered-to-order (ETO) business.  There are both challenges and opportunities inherent to an ETO business.  The two primary areas of focus for the Purchasing Manager are:  1) choosing and developing the right team and, 2) ensuring material availability at the lowest cost.  Success at Powell is greatly determined by not only managing and monitoring material status utilizing the Powell ERP system, but also by figuring out how the ERP system functional can be best utilized to enhance material availability, productivity improvements and cost saving opportunities.

The Purchasing Manager is responsible to:  hire and develop a team of buying professionals, procure materials and services for the business when required, control and develop the supply chain (including alternative actions), manage and drive cost reduction opportunities within the supply chain, negotiate cost reductions and implementation of contracts with suppliers, define the sourcing strategy to ensure the continuity of supply of materials to meet production plans, implementation of effective logistics models.  The Purchasing Manager will manage a staff of buyers as well as logistics, inventory and materials coordinators to achieve assigned strategic initiatives for purchasing and/or the business.  The Purchasing Manager will play an active role in the solicitation, evaluation and negotiation of material and/or service agreements.

• Ensure adherence to Powell safety and security rules by the purchasing staff and Powell suppliers and visitors.
• Develop and manage a professional purchasing staff.  Ensure we hire individuals who will meet or exceed job specifications.
• Assign objectives and measurable goals for each staff member that in total deliver the required results for the purchasing organization and the business
• Ensure the buying staff is trained properly to execute all actions required to ensure material availability when required, material accuracy and material cost optimization.
• Monitor and measure KPIs critical to purchasing at Powell.
• Monitor and measure KPIs critical to making improvement to material availability and material cost.
• Develop short and long term sourcing strategies for purchased materials and services utilized within the business; focused on optimizing value added improvement within the business and its supply base.
• Work with supply chain on developing strategic sourcing strategies and initiatives..
• Measure and monitor to ensure the working capital goals of the business are achieved.
• Drive value-engineering efforts based on knowledge of the Business and the materials and services used, the cost drivers of those materials and services, and the potential of using alternatives to those materials and services.
• Develop and implement processes that eliminate excess and/or obsolete purchased material inventory within the Business.
• Approve purchase orders of an amount within the limits of the Powell Delegation of Authority without additional approvals.
• Proactively advance professional knowledge and education.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in an ETO business
• Minimum 10 years of procurement experience, with 3-5 years in a leadership position

*Must know how to navigate in an ERP system and how the various material replenishment options work.
• Demonstrated managerial/leadership effectiveness
• Demonstrated analytical and root cause determination skills
• Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
• Strong demonstrated oral and written communication skills
• Strong computer skills
• Learn policies and procedures, work instruction, ISO policies, Safety Rules and Regulations, and vendor products
• Perform other related duties as assigned
• Travel may be required


*No relocation or sponsorship is available for this role.

Apply online at

For further information, please contact:

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Sierra Hudson
Senior Human Resources Generalist

Phone: 330.572.2517 |



Posted 4/11/24



Position: Production Inventory Control Manager
Reports to: Operations Manager

Company: H-P Products
Location: On site, 2000 West Main St. Louisville, OH 44641 

H-P Products, Inc. (Engineered Tube Bends Division), a premier manufacturer for industrial tube fabrications, is seeking a full-time Production Inventory Control Manager

We have a tight-knit group of dedicated individuals, and we attack monumental objectives together. And we hope you’ll join us! 


  • Manages materials planning team to maintain high service levels/product availability and optimize inventory levels.
  • Coordinates with operations and quality teams to maintain an effective supplier performance program to meet ISO requirements.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish company goals and objectives.
  • Drives a strategic cycle count program to improve on time delivery.
  • Analyzes inventory levels, production speed and product demand to determine reorder levels which will ensure product availability and minimize inventory cost.
  • Drive 95% or better on time delivery to our customers.


  • Certification in CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management)
  • 10 years of experience in Production Inventory Management.
  • College degree
  • At least 10 years of experience with inventory, distribution, sales, operation planning, and supply.
  • At least two years of experience in quality, technology, and continuous improvement.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated successful management position.
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Able to work in large job shop environment with quick turnaround expectations.

 What we Believe 
Safety – Our number one priority. We offer 360 degrees of wellbeing. 
Passion – Show pride and enthusiasm in all tasks, while having fun. 
Integrity – Treat all with respect and honesty. 

Results – Be accountable in pursuit of goals. 
Innovation – Search for a better way.

Interested individuals can apply at https://www.h-pproducts.com/careers/

Posted 2/14/24



Position:     Senior Buyer

Company:   Battle Motors

Location:    New Philadelphia, Ohio  

Battle Motors prides itself on delivering efficient, effective solutions for the heavy-duty work truck industry.   With the evolution of our new EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, we are growing faster than ever.   


At Battle Motors, we believe the most fulfilling place to work is where extraordinary people collaborate to solve difficult problems.


The Senior Buyer is responsible for procuring materials, supplies, parts, equipment, and services necessary to support the production of Battle Motors product lines while supporting the company’s goals of on-time delivery, quality, and profitability.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate pricing, delivery, and other terms to ensure mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  • Review and establish long-term agreements.
  • Identify and qualify new suppliers following appropriate ISO standards.
  • Partner with engineering to support value added engineering initiatives.
  • Lead specific projects to effect cost-savings across assigned components and/or product lines.
  • Monitor, evaluate and track supplier quality; implement corrective action when required.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Purchasing team to help ensure work is efficiently completed within the department.
  • Execute purchase orders and track inventory as required.
  • Other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.  Equivalent education and experience required.
  • 5+ years of experience in Purchasing, specifically direct raw material procurement, required.
  • Experience using an ERP for tasks related to purchasing required; experience with Epicor preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

Training and Job Knowledge Requirements

  • Excellent decision-making skills and a sense of urgency.
  • Strong negotiator with demonstrated experience achieving cost-savings.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and communicate specific requirements to vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several different tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Team player with keen problem-solving skills.
  • Recognize the Quality Management System and participate in the processes and procedures in the QMS ISO 9001:2015.

Interested candidates should email bmartz@battlemotors.com


Posted 2/3/23



Position:     Master Scheduler

Company:   Keystone Threaded Products

Location:    Valley View, Ohio  

Department:  Production

Shift:             First shift – possibly modified

Reports to:     Operations Manager

The Master Scheduler is responsible for the efficient scheduling of all aspects of production.  This will include the flow of material into, through and out of the building as well as all grinding, thread rolling, secondary operations, quality, engineering activities and the quoting process.   This position will play an integral leading the production planning process by establishing production schedules, assessing capacities and demand, as well as helping to determine forecast requirements while ensuring customer satisfaction.

Key Results Areas:

  • Efficient assignment of shop orders to appropriate machine, with consideration of available dies and capable operators to manufacture the highest quality precision roll threaded and machined products to meet or exceed customer expectation.
  • Cost-effective management and utilization of raw materials.
  • Cost-effective management of finished goods.
  • 100% passage of final quality inspections prior to shipment.
  • Strong commitment to, and demonstration of Keystone FAMILY core values.


  • Sales & Operations (S&OP) Interface
  • Oversee the review incoming sales orders.  Determine Production Plan – in stock, to be sawed, to be produced, to be outsourced. 
  • Work with the Sales Team in the timely and accurate development of proposals for both standard and “special” products.  Provide information regarding machine availability/lead time, tooling, outsourcing and other information pertinent to the quote and project.
  • Daily review and dialog with Sales Team regarding order status, potential variances in promised delivery dates and other issues that could affect our ability to satisfy our customer’s specifications and requirements.
  • Planning, Resource Utilization, and Operations Interface
  • Utilize Est-Track software in the timely and accurate creation of shop orders for all work done internally.   Provide any supplemental information to the Production Team Members pertinent to their work assignments – drawings, special instructions, or specifications.
  • Establish realistic, achievable production schedules, assess capacity, and ensure efficient utilization of equipment and manpower.
  • Balance sound knowledge of the following:
    • Capabilities and parameters of the machinery and equipment.
    • Abilities and skills of Production Team Members.
    • The “personalities and habits” of material grades and standards.
    • The needs of our customers, and appropriate priorities.
  • Audit work-in-process, open orders, and material status to ensure we meet or exceed our customers’ needs, deadlines, and budget.
  • Monitor capacity vs demand by production area and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Lead update meetings involving the production schedules and forecast attainment.
  • Assess current systems and processes and work with management to help implement improvements.
  • Analyze stock levels and sales forecasts to ensure adequate inventory to meet lead times, production needs and delivery goals.
  • Monitor actual output versus the Master Schedule and identify gaps.
  • Work collaboratively with such departments as Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Shipping, Order Entry and Customer Service to ensure up to date communication on scheduling, lead times, current demand, and capacities.
  • Work with production and engineering to establish accurate cycle times and set up times in routers.  Ensure routers are issued with standards for each scheduled operation.
  • Compile, prepare, and distribute various reports regarding labor hours, items shipped, etc.
  • Work with open order report to ensure schedules are maintained and communicate changes.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for manufacturing ERP software and other tools that support production & materials planning, capacity planning, and operational management.
  • Develop inventory plans to maintain target inventory levels.
  • Measure performance of all critical factors to ensure compliance to plans
  • Working with the Sourcing Manager, identify slow moving inventory and develop plans for waste reduction.
  • Assist with the introduction, modification, or discontinuation of products including maintaining parts numbers, inventory and order levels, and product lists, and communicating the status of the change.

Company Safety & Quality Policy Support

  • Actively participate in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees and compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations, and laws.
  • Administer the practices and principles of ISO within the Threaded Products Division within the scope of S&OP.


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing planning role.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with customers, vendors, peers, executives, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving, organizational, follow-up and a high comfort level balancing multiple priorities.
  • ERP background beneficial.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manufacturing or planning experience in roll threading ideal.
  • High degree of written, mathematical accuracy .
  • Excellent team leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • High School Diploma/Some College Preferred.

Interested candidates should email garyf@keystonethreaded.com


Posted 11/22/22



Position:  Logistics Engineer

Company: Hiab USA

Location:  Streetsboro, Ohio


Purpose of the position

●    The Logistics Engineer is responsible for executing continuous improvement initiatives across the Supply Chain. 
●    Focus areas will be on the physical flows of materials and related processes with the target to achieve a lean, scalable and sustainable supply chain
●    Provide technical and daily activities and understand the demand to develop material management activities, such as logistics or warehousing internally/externally
●    Provide a detailed plan to supply all parts and components to the Assembly Line based on different approaches: VMI, KanBan, Kitting, Supermarket, etc.

Main tasks and responsibilities

●    Site lead in warehouse layout, design and implementation taking all aspects of safety into account
●    Design and implement inbound/outbound flow of goods via 3PL provider in conjunction with operational and supply chain teams
●    Develop, carry out and maintain logistics systems and activities to meet business needs based on lean thinking and continuous improvement: review contractual commitments, customer specifications, or related information to determine logistics or support requirements.
●    Evaluate the effectiveness and current performance of the logistical processes and propose improvements.
●    Understand the business requirements for material management activities, identify the risks, develop logistic metrics, internal analysis tools, or key performance indicators for the business units and implement the processes to achieve the objectives. 
●    Analyze and interpret logistics data involving customer service, forecasting, purchasing activities, operations, inventory, transportation  or warehousing. Prepare or validate documents on logistics or management information systems.
●    Provide coaching, direct the work and training within your own responsibility area. Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders.
●    Lead value stream mapping activities and convert insights to improvement initiatives
●    Optimize material flow and inbound logistics between Warehouse and the Assembly Line, reduce shipping weights, increase handling efficiency and reduce damages
●    Support sourcing and purchasing teams with implementing standards for suppliers on how to supply our spare parts
●    Work closely with other supply chain specialists to continuously improve End-to-End supply chain in terms of cost, working capital, service level and Co2
●    Provide management, business control and supply chain colleagues with insights on cost drivers and contribute to developing cost models

What you’ll need to succeed

●    Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or Engineering
●    Minimum 5 years’ working experience in logistics management
●    Proven experience in warehouse layout/design and material flow optimization
●    Experience in 3PL design and implementation between company, suppliers and others suppliers
●    Analytical mindset and the ability to see the big picture
●    Skilled Microsoft suite and Google Suite user
●    Experience from working with improvement methods like Lean/Six Sigma 
●    Good co-operations skills with internal and external parties
●    Strong soft skills and leadership skills, (incl. communication, influence, negotiation, motivation)
●    Quality audits, management and development
●    Drive for continuous improvement
●    Process understanding and development attitude
●    Proven knowledge and ability to apply lean philosophy to improve process and 
●    Collaborative and a “can do” mind-set.

Required training:
●    LSS-Black Belt    Systems and tools
●    ERP
●    A3
●    8D
●    Kaizen
●    SPC
●    SIPOC
●    DMAIC
Language skills:
●    English requirement: written Excellent, spoken Good 

Apply at https://jobs.cargotec.com/Hiab/job/Streetsboro-Logistics-Engineer-OH/859028601/ 


Posted 10/27/22



Position Title:   Planner

Company: Automation Tool & Die

Location:  Valley City, OH

FLSA Status:         Exempt, Full Time
Summary:              This position is responsible for planning and scheduling, inventory control, work order management, and other miscellaneous tasks in a metal stamping and tool and die environment.

Support the organization’s mission and vision by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.


  • Prioritize and dispatch and monitor production requirements.
  • Plan and execute production planning scheduling to meet customer order requirements and production capacity load leveling.
  • Review materials cost and quality, and determine inventory levels, to maintain and enhance profitable operations.
  • Create or update work orders
  • Review raw material requirements for purchase orders.
  • Expedite any material needed/push out any material not needed.
  • Communicate daily any risks to Material Manager.
  • Enter PO’s to appropriate vendors;  Review open PO’s and manage incoming product to ensure delivery at appropriate time
  • Work with Tooling, Quality, and Sales to ensure proper material is being purchased.
  • Continually review options for cost savings/improved vendor relationships
  • Maintain and report continual improvement quality, on-time delivery and cost performance of key suppliers.
  • Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of materials flows within the company.
  • Identify root causes of material shortages and implement corrective actions.
  • Develop and maintain standard and operational and working practices to ensure policies and procedures are observed and comply with ATD quality system and the IATF/ISO standards.


  • Prioritize and dispatch production requirements.
  • Sourcing strategy development and execution which are aligned with ATD operational goals.
  • Increase inventory turns on Raw Material – reduce days on stock/improve cash flow.
  • Optimize material and service costs.
  • Drive Cost/Value Improvement across internal operations and the External Supply Chain Spend.
  • Identify potential new suppliers.
  • Participate in a cross functional team in the qualification and on-going audit of the supply base.
  • Identify key categories (commodities); develop comprehensive strategies; monitor the industry; drive and execute cost improvement projects.
  • Identify key suppliers; pro-actively monitor their health, performance, significant events, and the relationship; maintain supplier scorecards.


  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience.
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Excellent MRP/ERP knowledge and planning skills required. Global Shop Solutions software a plus.
  • Quality Management Systems knowledge including ISO standards.
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience, Kanbans, DTS, VMI, Kaizen, 5S
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, company products, technology and financial requirements

Interpersonal Skills

  • Project Management – Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Must be able to work within budgetary and time requirements and see tasks through to completion.
  • Team Work – Must have the interpersonal skills to support working cooperatively and have regard for others, the ability to work together as a team.
  • Willingness – Demonstrate an attitude of open-minded thinking and a desire to go above expectations.  Acceptance of delegation.  Openness to feedback.
  • Accountability and Communication – Desire to communicate progress and issues in a way that is clear, understandable and builds trust.
  • Organization – ability to comprehend and envision how processes, all work together - being able to see the whole picture - how everything needs to work together to complete a project – attention to detail.
  • Time Management – prioritize competing demands and overlapping responsibilities to stay on schedule to ensure and improve on efficiency.  Identify a means to an end to achieve goals.
  • Business Acumen - ability to recognize situations, make appropriate business decisions and behave in a way that represents ATD in a professional way.
  • Communication - speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Ability to quantify your needs, accept constructive feedback, cope with learning opportunities and support.
  • Work Independently - improve one’s own learning and performance, focused effort on goals, work towards improvement.

Physical Requirements

  • Candidate must wear Personal Protection Equipment while in manufacturing areas.
  • Must be able to lift, sit, and stand frequently.

 Applications are being accepted at https://www.atdcareers.com/


Posted 3/16/22



Position Title:   Tool & Die Administrator

Company: Automation Tool & Die

Location:  Valley City, OH

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt, Full Time
Summary:              This position performs various duties related to the Tool and Die Department; work order management, customer correspondence, and various projects as requested.

Support the organization’s mission and vision by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.

Job Duties

  • Tooling Order Entry & Acknowledgement – receive and reconcile customer orders against ATD Quotation.
  • Create or update work orders. 
  • Support the activities of the Tool & Die Department
    • TDRM Production die readiness (TP)
    • Unexpected Downtime (TDMT)
    • New Tooling (TO) – The following are the new tools that are currently being processed thru the department.
    • Tooling Repairs (TR) – external
    • Tooling Improvements (TI) – internal
    • Projects (PR)
  • Communicate with Materials and Production team when updates/changes have occurred.
  • Customer Service - provide focused attention to customers via telephone, email, or online portal and ensure that appropriate resources, which will deliver the most value to the overall objective, have been applied. 
  • Process and System Support – detailed review and entry of orders per the established ATD process into our ERP System, Global Shop Solutions (GSS).  Support others in related processes.
  • Make order acknowledgment decisions based on established policy and knowledge of our products, understanding the product realization timelines, anticipating needs and follow through to resolution.  Identify ways to serve and show that you care and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Office and Administrative Support - filing, record keeping, data entry. Assist in answering telephone calls. 
  • Department Support – Provide clerical support for Tooling Team (i.e. prepare research, coordinate meetings, take meeting minutes, prepare meeting documents, etc.)
  • Projects – assist on continual improvement projects to support the Company.
  • Workplace Organization - to ensure the smooth flow of information throughout ATD.


Job Specifications or Qualifications:

Minimum Education

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience.
 Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in business
Technical Skills
  • Minimum of two years’ previous Customer Service with data entry and use of MRP/ERP.
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Organization – ability to comprehend and envision how processes, people, transactions and records all work together - being able to see the whole picture - how everything needs to work together to complete a project, or organize an office, or manage a group to improve a situation, a setting, or a project – attention to detail.
Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional Communication – clear, understandable communication – both written and spoken, that builds trust.
  • Business Acumen - ability to recognize situations, make appropriate business decisions and behave in a way that represents ATD in a professional way.
  • Objectivity – pragmatic situation analysis and assessment to maintain integrity.
  • Working with Others - interpersonal skills to support working cooperatively and have regard for others, the ability to work together as a team.
  • Communication - of your own needs, accepting constructive feedback, coping with learning opportunities and support.
  • Willingness - to support the department and the company through teamwork.
Physical Requirements
  • Candidate must wear Personal Protection Equipment while in manufacturing areas.

Applications are being accepted at https://www.atdcareers.com/

Posted 3/16/22



Company:        RBB

Location:         Wooster, OH

Job Title:         Supply Chain Manager
Reports To:     CEO
FLSA Status:    Exempt
Our Supply Chain Manager directs internal and external activities related to all materials, supplies, and contracts. This includes sourcing decisions, supplier negotiations, price quoting, purchasing, plus inventory movement, storage, and processing. This role is responsible for the timely delivery of cost-effective materials to production, the accurate control and flow of all parts inventory, and the continuous streamlining of all related procedures and activities to reduce cost and improve service to clients. Also vital to the Supply Chain Manager’s role is helping RBB grow through innovation and developing new service programs with clients.
This list describes the general task expectations. Other duties may be assigned.
  • The #1 job of the Supply Chain Manager is to provide the right materials to production, of the required quality, on time, at the lowest possible cost, so the client receives their order when they need it.
  • Innovate supply chain solutions to help RBB grow. This includes working with clients in various ways to customize our service offerings as required to secure new business.
  • Manage a cohesive purchasing staff to quote and procure the correct materials promptly at the lowest possible cost.
  • Continuously monitor and evolve our sourcing strategy to deliver maximum component availability at minimum inventory cost.
  • Proactively and directly address materials supply issues with clients and suppliers.
  • Develop all team members; assure adequate cross-training such that absences are invisible to our clients.
  • Negotiate prices and terms. Develop supplier relationships that ensure mutual success.
  • Direct the Materials Supervisor for the stockroom, shipping, and receiving functions; assure excellent cooperation and seamless daily integration between the stockroom and production.
  • Support the Engineering & Quality Manager in addressing quality-related issues with suppliers.
  • Closely coordinate with production scheduling to ensure rapid order acknowledgments and excellent client feedback.
  • Create new systems/procedures to simplify providing materials; be a leader in our digital transformation evolution.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes to improve efficiency or performance.
  • Monitor suppliers’ activities to assess performance in meeting quality or delivery requirements. Provide feedback; adjust sourcing strategy as required.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Monitor industry trends and forecasts to identify changes and predict supply chain effects.
  • Provide written and oral communications both internally and externally frequently.


  • LMA
  • Quoting and Purchasing Responsiveness
  • Cost of Materials compared to Quoted Cost
  • Inventory Accuracy and Control
  • Supplier Relations
  • Supplier Performance Reporting
  • Innovation / new program development
  • Performance to budget
Include but are not limited to the following list.
  • Buyers
  • Materials Supervisor


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
  • Required: 5-10 years purchasing or supply chain supervisory/management experience
  • Desired:
    • Experience/expertise in the electronics industry
    • Hands-on supply chain experience: LEAN, ISO, ERP, MRP, supplier negotiation, contracts, etc.
    • Experience in inventory control and reduction
    • Degree in engineering, organization development, or business
    • APICS certification


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to inspire and lead all different types of people.
  • Effectively assess, develop and coach necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in the supply chain team.
  • Great at holding themselves and others accountable in a positive work environment.
  • Ability to continuously problem-solve and reshuffle resources without getting stressed.
  • Willing to make bold and sometimes quick decisions.
  • Must be able to make and keep commitments reliably.
  • Good coach, listener, counselor, and, when necessary, willing to employ discipline.
  • Good at math, charts, trend analysis, etc.
  • MS Office competence (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Exchange) plus others as needed.
  • Expert ERP/MRP knowledge and familiarity; ability to teach others in their use
  • The initiative and skill to design and develop business procedures to match our highly responsive environment.


Physical requirements and work conditions:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • The position is regularly required to talk, hear, and see very well. Accommodations can be made, but the demands of the work are significant.
  • This position is active and requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and reaching with hands and arms; occasionally.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds.
  • The employee must reliably transport self to a wide variety of meeting places and settings.
  • Some amount of hybrid (home + office) work can be expected.

Interested parties may apply at https://www.rbbsystems.com/about-us/careers 

Posted 12/16/21



Company:        RBB

Location:         Wooster, OH


Job Title:               Buyer
Department:          Purchasing
Reports To:           Supply Chain Manager
FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt
The primary responsibilities of the Buyer are to purchase materials and supplies from a wide variety of suppliers, using an assortment of tools and systems. Expedite shipping of materials as needed to meet customer expedites. Prepare material quotes for their customer base. Collaborate with sales, engineering and scheduling team members on all aspects of quote and order execution.
This list describes the general task expectations. Other duties may be assigned. 
  • Get the right materials at the right time, of the right quality at the lowest price while minimizing inventory.
  • Reduce quote and new order turn-around times and relay clean/complete jobs to manufacturing on a consistent basis.
  • Locate suppliers through the internet and other industry sources.
  • Enter Purchase Orders into the ERP system accurately and in a timely manner using the MRP and EPOR.
  • Purchase parts and supplies, using the method that is best for the given supplier the (phone, fax, email and/or EDI).
  • Set up accounts and terms with suppliers.
  • Negotiate best price, best delivery, improved terms, and other relationship issues.
  • Meet regularly along with the Supply Chain Manager , with suppliers, sales reps and manufacturers to communicate and resolve supply chain difficulties.
  • Handle short shipments, defective parts, wrong parts and returns.  
  • Research and obtain samples, data sheets, and catalogs as needed.
  • Collaborate with engineering team members to identify alternatives and sources for obsolete/difficult to find components.
  • Set up incoming delivery schedules and revise when necessary to accommodate changes to customer demand.
  • Follow up on expected deliveries to keep Production supplied with parts.
  • Support CCT and Supply Chain improvement and growth initiatives.
  • Adhere to all RBB Quality System procedures.
  • Pursue Supplier Corrective Actions Requests (CAR’s) as needed.


Include but are not limited to the following list: None
  • Quoting.
  • Materials planning.
  • Material expedite.
  • Purchase material.
  • Maintain PPV.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to maintain positive, constructive relationships in a fast paced, high stress environment.
  • Ability to work without close supervision (independent, able to prioritize, ask for help, etc.).
  • Ability to work overtime when the business requires it.


Education and Experience:
  • Associate’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ purchasing experience with MRP, ERP, EDI and related supply chain technologies are needed.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.


Physical requirements and work conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  This position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and reach with hands and arms; all day.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds,
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to adequately hear telephone callers.
  • Must be able to travel to multiple meeting sites occasionally. 
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read/decipher customer documents.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to understand customers.
  •  Able to make and take phone calls.
  •  Able to sit at a desk for long periods.


Interested parties may apply at https://www.rbbsystems.com/about-us/careers 


Posted 12/16/21



Job Title: Sr. Demand Planner

Company: Meggitt

Location: Akron, Ohio

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 10,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


Job Designation

The Sr. Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products for major platforms and segments of the business. This position develops and updates, on a regular cadence, the unconstrained demand plan in support of the Global Sales & Operations Planning (0-18 month’s minimum S&OP horizon), RF and budget processes.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Develop unconstrained demand plans utilizing all sources of demand signal and market intelligence, deliver and communicate changes to previous plan into the ERP / MRP
  • Digital Transformation (towards big data). Build, leverage and train others to use advanced analytical tools, for example, proliferating use of Power BI to Analyze and report on previous forecast errors (utilizing pareto and root cause analysis) to deploy improved accuracy and changes of behavior / process with key stakeholders
  • Help build out the Demand Review step of the Site’s S&OP process. Deliver min/max and most likely forecast scenarios with quantified assumptions, insight, analysis and recommendations to help resolve customer requirements with quantified risks & opportunity development / management of action plans
  • Engage key customer meetings/trips as necessary (collaborating with marketing) to “give” visibility and enable us to “get” insights to future demand, while documenting into CRM system insights/opportunities and deploying next step action plans.
  • High Performance Culture leader and exemplar, develop continuous improvements plans for the engagement and HPS across integrated operations and customer facing functions. Requires strong lateral leadership and demonstrated management aptitude for succession and upward mobility
  • Travel as required up to 25%

Job Specifications

Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree (required) Master's Degree (preferred)

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  10 or more years’ of experience in combinations of Supply Chain Planning, Sales/Marketing, Demand Planning and Data Analytics 
                                                             CIPS / ASCM or APICS Qualification

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities List 

  • Respond daily to demand and supply changes and proactively drive the Site to deliver a stable, feasible plan that achieves the Site’s customer fulfillment and operations efficiency targets
  • 8 or more years providing training, assistance and lateral leadership to peers cross functionally, and/or managing direct reports
  • 5 or more years’ experience in Sales or Marketing
  • 5 or more years’ experience with advanced analytics packages (i.e. Power BI)
  • Previous Demand Planning experience within other organizations, with focus on customer collaboration, deep hands on statistical forecasting and consensus demand planning
  • Strong understanding of the end to end Supply Chain and Demand Planning’s influence upon it
  • Experience of working within and influencing an organizations Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports with recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines and targets
  • Aerospace & Defense or related industry experience preferred
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong prioritization & Decision making skills
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Team building & Conflict management skills
  • Experience of working within ERP (SAP preferred) and Supply Chain Planning software tools (i.e. Avercast, Servigistics)
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Demonstrated proficiency positioning the company well with customers
  • Experience working with complex assembly products and manufacturing processes for mechanical and electrical component parts working within full systems
  • Experience and knowledge of complex channels to market, working across OE and AM customer base

Samantha Rodriguez

Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter

Meggitt-USA, Inc.



Posted 6/9/20



Position: Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Location: Bedford Height, OH

Ajilon Executive Search has an immediate need for an experienced
Shipping, Receiving or Warehouse Leader for one of our great
Manufacturing Clients growing in the Bedford Heights, Oh Area. If you
have the experience, knowledge and passion to grow upward in Shipping,
Receiving & Warehousing….Please apply today!


Minimum 5 to 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
working in the shipping/receiving department.
Experience shipping product per Military Specifications (WAWF or Wide
Area Workflow).
Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience supervising a shipping/receiving
Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience with ITAR licensing, preferred.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Proficiency operating an ERP system. MAS 500 experience would be very
Ability to handle instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform
the functions of the position.
Professional verbal communication is required.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.
Able to read and interrupt engineering drawings.
Experience with UPS and FED-EX shipping software.
US citizen is a must.

Tijana Milev
Executive Recruiter- Search & Consultant at Ajilon
T 216.328.0888


Posted 6/9/20


Position:  Master Scheduler

Location: Wooster, OH

The ideal candidate should have the following education/certifications, work experience, and skill set:
Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Business or Industrial Engineering from four-year college or university.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 - 12 years of manufacturing experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a planning/master scheduling role is required, MRP software experience and MRP implementation experience a plus.
  • APICS/ CPIM certification required.

The following requirements must be met:

  • 3-5 years of experience scheduling a job shop, production facility
  • The ability to work with diverse groups including customers, sales, engineers, procurement and production
  • Experience in the truck equipment industry is also desirable but not required
  • Fast learner, strong organizational skills, and time management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project)
  • Must have the ability to think outside of the box to solve scheduling issues as they arise.
  • Must be energetic and positive
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Job responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the production team and area management to monitor production capacity and lead times to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Work with shop management to coordinate shop capacity to ensure production schedule is kept on track.
  • Participate in forecasting activities to ensure the flow of key components is enough quantities to keep production running at an efficient level.
  • Maintain database for all critical path inventory in stock and on order.
  • Assign available inventory to new customers orders.
  • Work with purchasing to expedite delivery of material to meet production schedule
  • Work with logistics team to establish transportation route and timing of finished products.
  • Work with Sales team to establish of customer supplied goods (Truck Chassis).
  • Provide updates to sales team when production milestones are reached or are in jeopardy of needing to be altered.
  • Assist sales team during quoting process by providing accurate lead times for potential new orders including equipment availability and available production capacity.



Interested candidates can contact:

Casey Miezin

VP of Recuiting at Gayhart & Associates




Posted 12/16/19



Position:  Lead Product Manager, Air Manufacturing Innovation

Company:  NIKE

Location: Beaverton, Oregon (Portland area)

About Air MI: https://about.nike.com/pages/airmi-home

From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products. The Air Manufacturing Innovation (AirMI) Technology team needs a strong Product Manager with experience working
in an agile environment, who’s focus will be to deliver the right solution to customers with the highest quality and shortest lead time. In partnership with Architects, Business Stakeholders, Customers, and Product Owners you will create the Product/solution vision and be responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition of multiple end-2-end Manufacturing technology platforms.


  • ·      Define and communicate Program vision and roadmap; ensure alignment to company strategies and business case/ROI development.
  • ·      Define Epics, manage and prioritize the Program backlog on an ongoing basis
  • ·      Work with stakeholders to define Features from Epics
  • ·      Understand current and future customer needs, define features, determine success criteria, validate solutions, and evaluate customer satisfaction
  • ·      Ensure teams have the full context and understanding of customers and business environment to create valuable solutions
  • ·      Provide oversight of strategy, technical, and transition management aspects
  • ·      Assess the business impact of different solutions and the trade-offs between customer needs, technology requirements and costs
  • ·      Collaborate with Release Management to determine the optimum release strategy and Product Owners to optimize Feature delivery to the customers
  • ·      Analyze and communicate customer adoption, performance, time to market, quality and other metrics to stakeholders
  • ·      Ensure Program priorities have necessary funding and review cost of accepted features
  • ·      Build an effective Product Manager/Product Owner team and partnership with stakeholders
  • ·      Understand how features are performing, the level of customer satisfaction, and provide suggestions for improvements


  • ·      Expert understanding of best-at manufacturing software solutions including SCM, ERP, MES and Analytics with the ability to quickly learn the Nike Technology ecosystem
  • ·      Strong understanding of business and operational processes related to Apparel/Footwear end-2-end Manufacturing
  • ·      Advanced understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies and how they’re applied in workplace culture
  • ·      Able to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions while developing innovative solution designs for the future
  • ·      Effective collaboration and relationship management
  • ·      Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally.  Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management
  • ·      Experience leading global cross-functional efforts and in resolving complex issues
  • ·      Proven ability to respond to and prioritize changing demands effectively coupled with the ability to anticipate customer needs
  • ·      Proven track record of being self-directed, results orientated with demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive goals despite ambiguity and multiple priorities.


·      5+ years Product Management experience with Bachelor’s degree

·      Experience working with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, LEAN, Kanban etc.

·      Past leadership experience within Product Management preferred

·      APICS certification preferred

·      Proven track record of successful MES assessment and implementation required

·      Experience with QMS, process management and maintenance systems in an manufacturing environment preferred


Primary Location - US-OR-Portland

Organization -  Nike

Schedule -  Full-time

Travel - 10 % of the Time



Brent Rogers, NIKE, Inc. 

Senior Diversity Sourcer



Posted 12/9/19



Job Title:           Scheduling Manager

Company:        Delta Systems

Department:      Materials Management

Reports To:       Supply Chain Director

FLSA:                  Exempt  


Summary:  Supports the SOP by developing the production and inventory plans for Manufacturing with a goal of balancing sales forecasts and customer demand with capacity, manpower, lead-time, and inventory.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:



  • Develops the master schedule, implements the production schedule, and establishes inventory requirements to meet customer delivery
  • Collaborates with manufacturing to determine production hours and manufacturing personnel required to support the build plan.
  • Monitors capacity, inventory, and lead-times and coordinates with Manufacturing, Planning, and Purchasing to ensure Delta’s ability to meet Customer commitments.
  • Analyzes sales forecasts and customer demands. Reports significant variances and schedules regular meetings with Sales to review and reconcile forecast variances. 
  • Adjusts schedules to meet changing supply and demand requirements.
  • Coordinates with appropriate Delta personnel to communicate and implement scheduling/delivery/FG revision changes.
  • Coordinates with Purchasing to document residual inventory and works with Program Management and Engineering to eliminate or minimize residual inventory.
  • Coordinates with Program Management, Sales, and Sourcing to ensure successful new product launch.
  • Enters and maintains production work orders in the ERP business system.
  • Calculates and reports weekly and monthly KPI as required
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Manages employees in scheduling and provides overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of Scheduling department.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the activities within Scheduling.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  • Conducts interviews, makes hiring decisions, and trains employees for vacant positions in Scheduling.
  • Plans, assigns and directs the work of subordinate Scheduling employees to meet completion dates.
  • Manages employee performance through appraisals, rewards, recognition and performance improvement plans and manages employee compensation adjustments.
  • Addresses all employee complaints and grievances, works to resolve issues.


Education and/or Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Prerequisites for this position include a bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) from four-year college or university, a minimum of five years production scheduling experience in an ERP-based manufacturing environment, APICS or CPSM certification, and proficiency in MS Office.  This position also requires that employees possess and/or demonstrate the relevant competencies as outlined in Delta’s Competency Matrix. Experience in EPICOR is preferred.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk and/or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, please email Thourihan@deltasystems.com

Posted 9/12/19



Position: Customer Service Team Manager

Company:  Smith Foods

Location: Orville, Ohio



The Customer Service Team Manager is responsible for leading a team of Customer Service Representatives supporting the daily order to cash function of National Accounts, Food Service and Contract Manufacturing. Customer facing tasks include processing customer orders and providing effective customer service for internal and external customers by utilizing in-depth knowledge of company products and services. This role is also responsible for documenting processes as well as identifying and implementing process efficiencies with the goal of continuously improving the service experience for both internal and external customers.  

Department Duties   

  • Direct the daily operations of the Customer Service team with ownership and oversight of day to day execution as well as driving strategic improvement opportunities  
  • Lead daily team status meetings  
  • Oversee all personnel related activities of the team which includes employee development and training, coaching, staffing decisions, disciplinary action, performance monitoring, time management, workload management, delegation and prioritization of work, and annual performance reviews  
  • Set goals and clear expectations for the team related to service metrics, attention to detail, customer engagement, and productivity  
  • Coordinate and manage Customer Service projects and initiatives  
  • Identify process gaps and offer sustainable solutions that drive efficiencies and/or improve service to customers  
  • Analyze data and create reporting for internal and/or external customers using the available systems and tools   
  • Provide timely and accurate information to customers concerning; products, order status, pricing, delivery times, complaints and product knowledge requests   
  • Serve as a single point of contact within the organization and escalation path for the resolution of customer issues   
  • Engage cross functionally to solve problems and provide solutions to complex customer and business issues  
  • Partner with Sales to meet and exceed customer’s service expectations  
  • Understand the internal and customer supply chains in order to ensure efficient and cost effective ordering, production, and shipping to meet SmithFoods and customer expectations  
  • Responds to and provides timely feedback to external and internal customer inquiries or service failures in a professional and service oriented manner  
  • Manage customer orders/changes in the SmithFoods order management system  
  • Process delivery tickets daily, making necessary adjustments based on established procedures and work with administrative services to ensure proper billing information is received  
  • Continually works towards personal development    


Required Duties of all Associates   

  • Manage all company business according to the cultural objectives of the company (values and behaviors)   
  • Understand and execute the principles of the company’s Operational Excellence program driving the right behaviors, standards and continuous improvement across all operating entities  
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as required to advance the business interests of the company  
  • Compliance with all company and regulatory policies/guidelines relating to associate safety, food safety and food quality  
  • Other duties as assigned   

  Position Type/Expected Hours of Work   

  • Monday – Friday full-time  
  • Additional hours and days (holidays, week-ends) as required   

EEO Statement   

SmithFoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for employment, recruitment, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, pay, benefits, lay-off, demotion or termination of employment will be made without consideration of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military status, ancestry, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state or local law.  

To apply, please visit - Customer Service Manager


Posted 8/26/19




Company:  Paladin Attachments, part of Stanley Infrastructure/Stanley Black & Decker

POSITION FUNCTION: To manage purchased items to reduce and control costs while improving supplier quality and delivery performance.  Ensure Supply Chain is optimized to support current and future needs of the business. 


  • Manage supply base to improve quality and delivery performance
  • Identify and execute material cost savings
  • Identify and select new suppliers
  • Publish monthly performance reports as required
  • Update / maintain supplier and purchasing records within ERP system
  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best value among potential suppliers.
    Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders
  • Actively participate in various continuous improvement projects and initiatives both inside and outside of material planning function
  • Maintain and follow proper compliance and quality systems requirements
    Proactively manage the transition of materials from the suppliers, and identify/resolve delivery problems
  • Use the forecast for product line supported using forecasting module of ERP system to enable the execution of MSP/MRP
  • Product structure maintenance and new product set-up structure in ERP system
  • Perform all other assigned duties
  • Manage direct report buyers


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, preferably in Supply Chain, Operations or equivalent
  • 5-7 years prior experience in manufacturing supply chain environment
  • Understanding of Materials Resource Planning (MRP) and capacity planning
  • Computer knowledge including spreadsheets, word processing, order entry, inventory systems, etc. Syteline / Infor experience a plus
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. Organizational skills and ability to handle multi-tasks. Digital and dexterity coordination in the use of computer input, etc. Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • APICS Certification or Integrated Resource Management is preferred. Courses in MRP, JIT, and Purchasing can be considered substitutes with on the job training


Position exists within an office environment with limited travel requirements.  Entire day is spent either sitting or walking to complete tasks. May work around machinery requiring close attention to safety. May require the use of eye protection and hearing protection.


Typically requires close visual attention to work being performed and considerable sitting for long periods of time with occasional stooping, bending, reaching, standing, grasping, feeling, etc.  May require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or to otherwise move objects of up to, but not limited to, 10 lbs.  Frequent repetitive motion tasks performed

Please send resumes to Ron.Henderson@sbdinc.com


Posted 8/9/19




Plant Level Position with responsibilities for the day-to-day planning, scheduling, and purchasing of all manufacturing operations for Slice Mfg Studios, LLC – Akron, OH.


REPORTS TO:  General Manager.


WORKS WITH:  Purchasing, Business Development, Technical, and Plant Personnel.  Indirectly works with Customers and Accounting.     



  • Plans, schedules, and tracks manufacturing operations, establishing an attainable and executable schedule.
  • Runs and works with the Material Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling, and Purchasing tools in the ERP System.
  • Reviews production schedules and related information and confers with department personnel to determine material requirements to identify overdue materials and to track material.
  • Confers with manufacturing personnel to determine progress of work and to provide information on changes in delivery dates to the customer.
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to departments, according to job order priorities and material availability.
  • Computes raw material requirements.
  • Compiles and maintains manual or computerized records such as material inventory, in process production reports, and status and location of materials.
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedules.
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.
  • Updates System Safety Stock Levels.
  • Defines Resources for BOM’s.
  • Prioritizes and expedites Jobs/Orders as needed. 
  • Works with Business Development to define/improve Customer ship dates.
  • Schedules (finite) all manufacturing equipment.
  • Generates required reports.
  • Follows all company and local work rules, safety rules and policies
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to Multi-Task.
  • Professional, Organized, Diligent and a Logical Thinker.
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, MRP/ERP systems required.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate with multiple levels of organization from production floor to management. 


  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in business or supply chain, preferred.
  • Job Shop experience preferring.  Machining knowledge a plus.
  • 2-5 years in planning, scheduling and purchasing in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience implementing MRP/ERP system a plus.

Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, reach, bend, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as reading handwritten and or typed material and having the ability to stay focused.


Please send resumes to:


Posted 2/6/19



Service, Materials and Logistics Manager

  • Avery Dennison
  • 670 Hardy Rd, Painesville, OH 44077, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description


Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description


The Service, Materials and Logistics Manager manages activities of those engaged in the movement of raw and finished materials, storage, production scheduling, and inventory control activities, including transportation, distribution, and logistics. The Service, Materials and Logistics Manager will maintain customer relations with regard to supply side/service activities and will be responsible for the production and finished goods procurement processes, order fulfillment and logistics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, coach, and facilitate short-term and long-range objectives related to the overall supply chain function
  • Supervise and work in a hands-on role that will include daily planning/scheduling, procurement, and logistics management.
  • Plan and forecast inventory to include managing inventory levels and inventory turns and minimizing obsolescence, scrap, aged inventories and inventory reserves.
  • Continuously improve strategic processes involving forecasting, demand management, and the development of effective internal tools
  • Maximize production efficiency through reduced changeovers and downtime due to raw materials/component shortages.
  • Develop and implement new, effective programs/policies for supplier, transportation and logistic management.
  • Provide daily, weekly, and monthly inventory & service reports as well as participate in the monthly metrics review.
  • Provide project management and Supply Chain, Materials Management, and Logistics leadership.
  • Accountable for departmental budget and project deliverables. Secure and allocate appropriate resources and manage projects to meet Divisional goals and achieve financial objectives.
  • Lead cross-functional teams on projects. Communicate and work with all levels of the organization. Manage a large multi-function program or a set of projects. Interact with colleagues, suppliers and customers.
  • Strong awareness of competition and impact of strategies and tactics in the marketplace.
  • Leverage internal/external experts in network to accomplish goals.
  • Expert in Enterprise Lean Sigma (ELS) process. Lead the formulation and development of projects. Provide direction and guidance to project leader. Monitor progress on schedule, budget and technical output. Provide guidance to the team on ELS projects.
  • Responsible for clear, focused leadership to further reduce the barriers to delivering competitive advantage via global size and scale.
  • Actively engage in translating best practices in the areas of experimental and organizational design and development, cost modeling and developing enhanced internal and external relationships to support local and international businesses.
  • Responsible for delivery of short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization’s credibility with the business and creating opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business.
  • Use business trends and customer needs to create actionable goals that create competitive advantage.
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations.

Employee Development & Management:

  • Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure Global Performance Management System is up-to-date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.
  • Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed.
  • Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.
  • Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Business Ethics and Values.
  • Perform general management duties, exercising usual authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.
  • Act as a team role model and change-agent.
  • Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.
  • Coordinate team efforts, create and manage a regional strategy and team operating plan.

Strategic Transformation and Long-term Strategy Development:

  • Provide leadership to select local and/or global Supply Chain initiatives.
  • Develop and execute appropriate business plans/multi-generation Supply Chain plans to identify trends, opportunities for marketplace advantage and new ideas for products, processes and services. Direct Supply Chain activities.
  • Develop Supply Chain Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures (OGSM) for assigned area and confirm linkage to global business strategies.
  • Lead benchmarking of Supply Chain-related topics in support of divisional goals.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
  • 5+ years in Supply Chain Management or related experience
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of material management including procurement, supplier management, planning, scheduling, capacity management, forecasting, logistics, production, and inventory control. APICS certification strongly recommended
  • Project lead experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS, continuous flow, cellular etc.) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.
  • Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels and execution.
  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization
  • Excellent organizational and people skills, project management skills, with an ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate to both internal and external stakeholders and business partners.
  • Experience working within Oracle EB2 preferred.

Additional Information


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


To apply, please visit:


Posted 8/7/18


POSITION: Production Scheduler                                              

DEPARTMENT: Production Control




The Production Scheduler is responsible for the scheduling of all assigned production jobs in accordance with the scheduling guidelines, dedicated equipment program and/or master production schedules. His / Her objective is to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction through meeting customer request dates or inventory replenishment dates, while simultaneously maximizing efficiency by minimizing total set-up time. The Scheduler establishes the negotiated date on customer orders after scheduling the work order and establishing the date the product will be in Finished Goods (original finished goods date).  This will include all internal and external sub-contractor processing.  In the event that the original Finished Goods date on a work order cannot be achieved and after the appropriate management review and action has occurred, the Scheduler is also responsible for ensuring that rescheduling takes place, both on the work order and any impacted customer orders, to ensure the customers are made aware of order changes immediately. 


The Production Planner and the Production Scheduler may be the same employee in smaller sites, but combined this function is one of the most critical to achieving high customer satisfaction levels in terms of responsiveness to new orders, maintaining inventory on or before stock is depleted, and providing up-to-date and relevant delivery information. 



  • Schedule all assigned production jobs promptly within the parameters of the dedicated equipment and/or master production schedule.
  • Coordinate machine time and manpower availability with manufacturing staff to ensure the availability of adequate resources to successfully execute the work order on time. 
  • Maintain updated schedules of resource availability ensuring the schedule reflects machine down-time, employee vacation time, and/or established shut-down schedules.
  • Schedules all subcontract work as necessary and coordinates with operations on the shipment and receipt to and from the subcontractor.  This includes all expedited material, and maintaining an accurate communication log with the subcontractor.
  • Coordinates and responds to sales order date improvement requests in a timely manner (526/527/528 cycle).
  • After all alternative options have been reviewed to minimize impact, if necessary, reschedule all Work Orders, and impacted Customer Orders, in a timely manner to ensure that each has current and accurate dates which reflect when the product will be available to ship.  Ensures updated notes (time and date stamped) on all orders to facilitate effective communication between customer service and the customer.  Uses the 526/527/528 cycle effectively to communicate inside the organization.
  • Actively participates in the assigned production review meetings.
  • Actively review customer backlog report, especially overdue and near term orders, and take necessary corrective action or work assignment to maximize customer service.
  • Drive the jobs through production by establishing the priorities with the Supervisor.  This may include generating a work assignment list for each assigned workcenter.
  • Ensure Operations Management is advised immediately of operation problems or opportunities.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position, as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all SPIROL policies, procedures, and safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform special projects and/or prepares special reports as assigned.
  • Minimize waste and conserve energy through reuse, recycling, and following Environmental Management System practices.



  • Timely scheduling of new Work Orders allowing a response to the customer which meets or exceeds their expectation in terms of response time (order acknowledgement).
  • 0% Work Orders overdue to their current Finished Goods Dates.
  • <10% Work Orders overdue to their original Finished Goods Date due to poor scheduling.
  • >95% On-Time Delivery to Finished Goods through effective scheduling and work assignment.
  • Sales Orders are on 526 for less than one day due to lack of timely response from scheduling.
  • Timely submission of accurate product information.
  • Unreported or unexcused absenteeism not to exceed 2% of total hours worked.




  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Must possess strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Must have analytical mind and be attentive to detail.
  • Must perform accurately, independently, and be organized, as well as be able to prioritize.
  • Target Wonderlic of 25 with a minimum of 20.
  • Target Bennett Mechanical of 80% with a minimum of 70%.


Interested candidates may email their resumes to:  Phillip.Costanzo@spirol.com


Posted 7/24/18



Position Title:  Supply Chain Associate
Department: Warehouse
Reports To: Supply Chain Supervisor
Direct Reports: None
Classification: Exempt
Location: Warehouse

Position Summary:
The Supply Chain Associate will be responsible for the scheduling and tracking of all shipments, as well as ensuring the accuracy of sales orders. The position will monitor communications of all internal and external customers to make sure questions are answered and challenges are resolved in a professional and timely manner.

Position Responsibilities:
• Analyze, recommend, and implement solutions to meet order requirements
• Understand processes, systems, tools, and technology to effectively manage order fulfillment, analyze shipping costs, maintain required schedules, and communicate/escalate problems and requirements
• Resolve both internal and external requests related to issues or questions with shipments and orders
• Identify, build, and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and customers
• Regularly confirm and document status of deliverables for orders
• Collaborate with co-workers to effectively manage workflow and priorities
• Demonstrate a professional, driven, and positive attitude and work ethic
• Pull and prep shipments as needed
• Responsible for all outbound shipment requests
• Assist with physical inventories
• Complete cycle counts as requested
• Coordinate trade show materials, costs, orders and shipments
• Perform other job duties as assigned

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities:
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent follow up skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Detail oriented
• Self-motivated
• Organized and process driven
• Ability to multi-task and respond to multiple inquiries
• Must be a professional and proven team player with customer focus

Credentials and Experience:
Bachelor Degree preferred
Proficient user of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Minimum 2 years office experience required

Special Requirements:
Ability to work flexible schedule, assist all team members as needed

Candidates can apply via website: http://www.invent.org/about-us/careers/

Posted 6/26/18



Position Title: Supply Chain Specialist

Company: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Department: Warehouse
Reports To: Supply Chain Manager
Direct Reports: None
Classification:  Full-Time/Exempt
Location: North Canton, OH

Position Summary:
Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that all sales orders, production orders, and inventory data are entered into inventory management system accurately and timely; research and resolve issues impacting the accuracy of the data; responsible for the entry of all new products, Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and inventory adjustments.

Position Responsibilities:
• Maintain the accuracy of sales, production and inventory data in inventory management system
• Ensure materials are issued to appropriate manufacturing orders as required
• Verify manufacturing orders and purchase order receipt transactions are entered timely and accurately through daily review, post purchasing batches and close manufacturing orders
• Facilitate weekly finished goods inventory
• Plan and facilitate the taking of physical inventories and cycle counts as required
• Manage the physical inventory and resolve discrepancies
• Make all necessary inventory adjustments
• Manage inbound shipping processes to ensure timely and cost effective procedures are being followed
• Monitor and approve the usage of approved carriers and inbound shipping methods
• Works closely with Purchasing and Supply Chain Managers to ensure materials are ordered timely in support of production requirements
• Develop annual production plan for material requirements and production
• Enter manufacturing orders (MO’s) as needed
• Develop and update standard operating procedures and work instructions
• Perform other job duties as assigned

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities:
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Knowledge of international shipping methods
• Knowledge of large and small package delivery systems
• Ability to quickly adapt and make critical decisions
• Ability to multi-task and respond to multiple inquiries
• Organized and process driven
• Detail oriented
• Must be a professional and proven team player with customer focus

Credentials and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree
• Minimum 3-5 years office experience required
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Proficient with Microsoft GP, inventory management system

Special Requirements:
Ability to work flexible schedule, assist all team members as needed, perform all functions of a Supply Chain Coordinator

Candidates can apply via website: http://www.invent.org/about-us/careers/

Posted 6/26/18



Job Title:                                  Buyer/Planner (Core Products)

Company:                                 American Cap Company

Location:                                  Wheatland, PA

Reports To:                              Supply Chain Manager

Department:                             Operations




The Buyer/Planner Core Products reviews sales order requirements, determines materials required to complete sales orders and schedules the work required to complete sales orders so that production and required deliveries are completed on-time.  In addition, manages the inventory of raw materials and sourced product so that the Company meets all customer requirements.  Provides inputs to shipment schedules, plans and forecasts production while developing production schedules to support manufacturing requirements supporting customer requirements.  Plan and schedule raw material and component’s parts from suppliers as required.


AUTHORITY: This individual has authority over no other employee but may ask others within their department to help them with tasks. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include the following but is not limited to:


Prepares and releases production routers to manufacturing floor.


Plan and coordinates with International Suppliers the delivery of required product.


Reviews computerized inventory of raw materials against present and anticipated sales orders.  Activates reorder points where judgment determines an anticipated shortfall.


Maintains the master production schedule for the facility, reviewing daily to adjust for changes in customer’s requirements, delay in receiving raw materials, availability of production equipment, etc.  Advise all appropriate parties in the plant and sales office of changes in schedule.


Overseas production control activities to satisfy business goals (“source” or “make”) and customer requirements.


Regulates production schedules to satisfy existing customer requirements and reduce delivery delinquencies.


Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries meeting customer requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.


Acts as primary contact with sales, manufacturing, and logistics, determining resource constraints, and developing plans to achieve customer requirements.


Maintains proper contact with customer service relating to schedules, releases and deliveries.


Schedule delivery of materials, supplies, equipment, and services according to requirements of the company’s operations.


Investigates and solves problems resulting from material shortages, however caused.


Attends weekly/monthly production-planning meeting that includes representatives from sales, production, shipping, customer service, and purchasing departments.


May assume or assist in purchasing function.


Studies areas in which production requirements and business goals have not been achieved; analyzes and develops new ways to achieve production requirements and business goals.


Coordinates with the assigned QA Technician to assure all sourced product is qualified on-time to meet customer requirements.


**Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the Company's discretion**




A bachelor’s degree in a business administration, logistics, computer science, or related field.


Experience in Microsoft Office.


CPIM preferred.


Five years’ experience in manufacturing, production planning, and materials control function


Extensive hands-on experience with a computerized production planning system such as MRP II/ERP


 Ability to analyze situations and react in a timely manner.


 Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management.


  Strong organizational and planning skills.


**If candidates do not meet all of the above requirements, at its discretion ACC can provide additional training in the appropriate areas for job qualification**


Interested candidates should email their resume to Gordon Flowers at gflowers@americap-mfg.com


Posted 6/6/18


Logisitics Coordinator

Company:  Powell Industries,

Location:  North Canton

Essential Responsibilities

  • Performs stock room functions including picking parts, stock maintenance, and inventory daily cycle counts.
  • Verify and prepare items for outgoing shipment.
  • Coordinate delivery requests, appointments and requirements.
  • Prepare all shipping paperwork/documents.
  • Deliver material from manufacturing area to the shipping department by physically moving parts by hand, forklift and crane and securing loads when required.
  • Process necessary Oracle transactions in the shipping function.
  • File freight, damage or loss claims.
  • Examine outgoing shipments to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Maintain inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
  • Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.
  • Ensure quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.
  • Ensure work area remains clean and well organized.
  • Other duties as required.

Core Competencies

  • Comprehension and understanding of shop drawings.
  • Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.
  • Able to work effectively within your team and around other departments and their activities.
  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Shipping and Receiving environment.
  • Basic level computer skills in MS Office products.
  • Must have valid forklift certification with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience.
  • Safety certifications are an asset for the position.

Apply at: https://powellind.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/5147/0 


Posted 4/17/18



Senior Buyer

Company: Giesecke & Devrient

Division: Mobile Security  

Reports to: Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics                                                          

Department:  Supply Chain       

Location: Twinsburg, OH                                                                                     




The Sr. Buyer will be responsible for all aspects of procurement functions as it relates to production and support of the mobile security business unit. Confers with the production schedulers to determine material needs in accordance to master schedules and ensures material and equipment availability. Primary responsibility is to ensure purchases are strategically sourced & negotiated for the best fit of delivery and cost benefits. Responsible for negotiating with vendors to reduce expenditure. Lead the execution of supplier agreements and maintain awareness of applicable agreements to order appropriately while ensuring purchasing guidelines and policies are adhered to for all purchases. Track performance and shipments against real and forecasted demand plans. Work with internal and external suppliers to resolve material issues (shortages, emergency customer demands, etc.).  Reviews, analyzes, and makes changes to supply based on the outcome of Sales and Operation planning meetings.  Maintains and analyzes purchasing parameters (lead times, safety stocks, min order quantities). Responsible for ensuring supplier qualification and may include supplier audits. The candidate must be detail oriented, analytical, organized, objective and able to successfully implement improvement projects with minimum supervision



  • Lead cost reduction efforts through launching RFQ’s and RFP’s to suppliers
  • Place purchase orders based on planning documents, approved purchase requisitions, and approved capital expenditure forms
  • Assure that material / services will be delivered on schedule, at negotiated price and meets required manufacturing quality standards
  • Ensure supplier and material data (info records) within ERP systems are accurate
  • Implementation of supplier contracts
  • Ensure minimization of excess/obsolete inventory and management of disposition
  • Support efforts to utilize JIT inventory and reduce working capital
  • Improve and guide inventory levels through managing an ABC process, set/maintain strategy plans at a product level, and maintain good inventory reports.
  • Ensure the successful management of material input and output to support sales and inventory plans
  • Partake in the development and implementation of inventory programs including surplus reduction and supplier stocking programs (vendor managed inventory)
  • Support and expand on all opportunities to drive improvements in inventory, fulfillment, cycle time, and capacity management and growth
  • Ensure customer service levels by meeting regularly with customer service, production, sales, logistics, and management to impact timing and velocity of demand
  • Works with the Purchasing team on continuous development and performance management basis
  • Ensure that inventory level and turn goals are achieved
  • Initiate necessary action to assure best value is received; customer delivery requirements are met, and address any manufacturing problems at supplier’s facility
  • Achieve lowest possible cost for material, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs
  • Apply appropriate optimization methodologies to balance service level, inventory, and resource utilization using advanced planning tools
  • Analyze data and collaborate in the determination and the subsequent application of appropriate order, inventory, and replenishment policies
  • Develop, recommend and implement purchasing policies and procedures to facilitate the most economical and expeditious method of procuring materials
  • Create an internal material purchasing matrix outlining lead times, minimum order quantities, pricing, etc. for specialty materials.  This document will be used for monthly sales and operational planning
  • Analyze and review sourcing decisions and support major negotiations to reach defined objectives
  • Lead portions of physical inventories along with the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Communicate cross-functionally
  • Develop and leverage Purchasing dashboard to monitor business levels and to quantify annual cost savings; perform cost analysis, build TCO model as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • APICS or other Supply Chain certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing or assembly experience
  • Proven results in driving supplier improvement and cost reductions in a manufacturing environment and P&L, working capital understanding.
  • Strong ERP skills and disciplines (SAP, Syteline desired)
  • Strong Access, Excel and database building/navigating skills
  • Business awareness of cost effective materials management
  • Effective analytical ability with strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in statistics, forecast modeling and methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impact
  • Ability to effectively operate in any organizational structure and interface with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately
  • Ability to operate in a detailed, structured environment
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience in utilizing lean tools and methodologies


If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have the experience and skills listed above and have a passion for this type of work, please visit our website at http://www.gi-de.com/us  . Giesecke & Devrient America offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Join us in shaping the future. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted 11/8/17



Director of Supply Chain Planning & Logistics


Location: Akron, OH


Company Description:

We are often hearing that people are frustrated because their current roles are not challenging enough.  If you are looking for a challenge, this role may be for you.


We are currently working with an organization that has been on a tear over the past few years – acquiring other companies left and right.  Shifting strategies to focus on more organic growth, it’s time to integrate the acquired businesses while driving further value. 


As a result, we are looking for a Director of Planning & Logistics – with direct responsibility to build and manage demand planning, supply planning, S&OP and 3rd party logistics.



Position Description:


  • Director of Supply Chain Planning & Logistics reporting to the Global Head of Supply Chain ;
  • Managing a team of 4 direct reports responsible to build and manage demand planning / forecasting, supply / inventory planning, capacity planning, and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP);
  • Oversight of customer service and 3rd party logistics / warehouse operations;
  • Responsible for associated process development, standardization and continuous improvement in areas like Supply Chain Optimization, Produce to Demand, and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP);
  • Cross-functional collaboration across the organization to drive supply chain improvement projects;
  • Participate in the financial budgeting process;
  • Protect the financial performance of the strategic business unit by identifying potential supply chain issues.


Background Required:


  • Highly energetic individual with at least 10 years of supply chain planning (including demand planning, supply planning, production planning, capacity planning, etc.) experience;
  • A strong business acumen with the ability to establish trust / relationships quickly and drive change management forward;
  • Strategic-orientation with an ability to roll up your sleeves, as needed;
  • Effective use of supply chain planning applications (i.e. SAP APO, JDA, Manugistics, Demantra, i2, Logility, etc.) and MS Excel;
  • Bachelor's required;
  • Proven track record of success in similar role.




  • Compensation commensurate with experience;
  • Full benefit package including medical, dental and 401(k);
  • Full Relocation.

To apply, visit www.lifeworksearch.com and reference position 927.


Posted 6/27/17



Master Production Scheduler

Position Summary

Responsible for planning and scheduling workflow for each department and operation according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times.  Making sure each operation meets shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.


• Analyzes production specification and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, tools and human resource requirements.

• Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering.

 • Prepares defined work packages, including detailed instructions, drawings, bills of material, references, inspection requirements, etc. to initiate and control production work.

• Schedules, expedites, and coordinates the delivery and movement of critical material, including material transfers and conditional material releases.

• Coordinates and expedites the placement of purchase orders and/or delivery of material.

• May prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools and equipment.

• Prepares production reports.

• Ensures all parties are fully cognizant of production status, and that work planning and execution objectives are integrated and communicated.

• Resolves problems utilizing acquired knowledge and analytical abilities.

• Assist with inventory control.

Education/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • 3 – 5 years production scheduling experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • 3 to 5 years of experience within an MRP/ERP environment.
  • High level of competency with MS applications – Excel, Word, Outlook.  Excellent planning and organizational skills, and communication and interpersonal skills.

Please send resumes to:

Ron Henderson, PHR | Human Resources Business Partner | Paladin Attachments | IES, LLC

820 Glaser Pkwy Akron, OH 44306 | rhenderson@paladinattachments.com

800.428.2538 Ext.16941 | 734-996-8064 (fax) | www.paladinattachments.com


Posted 4/17/17




Job Description



Plant Level Position with responsibilities for the day to day planning, scheduling and purchasing of all manufacturing operations at our Cuyahoga Falls location. 

REPORT: Directly reports to the Planning Manager (Supervisor), Indirectly Reports to the Purchasing Manager and Plant Manager.

WORKS WITH: Directly works with Purchasing, Customer Service, Technical and the Plant Manager.  Indirectly works with Sales/Marketing and Accounting.     


  • Schedules Planning Holds in System.
  • Runs and works with the Material Planning Workbench, APS and all other Planning and Purchasing tools in the ERP System.
  • Creates and validates Raw Material Purchase Orders.
  • Updates System Safety Stock Levels.
  • Defines Resources for BOM’s.
  • Expedites Jobs/Orders as needed.  Works with Customer Service to improve Customer ship date.
  • Schedules (finite) all manufacturing equipment.
  • Follows all company and local work rules, safety rules and policies
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to Multi-Task and to not become overwhelmed.
  • Professional, Organized, Diligent and a Logical Thinker.
  • Proficient in Excel and 10 Key.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated in the context of the interview process.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with multiple levels of organization from production floor the management. 


·         Associate or Bachelor Degree in business or supply chain, preferred. 

·         3-5 years in planning, scheduling and purchasing in a related industry.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, reach, bend, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds. Steel Toed Shoes and Safety Glasses are required at times.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as reading handwritten and or typed material and having the ability to stay focused.


Please send resumes to:


Posted 8/23/16


Job Title:  Supply Chain Manager


Seeking an experienced, self-motivated Supply Chain Manager to join the Brecksville, OH leadership team. The Supply Chain Manager partners with division leaders, leads a team responsible for planning, procurement and logistics of all materials and equipment, and acts as a supply chain subject matter expert and division IT Coordinator.


Core Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and deliver on established Supply Chain Management objectives in alignment with organization goals.
  • Lead and hold team accountable for delivery of performance and compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Manage and implement Supply Chain Management procedures and systems, i.e. procurement, planning and production control, ensuring compliance with shipping schedules and conformance with customer requirements. Identify and implement corrective actions that resolve problems and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Identify, analyze and select suppliers based on price, delivery, and quality. Negotiate contracts and develop measurements to monitor and take appropriate action that ensures the organization and its suppliers achieve expected performance related to cost, on time delivery, quality, and service. Report on and take action to improve supplier performance and ensure non-conforming product issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Manage and implement improvements for planning, scheduling, releasing, and tracking the workflow from Engineering and Inside Sales through the production operation.
  • Manage Brecksville’s IT process for operating, maintaining and recovering IT systems and services, including: Proactively supporting the user base; Gathering and analyzing feedback for governance; Procuring and deploying IT systems and services; and reporting concerns to IT Management.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and overall organization of department work areas. Actively participates in leading a safety-minded culture.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years operations and/or manufacturing/engineering experience.
  • A proven track record of implementing and successfully executing strategies to build and sustain a high performance work environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness with experience leading, supervising and training others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to communicate and engage personnel at all levels of the organization. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, personnel, customers and other professionals.
  • Able to apply Emotional Intelligence (EI) to effectively challenge the status quo and act with a sense of urgency to drive results. Must be an effective change leader, able to balance consistency with flexibility and willing to change ideas when presented with new information.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to think strategically with demonstrated accomplishments.
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed customer service requirements.
  • Impeccable integrity
  • Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and/or Six Sigma training preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of production flow, inventory flow, and documentation procedures.
  • Works well under pressure and able to prioritize and manage time effectively to deliver expectations on time. 
  • Excellent computer skills with an emphasis in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in engineering or related discipline.  MBA or advanced degree preferred.

Interested professionals can contact the recruiter:

Holly C. Weber
Senior Account Manager
Global Talent Resources Corporation
PO Box 2574
North Canton, Ohio 44720
330/453-8000 - Office
330/267-0536 - Direct



Posted 2/8/16



Job Title:  Supply Chain Lead


Job Duties:

  • Using SOP  process & ERP Development
  • Developing Publication Reports, use SAP tools to monitor start and completion dates.
  • Maintain inventory control ISO procedures
  • Provide backup production scheduling.


  • Must understand customers needs and meet those needs.
  • Experience with Leading Inventory Management.


  • Within 25 miles driving of Akron


Position listed by Davis Personnel, an employment agency.  Placement fees are paid to the employment agency by the company. 

Steve Davis

Davis Personnel




Posted 1/26/16


Job Title: Demand Planner

Req# 2015-183

Company: JTEKT NORTH AMERICA, Canton Ohio facility


Summary/Purpose This position exists to generate a total demand plan for the North American plants and Purchase Planning Group, for use in Capacity and Material planning and Master Scheduling.  This demand plan is the basis of the S&OP process.   The demand plan is also the basis for the 5 year Business plan.  This position also is responsible for resolving any demand plan/ order book issues for their respective markets and plants. 


Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

Complete a valid Demand Plan for assigned products

Insure Demand Plan is accurately loaded into Demantra module of Oracle

Monitor orderbook and EDI transmissions to detect trends and errors

Participates in  (and may lead) continual Improvement projects for Demand planning and other cross functional areas

Addresses and resolves day to day demand plan questions from Sales, Marketing, Customer Service   and/or  mfg plants

Implement projects and process improvements aimed at improving forecast accuracy by 5% annually

Participate as an integral member of the S&OP process, insuring accuracy of Demand and order book data

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be results oriented with a strong attention to detail

Able to interface with all levels of management

Prior Supply Chain  or Sales Forecasting experience preferred; Demantra experience highly desirable

• Computer literate in Excel, Word, Access,  PowerPoint

Education and Experience:

• B/S or B/A in Business, Sales, or Marketing. CPIM preferred but not required.


For additional information or to submit a resume for consideration, please contact:

Rhonda Miller, Corporate Recruiter



Posted 1/17/16



Job Title:                      Master Scheduler

Reports to:                   Director of Supply Chain

Department:                 Supply Chain

Company:                    Nook Industries

FLSA Status:               Exempt


Job Summary:

 Supervises and provides leadership for the planners and schedulers.  Facilitates the flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between departments and/or external suppliers.


Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the day to day activities of the production planners and schedulers. 
  • Provides feedback and direction to the planners and schedulers to provide the shop floor with an attainable and executable schedule.
  • Prepare goals and objectives for direct reports and conduct “one on one” sessions to track progress of current projects during the year.
  • Write and perform annual performance reviews in Successfactors.com. 
  • Reviews production schedules and related information and confers with department supervisors to determine material requirements to identify overdue materials and to track material.
  • Establishes priorities for specific customer orders.
  • Confers with department supervisors to determine progress of work and to provide information on changes in delivery dates to the customer.
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to departments, according to job order priorities and material availability.
  • Computes amount of material required to complete job orders.
  • Compiles and maintains manual or computerized records such as material inventory, in process production reports, and status and location of materials.
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedules.
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Revises schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities, and availability or capability of workers, parts, material, machines, and equipment.
  • Expedites deliveries of materials and parts needed to complete production orders.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or equivalent experience.       

Experience:   Three to five years experience, Supervisory experience desired.

Specific Skills:  Planning/organizing, business acumen, interpersonal skills (both written and verbal), analytical, problem solving/decision making, customer service.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc:     knowledge of MS Access Database software; Vantage / ERP Systems Manufacturing software; APICS certification (CPIM) MS Project Management software; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide direction and supervision to production planners and schedulers


Working Conditions/ Physical Demands:

Normal office working environment.  Occasional walking to production floor.

Typical Production Environment.  Exposure to paint fumes, solvents, oil and grease throughout the

production floor. Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.



InternalDaily communication with internal customers (staff) to share information about customers,

sales orders, schedules, and capacity.

External:  Daily communication with vendors to discuss expediting issues.


Success Factors:

Ability to multitask.


Interested parties may contact:

Kim Scott • Corporate Recruiter

4950 East 49th Street, Cleveland, OH 44125

216.271.7900 x332 




Posted 11/30/15


Job Description Title: Supply Chain Planning Manager

Location: West of Canton, OH

Ref No: 856


We are currently working with a global manufacturing organization that grew 25% over the past 2 years and is forecasted to grow another 10%+ in 2016.  In order to improve upon customer service levels during this time of growth, they are looking to add a Supply Chain Planning Manager to the organization.

Position Description:

  • Supply Chain Planning Manager reporting to the Plant Manager ;
  • Design, implement and manage the production scheduling process across 3 production lines;
  • Identify and resolve imbalances between Supply and Demand;
  • Manage the supply chain from placement of purchase- or production orders to goods receipt, ensuring product is available to meet customer demand;
  • Protect the financial performance of the strategic business unit by identifying potential supply chain issues;
  • Drive the necessary process improvements to increase service levels.

 Background Required:

  • Highly energetic individual with at least 5 years of production planning, capacity planning, operations planning or master scheduling experience – preferably in a discrete manufacturing environment;
  • Effective use of MRP software;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
  • French- or Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required;
  • Proven track record of success in similar role.



  • Compensation commensurate with experience;
  • Full benefit package including medical, and dental
  • Renter’s Relocation Available;
  • Sorry, but no Visa sponsorship available.


To be considered for this role, please apply here  or visit  http://www.lifeworksearch.com/index.php

LifeWork Search

519 American Legion Hwy., Suite 12

Westport, MA 02790

(508) 636-4650

(206) 339-2794 – Fax



Posted 11/30/15


Job Title: Global Demand Planner

Company: Wild Republic   

Reports To: Director Manufacturing Development & IT

Department: Planning                         

FLSA Status: Exempt


As a member of the global planning team, the global demand planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products in the U.S. and abroad. The global demand planner is responsible for basic forecast modeling and is accountable for developing, coordinating, and aligning volume and revenue forecasts for assigned global businesses and channels, ensuring that sales forecasts are visible, planned and supported through the supply chain, delivering customer satisfaction and improving inventory and working capital year over year. This position will interface with product development, sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources from all Global regions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

§  Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.

§  Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

§  Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

§  Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Product Development, Sales, Marketing, and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts via appropriate demand drivers

§  Use and maintain our ERP software as the primary forecasting system tool.

§  Provide input to the organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Education: BA/BS college degree or its equivalent.

Skills/Experience: 2+ years of experience in the industry is preferred. High proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel required. This position also requires strong analytical, organizational, decision-making, and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills and good facilitation skills are also essential to effectively interact with global teams, areas, and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Experience with database software such as Microsoft Access would be beneficial for this role but not required.

Licenses/Certificates: Understanding of SIOP principles and practices. APICS, IBF, or other forecasting Certification preferred but not required.


Physical Requirements:

This position requires sitting for extended periods of time, occasionally standing and walking, and lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds. The position also requires manual dexterity and normal or corrected vision to operate a computer in the course of work.


Interested parties may view full job details and apply online at: https://www.wildrepublic.com/en/global-demand-planner.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Posted 9/21/15




WALTCO Lift Corp, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic liftgates, is seeking a full-time MRP Planner for our Tallmadge, Ohio facility.


This position is responsible for directing and coordinating activities involving planning the flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between sections or departments, and in procuring raw materials and component parts, as well as expediting orders to ensure on time delivery.  Will also be responsible for inventory management and MRO purchasing.  Operates in LN system with special focus on MRP.


Requirements include:

  • Experience in LN, or equivalent MRP system critical
  • Requires 3+ years experience in production, inventory control, and scheduling in an MRP environment, as well as experience in extensive bills of material and routing
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory management strategies
  • Evaluating product capacities and managing numerous work centers
  • Directing and coordinating activities involving scheduling or planning detailed engineered products
  • Expediting flow of materials, parts, and assemblies
  • Conducts root cause analysis regularly and institutes corrective measures
  • Team player with strong work ethics capable of supporting the manufacturing team to meet on-time deliveries of finished products.
  • Must be experienced in a lean manufacturing setting and be able to manage Kanban systems
  • Excellent computer skills are mandatory
  • Carries out responsibilities in a consistent, mature, and professional manner at all times
  • Associates Degree and 3 years of comparable experience preferred 


We offer a competitive wage along with an excellent comprehensive benefit package. Local candidates only.  Please forward a resume with salary history to Waltco Human Resources at careers@WALTCO.com




Posted 9/2/15



Position:   Head of Production Planning & Inventory Control

Company: $60M metal products manufacturing company

Location:  Northern IL

Our client manufactures metal parts that go into automotive, off road vehicle and other rolling stock assemblies with a sector concentration in automotive.  The company is well managed and profitable as the result of a new management team being brought in over the past 18 months and many operational issues that had been neglected being rectified.

The business is positioned for growth, diversification and increased profits, but a few issues remain to be corrected, chiefly improving the performance in the areas of production planning, delivery and inventory control.

The company has a legacy MRP system that, although installed, has never been fully implemented resulting in excess raw material inventory and lower that optimal efficiency in production scheduling. Before embarking on more aggressive growth plans management wishes to have the scheduling and ordering issues corrected and to that end is seeking a production planning and inventory control leader to take charge of those areas, get the system fully implemented and operating to improve on-time-delivery and reduce the raw material inventory for better capital management. The specific title for the position will be determined by the background of the individual selected.

It is envisioned that the ideal candidate has around 10 +/- years of experience with a steady record of advancement and has worked for 2 or 3 companies so that he/she has seen multiple successful systems and environments and knows what “good” looks like in this area.

He/she must be highly detail oriented and have outstanding people management talent and skills.

It is important that the candidate be eager to meet challenges, solve problems and drive positive change by a combination of subject-matter expertise and leadership ability.

This individual will also possess a rare combination of urgency in getting things done and patience to develop individuals who report to him/her Desired qualifications include Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.S.) from four-year college or university, ideally APICS CPIM certification and 7 + years of professional progressive related experience in manufacturing including MRP experience.

contact:  Wayne Sills,  wayne@sillsassociates.com  630-293-9437

Posted 9/2/15


Position: Senior Buyer

Company: Overhead Door

Location: Baltic, Ohio


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Interpret, analyze, and respond to raw material requirements via MRP messages, horizontal view and Kanban reports. Place, follow up, and expedite purchase orders to secure on time delivery of purchased materials or outside process services to ensure material availability to meet scheduled production.
  • Maintain item attributes including: sourcing rules, lead times, lot order multiples, minimum order quantities, volume discounts, etc. to ensure the Material Planning function is evaluating timely and accurate information when creating and maintaining customer commitments and production schedules.
  • Interface with Material Planning and Manufacturing to communicate anticipated dates of receipt, and to respond to unanticipated urgent needs.
  • Interface with other functional departments to facilitate resolution of valid vendor issues.
  • Interface with Commodity Managers concerning Vendor performance, pricing issues, delivery issues and any other pertinent information that requires cross functional strategies within Supply Chain.

Inventory Management

  • For each item number assigned, evaluate demand and supply characteristics and create a Plan for Every Part which ensures consistently high service levels (material availability) while also ensuring that the level of inventory carried is not excessive.
  • Working with other functional departments and with vendors, develop action plans to reduce excess and obsolete inventory while avoiding scrap charges by finding alternate uses for said materials.
  • Ensure that open Purchase Orders are routinely monitored and closed as appropriate.

Cost Management

  • Ensure that materials and services sourced represent the best possible value on a Total Cost of Ownership basis.
  • Develop and execute plans and exploit opportunities to reduce costs and avoid increases in costs.
  • Work cross-functionally and with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement in terms of quality, delivery and cost.

Experience and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPM or CPIM certification preferred.
  • 4 to 6 years of Procurement & or Planning/ Scheduling experience in a low mix/high volume manufacturing environment.


  • Strong organizational and planning, presentation, negotiation (internal and external), relationship building.
  • ERP/MRP interpretation, along with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Blueprint reading and interpretation.
  • Analytical and decision making.
  • Cost structure analysis.
  • Effective time and work management.


  • Communication protocols and media.
  • Cost accounting and cost estimating fundamentals.
  • Materials and inventory management lean practices.

Key Success Behavior/Character Traits

  • Organized, analytical, creative, professional, self-starter, team player, persuasive.
  • Ability to work effectively across functions.
  • Ability to push through barriers and resolve issues.
  • Strong sense of urgency and dedication to manufacturing uptime



Posted 1/28/15


Position:  Buyer

Location: Barberton, OH

Company: Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W)


The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is a leading international provider of clean energy products and services with more than 10,000 employees around the world. We’re known for our technology and record of innovation, for our history in solving complex problems, and for our expertise in both the commercial and government sectors. B&W’s strength comes from its people, and we’re committed to recruiting, rewarding and retaining the best minds in the business.

We’re current looking for a Buyer for our Barberton, OH location.

Purchase assigned commodities and services (a wide variety of standard and special items) to proper specifications for function intended, from the best qualified supplier, assuring maximum return (lowest cost, highest quality, on-time delivery, etc.) for each dollar spent is obtained; all within ethical purchasing practices and Company policy. Purchase Order value limits commensurate with Buyer level and as outlined in B&W Administrative Procedures Policy.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Review purchase requisitions to assure scope is properly specified as to description and/or use.
• Establish qualified suppliers and obtain competitive quotations.
• Analyze proposals to determine best proposition and negotiate any questionable items with successful supplier, prior to placement of purchase order.
• Ensure required deliveries are maintained. Expediting responsibilities will be delineated by the Purchasing Manager.
• Provide ongoing purchasing contract administration including revision management, warranty claim resolution, discrepancies settlement, etc. as required during the life of the contract.
• Understand and insure compliance with applicable procurement codes and regulations.
• Primary contact with supplier. Handle all requests for proposals, descriptive literature, visits of supplier representatives, visits to plants, etc., involving our suppliers. Arrange and participate in meetings between suppliers and other departments.
• Maintain list of suppliers and suppliers’ personnel for each commodity, together with necessary catalog, pricing information and historical order data.
• Develop knowledge of assigned commodities (technical, how and where used, etc.). Commodity responsibilities may include standard, repetitive items as well as increasingly complex materials and products. Commodities assigned are of the most complex nature
• Visit suppliers’ plants as required for the purpose of keeping current on capabilities and meeting management personnel.
• Maintain an ongoing value analysis effort including participation and origination of cost saving projects.
• Conduct surveys and market studies to determine price levels, trends, business activity and availability of commodities.
• Maintain internal interfaces with requisitioners, engineering, and shop personnel.
• As appropriate, manage transition of project requirements, effecting the procurement execution plan, from proposal phase to contract phase consistent with the as-sold requirements.
• As appropriate and in conjunction with Legal and Project Management, develop project-specific terms and conditions to be included in project purchase orders

Job Qualifications / Requirements *

Strongly prefer Bachelors degree in Engineering or Business and should possess 5 years experience in a buyer role. Experience should be in the procurement of commodities and services and performed in a responsible and ethical manner. Experience with insisting vendors products and services meet exacting standards is essential. .

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


Bill Baum

The Babcock & Wilcox Company

Talent Acquisition

13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Suite 700

Charlotte, NC, 28277

980-365-4555 (office)

704-625-4910 (fax)


Posted 1/22/15



Position: Direct Materials Planner

Company:  Maxion Wheels

Location:  Akron, Ohio


Responsible for control of goods and services to include equipment, parts and supplies. Review and approve requisitions and purchase orders, negotiate with suppliers, and to establish terms and conditions governing purchases.



Works in a fast paced environment where timeliness and deadlines need to be achieved on a daily basis with minimal supervision.  Must adhere to good purchasing principles and have good judgment, stability, accuracy, and solid ethical business standards.




Manage Raw, WIP/FG inventory levels.


Monitor and manage inventory levels with use of MRP system, Kanban, etc. with the expectation that scheduling of production is optimized.

Forecast, schedule delivery and maintain records of material receipts.  Monthly inventory forecasts.

Prepare annual/monthly forecasts and schedule all incoming direct material for both commercial and military lines.  Track incoming receipts and check /resolve discrepancies. 

Manage vendor relations and contracts.

Communicate daily with supplier. Conduct supplier audits as needed. Work in conjunction with corporate commodity manager on annual contracts with suppliers.


Review and approve requisitions and P.O.’s

Review and approve all direct and in-direct requisitions and purchase orders.


Review daily all applicable FORD DDL/CMMS3 screens and resolve any supplier/customer disputes.

Tiered Safety Audits, Continuous Improvements, Scrap Disposition, RCCP, Corporate Steel/Scrap Usage Projects and Reports.

Perform and report out regularly all monthly/daily safety audits, scrap tracking, RCCP, Steel and Scrap reports.




  • Analytical
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self motivated
  • Self directed


  • Strong computer skills
  • FORD DDL/CMMS3 preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years minimum purchasing/material control experience



  • Normal office environment with no undue exposure to noise, odors, dust, drafts, etc.
  • Possible repetitive keyboard work
  • Sustained visual concentration on monitors, screens, or worksheets
  • Overnight travel is minimal, less than 5%

Resumes can be emailed to Mark.Reischman@maxionwheels.com 


Posted 12/03/14



MAC Trailer, the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom trailers, with 3 locations in Ohio (Alliance, Salem and Kent) is looking for a Senior Purchasing Agent. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in the area of manufacturing procurement. The duties of this position would include, negotiating favorable terms, discounts, and contracts with suppliers. Preparing and processing requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services, and supplies. This job seeker must have the ability to establish key relationships with suppliers, to ensure that the volume and quality of materials are aligned to meet the needs of a growing company.

Ability to identify and qualify new vendors. Negotiate supply agreements, assist in developing systems that maintain sufficient levels of stock, and review inventory levels.

Knowledge of computer systems, ability to read blue prints, and schematics, and work with all levels of management, vendors, the engineering department, and co-workers. Superior oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge and experience of machining and assembly techniques. Strong MRP skills are a necessity to succeed in this position. Lean Manufacturing experience will be a great benefit. This position will be part of a team, and the candidate must be able to work well in a team environment contributing to the success of the department and company goals.

College degree preferred. Certifications in Procurement desirable.


MAC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  Competitive wage and benefit package.


Resumes can be sent to msullivan@mactrailer.com


Posted 12/01/14



Procurement Manager for Sikorsky Global Helicopters/UTC in Coatesville, PA.  

This position has responsibility for leading a 45 person department who are engaged in planning, organizing and execution of global strategic sourcing and tactical procurement activities for direct and indirect commodities.   The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating the strategic development of suppliers (incorporating performance metrics) and providing advice to stakeholders on all matters pertaining to best sourcing practices.  This bonus eligible position (target 12%) comes with a competitive compensation package including relocation. 



The incumbent will oversee and direct the planning, organizing, and execution of global strategic sourcing and tactical procurement activities for direct and indirect commodities within the guidelines and goals of the Company. Coordinate the strategic development of suppliers (incorporating performance monitoring metrics) and provide advice to stakeholders on all matters relating to best practice sourcing.




•           Directs the Purchasing Department in maintaining and improving all materials and

            material measurements, including but not limited to: price, quality, delivery, lead times,

            terms, and turns; leads department efforts in researching new vendors and materials

            globally to maintain competitive product margins and enhance profitability

•           Drives standardization of processes and procedures, transaction methods with suppliers,

            to include supplier selection processes / ongoing supplier management, data collection,

            negotiation, performance improvement, cost reduction and communication strategies.

•           Participates in aircraft build and completions planning processes to assure timely acquisition

            of materials to support Operations

•           Works closely with Operations management to report daily procurement activity status

            and define priorities in order to meet production schedules.

•           Directs negotiation efforts on purchase agreements and vendor contracts with a bias

            for achievement of quality, delivery, cost containment and process improvement.

•           Develops and maintains systematic, analytical and results-based method for monitoring

            supplier's performance and communicates these results to the suppliers and end users.

            Provides timely and actionable information for corrective actions to be taken where necessary to both

            the supplier and end users.

•           Manages and influences senior management on the role of global sourcing and procurement

            and gains alignment between sourcing and internal business partners on sourcing strategy.

•           Prepares and monitors the budget, staffing and business/operational results of the

            purchasing organization.




•           Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Supply Chain Management or

            Business preferred

•           8-10 years of experience in a professional purchasing role, with at least 3-5 years in a 

            managerial/supervision position supervising at least 30-40 employees and managing

           $500MM in total spending

•           Requires strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills in a

            high volume work environment.

•           Requires experience working with an SAP ERP system

•           Knowledge of product pricing, product costing, and financial aspects of vendor relationships

•           Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS office applications especially PowerPoint with

            the ability to learn new programs that may be job specific

•           Must have demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement /Lean efforts and cost

            reduction initiatives

•           US citizenship or permanent residents only


United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



Casmer Hill

Hill Associates L.L.C.

183 Bayberry Road

Fairfield, Connecticut 06825




Posted 11/24/14



COMPANYKimble Manufacturing

POSITION:  Buyer II                                                                                    

DEPARTMENT:  Purchasing

REPORTS TO:  Purchasing Manager



General Summary


To procure all parts, materials and equipment necessary to support the production of the Crane Carrier and Kimble Mixer product lines.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Negotiates with suppliers for pricing/terms.
  • Executes purchase orders.
  • Expedites orders to meet production requirements.
  • Sources parts, material, equipment and facility supplies.
  • Initiates and issues purchase orders.
  • Monitors inventory.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree with five years of purchasing or 10 years equivalent purchasing experience


Training Requirements


  • Strong computer skills with MS Office.
  • Strong vendor negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills a must.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to read blue prints


Job Knowledge Requirements


  • Five to ten years experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of MRP and ERP software systems.
  • MS Office
  • Knowledge of commercial truck industry a plus

Salary range:  $50,000 - 60,000



Contact:  Mary Davis, Human Resources Manager

Hines Specialty Vehicle Group | Crane Carrier Company | Kimble Manufacturing Company


1951 Reiser Ave SE

New Phila, OH  44663

P - 330-308-6726

F - 330-308-6775


Posted 10/17/14



Sourcing Engineer

The Hygenic Corporation, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of branded healthcare and fitness products for the rehabilitation, therapy, and professional wellness markets.   Through its Performance Health portfolio of market leading products---including Thera-Band®,,  Biofreeze® , and Prossage brands--- Hygenic is the number one provider of product solutions to physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and professional massage therapists.

Job Requirements:

·       Must have both commercial and technical aptitude toward Purchasing, Qualifying and Validating products. Engineering background prefered with a Global Supply Chain understanding/background.

·       Must have a high level of initiative, business acumen, analytical and problem solving skills, good organizational habits and be results driven

·       Support New Product Development (NPD) teams with multiple products

·       Create specifications, generate drawings and inspection procedures that range from simple (low detail) to complex (high detail)

·       Researches product technical information to maintain competent knowledge of various product attributes

·       Performs value analysis accordingly to satisfy the form, fit and function requirements at the lowest total cost

·       Participates in supplier audits to determine technical abilities and support


·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Management

·         Certifications preferred

·         At least 3 to 5 years in Technical Procurement

·         Demonstrated technical buying experience in a product development environment

·         Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

·         Procurement experience in a regulated industry

·         Experience with BPCS desirable

The Hygenic Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, disability, life, and 401k) with a salary commensurate with your experience. Please forward your resume with salary requirements.  We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/H


Contact:  jobs@hygenic.com


Posted 3/24/14


Director- Sourcing and Purchasing


The Hygenic Corporation, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of branded healthcare and fitness products for the rehabilitation, therapy, and professional wellness markets.   Through its Performance Health portfolio of market leading products --- including the Thera-Band® Biofreeze® and Prossage brands --- Hygenic is the number one provider of product solutions to physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and professional massage therapists  Due to our continued growth, we are currently seeking qualified applicants to join our Team.


The position will be responsible for planning and executing the strategic sourcing plan, in support of the company's growth objectives. The objectives will include costs, quality, and delivery targets as well as new product development / launches.  He / she will report to the Global Supply Chain Director.


Desired education:

    • B.S. degree in science or engineering field preferred, B.A. in business from an accredited university considered
    • MBA desired
    • CSCP or CPIM designation desired
    • Lean manufacturing and or six sigma green belt or higher preferred

Desired experience:

    • A minimum of ten years progressive sourcing experience including international, packaging, logistics & supply chain, strategic sourcing, cost savings / continuous improvements, and commodity functions
    • A minimum of 5 years management or leadership experience desired
    • Extensive experience working in low cost supply base regions such as Asia and/or Eastern Europe is preferred including overseas manufacturing / sourcing transfers
    • Must possess experience with driving service improvements and reduction of total cost of procurement
    • Must have a proven track record of identifying and leading cost reduction initiatives
    • Must possess strategic sourcing experience including complex contract and pricing negotiations and supplier development and relationship building
    • FDA, ISO regulated industry experience is required
    • Track record of contributing to supply chain process improvements, and / or continuous improvements
    • Demonstrated ability to drive change
    • Experience tracking, analyzing and publishing market trends on key commodities
    • OTC or pharmaceutical contract filling experience is desired

Desired  interpersonal skills:

    • Capable / comfortable working and thinking in a strategic environment
    • Must possess the ability to influence and drive internal decisions 
    • Excellent global communication (oral, written, presentation and interpersonal) and organizational skills  (clear, concise and direct)
    • Must have strong negotiation, convincing, and influencing skills
    • Exceptional integrity; operating at the highest level of ethical standard, is required
    • Ability to cope with ambiguity & complexity
    • Must possess strong listening skills
    • Must be comfortable meeting with / presenting to executives and senior management
    • Must  be results oriented
    • Must be flexible, dynamic, and proactive 
    • Must be self motivated and capable of motivating others
    • Must possess good teamwork and collaboration skills

Desired technical skills/abilities:

    • Must possess core sourcing skills including: industry analysis, negotiations, commercial agreements, competitive inquiry, supplier analysis
    • Must possess an aptitude for, and/or interest in, technical topics,
    • Must be interested in learning technical details / specification requirements of the materials / finished goods
    • Good ERP or SAP process understanding are necessary capabilities
    • Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects
    • Must have strong PC software application knowledge using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
    • Must have good problem solving ability
    • Ability to manage, drive and demonstrate results financially
    • Knowledge in supply chain management
    • Must be an expert in negotiation strategies and tactics
    • Strong commercial / business acumen skills

Miscellaneous / other:

    • Must be able to travel on short notice for extended periods of time (alone)
    • Knowledge of global supply base is required

 The Hygenic Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a salary commensurate with your experience.  Please forward your resume with salary requirements.  We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/H.  We manufacture latex within our facilities.


Contact:  jobs@hygenic.com


Posted 3/24/14



Master Scheduler

AirBorn – Akron, OH

AirBorn, a 100% employee owned electronics manufacturing company is looking for a Master Scheduler to work in our Akron, Ohio facility.

The qualified applicant will possess 10 years of experience in MRP and materials management, CPIM preferred, a Bachelors degree and 5-10 years work experience in supply chain management and business management.

We offer a competitive benefit package including an ESOP retirement account, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and competitive wages. Relocation package could be available.

SUMMARY: Responsible for producing master schedule to efficiently load assembly production areas for manufacture of industrial and commercial products.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
• Develops and reviews master production schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders through utilization of MRP.
• Plans and schedules work flow for each department and operation according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
• Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data and performs mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, equipment, and human resource requirements.
• Confers with production personnel to resolve problems affecting production schedules and status of assigned projects.
• Coordinates and resolves over load scheduling problems with customer service, materials and manufacturing departments.
• Receives and acts upon ADS requests from customers.
• Prepares production reports, expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Requires knowledge typically acquired through:
• Completion of a Bachelors degree from a four year college or university,
• Minimum of seven to ten years of related experience, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Requires ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and government regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals and to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers and vendors.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, drop rates, throughput, proportions and percentages.
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, and controls, and reach with arms and hands. The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and travel is limited to less than 10%.

ITAR COMPLIANCE This position requires access to or use of information which is subject to the federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines “U.S. Person” as U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., person admitted as a refugee to the U.S., person granted asylum in the U.S., or person granted the status of alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence to the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. §1160(a) (for special agricultural workers) or 8 U.S.C. §1255(a)(1) (an amnesty program).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Interested candidates should contact:

Heather G. Evans, PHR

Regional Human Resource Manager

AirBorn Inc.   |   2700 Mechanic Street   |   Lake City, PA  16423

T: (814) 774-5658 ext 4803   |   F: (814) 774-2245   |   E: evansh@airborn.com


Posted 2/20/14


Position: Buyer/Inventory Analyst

CompanyAudio-Technica U.S., Inc.

Department: Operations/Purchasing

Reports to:  Mananger of Production, Planning and Pro Inventory


General Function:

  • Manage inventory and place purchase orders for inventory items from international and domestic suppliers.  Supports customer satisfaction while controlling expenses related to the cost of carrying inventory and maximizing inventory turns.

  • Perform inventory analysis.  Use inventory, open orders, and demand (forecast) to predict inventory and order levels.  Maintain PSI (Production, Sales, Inventory) report for order analysis.

  • Manage backorders, minimize use of air freight, and actively participate on the Supply Chain Improvement Team.


  • Collaborates with other departments to define and implement best practices regarding supply chain management.
  • Effectively communicate with applicable business functions concerning inventory management.
  • Uses MRP methods for review of sales and inventory activity for all assigned items.  Applies the result for placement of purchase orders.  Updates standard MRP information as necessary.
  • Participates in S&OP meetings to develop up-to-date consensus forecast for utilization in determining purchase order quantities and inventory levels to support fiscal budget projections.
  • Reviews inventory usage and orders bill of material items to support production and packaging of selected finished goods and cables.
  • Balances sufficient inventory levels against open-to-buy plan and associated inventory costs: ordering costs, transportation costs, and warehousing expenses.
  • Reviews pre-shipping advice from ATJ (parent company) and other suppliers.  Determines whether product is needed by Air or Sea shipment. 
  • Communicates directly with ATJ and other suppliers regarding purchase orders, stock availability, pricing, invoicing, shipping schedules, shipping method, past due items, quality issues, and other matters as necessary.
  • Works closely with freight forwarders to coordinate and approve cargo transportation modes, container sizes, and schedules.
  • Responsible for export order management for the Audio-Technica global companies in the UK, Germany, China, Singapore, and Japan. Includes necessary documents and follow up.
  • Reviews backorder list to determine product availability.  Provides proactive feedback to the Sales organization and adjusts schedules as necessary.
  • Works with other company suppliers in conjunction with Product Development Teams, Quality, Engineering, and Accounting as appropriate to improve the overall relationship including performance, communication, pricing, delivery, and reliability.
  • Set up and/or maintain material masters, purchasing info records, and source list for all items assigned. Update ABC classifications as needed.
  • Identify and report obsolete, surplus, or excess inventory and assist with disposition.
  • Review EMR and PCP to determine new product inventory requirements and off-sets with lead time when placing orders to ensure product arrives on time for scheduled launch. Also, considers additional demand for existing materials.
  • Compile, maintain, and evaluate queries and reports to support inventory control analysis and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 3+ years purchasing/inventory control experience.
  • Previous SAP ERP experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain metrics, including usage reporting, turns per period, valuation techniques, etc.
  • Familiar with LEAN methodologies and techniques.
  • Professional certification, such as APICS, a plus.
  • Proficient with Excel, and understanding of database query/reporting
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to expand capabilities in accordance with business changes.
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task and prioritize competing demands.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Interested candidates should send their resume to Karla Kakias, Director of HR, at kkakias@atus.com.


Posted 11/11/13



Manufacturing Planner and Systems Administrator

A premier supplier of numbers, letters, and signs, key accessories and keys to the retail marketplace is looking for a degreed Operations/Production Planner-Scheduler.  Position is located in Northfield, Ohio.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with specific customers to identify accurate forecasts and maintaining the forecast in the ERP system to drive demand and capacity information.
  • Maintaining customers firm shipment requirements in the ERP system.
  • Firming manufacturing orders to supply the demand of the customer through the use of the integrated MRP system.
  • Maintaining manufacturing orders, as customer demand changes, production issues arise, or material substitutions are necessary to meet on time deliveries.
  • Management of work center loads, to accommodate customer on time shipments, as well as to minimize production costs and set up time reduction.
  • Continuous entry/validation of routing and BOM accuracy, and maintenance to the master files when necessary.
  • Monitoring of accurate labor and material reporting to production orders, as well as corrections to issues and facilitating instructional training for corrective action.
  • Production variance analysis, and ability to identify root cause.
  • Monitoring of inventory accuracy, while working to keep minimum inventory, without jeopardizing customer service levels.
  • Mindset of Continuous Improvement (CI) and Preventative Action (PA) with ability to work with the management team to identify these areas of opportunity for the company.
  • Working with sales to communicate potential stock outs, and special planning for forecast needs resulting from shows and special programs.
  • Coordination of PO’s for outside operations, and materials to support manufacturing.
  • Maintain costing information through cost roll ups, and maintenance of base cost master file information.  Validating costs for accuracy, as well as fixing costs from improper costs on purchase orders.
  • Demonstrate support of the quality systems.

Education and work experience preferred:

Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management

Proficiency in Excel

Some work experience in production planning (2 years), utilizing work order, MRP and forecasting systems in a manufacturing environment.  Experience in Demand Solutions a plus. 

APICS (CPIM) certification a plus

**PLEASE Respond to Lori at LAB7185@yahoo.com with resume if interested.

Posted 10/15/13



Job Title: Master Scheduler

Company:  Steelastic Co. LLC

Department: Materials

Reports to: Materials Manager

Travel: 5% travel

Staffing reporting to position: supervises buyer/planner/scheduler positions

Position Summary:

Provide our customers with “the right product at the right time” by effectively using the company ERP package(s), maintaining and/or facilitating communication with pertinent associates within the organization and generating the requisite purchasing reports/checklists to fully support the needs of the production floor.

This role will include, but not limited to, the creation of production schedules, tracking the capacity of critical work centers, and the monitoring of the Buyer/Planner/Schedulers to insure that these functions are completed in a timely manner along with the creation of purchase order releases for raw material needed in production with ownership of raw materials as assigned.

This role will require a drive to improve quality, eliminate waste, and reduce raw material and inventory costs while demonstrating a passionate pursuit of continuous improvement throughout Steelastic/RMS.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This Position is a direct supervisory position, the Master Scheduler will be responsible for monitoring and assigning work in the Production Control area for up to five associates in accordance with the Buyer/Planner /Scheduler job description essential functions and the organization’s policies.


                  Responsibilities may include back fill support to the Buyer/Planner/Scheduler role (as assigned),  interviewing potential new candidates, recommendations for hiring, training associates, planning, assigning and monitoring work, recommending rewards and disciplinary action, involvement with management in addressing order concerns and through put.

Essential functions of the role:

Production Firm Scheduling Adherence 

  •  Maintenance/Implementation of a 5-10 day master schedule for assigned work centers. (20%)
    • Monitor and help resolve all material and capacity issues to achieve 95% customer on time delivery for assigned customers; Support of the Customer Service Department for daily/weekly /monthly production related issues that require additional attention (i.e. capacity, quality, etc.) to insure on time delivery.
    • Work with Quality Control Department to expedite the release of incoming and/or manufacturing materials, Quality requests and outside processing (as required). (5%)
    • Communicate order status to Customer Service as requested. (10%)

 Customer On Time Delivery

  • Measured on a monthly basis with the goal of 93% on time by assigned customers. (25%)
  • Support of the Customer Service Department for daily/weekly /monthly production related issues that require additional attention (i.e. capacity, quality, etc.) to insure on time delivery. (10%)

Total Raw Material Inventory Control

  • Identification/Implementation of Opportunities for Improvement (OFI) within the Supply base to reduce and/or eliminate all unnecessary inventories by your assigned commodities and planner codes. This will also include the creation of inventory dollar goals (for your group) to insure that inventory targets are met. (15%)

Supplier On Time Delivery

  • Understanding, Maintenance and Optimization of Supplier On Time Delivery, with the direct attention to achieving an overall score of 93-97 for all suppliers graded. This will include, but not limited to, the optimization of the production order process, inventory reduction programs (EOQ, Lot Sizing, kanban systems, etc.)  (15%)




Bachelor’s degree (BSBA preferred)



5-7 years Production Planning experience in a progress materials management structure; or equivalent related experience or training.  Minimum 2 years of Supervisory experience. 


Specialized skills/technical knowledge:


Basic computer and keyboarding skills required.  Functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, (or equivalent), highly desired.  Previous exposure and experience with automated MRP inventory control systems (Oracle ERP preferred) strongly recommended.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals     of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Michael A. Bonus   Materials Manager, Steelastic Company, Akron, Ohio 44130 (330) 564-1513 mbonus@steelastic.com


Posted 10/1/13



Job Title:   Product Planner


Job Purpose:


To forecast, plan and schedule assigned products to meet Customer needs in the most timely and efficient manner.   Meet customer service level objectives and planned inventory objectives.


Essential Duties:

  • Forecasting
    • Maintain a working knowledge of forecasting methods and processes.  Learn any new system enhancements provided in the forecasting system and recommended improvements.
    • Ensure system is maintained and all exceptions are analyzed.  Perform supply and demand analysis and incorporate into the forecast.  Generate reports and make adjustments if necessary.
    • Communicate with marketing to refine and improve data to accurately forecast product.
  • Planning
    • Plan all purchased and manufactured parts utilizing the best ordering approach.  EOQ, min/max, fixed days, Kanban, MRP, etc.
    • Ensure accurate planning parameters are set in planning systems.
    • Schedule manufacturing orders and ensure customer requirements are met.
    • Give work direction and prioritize schedules on the shop floor.
    • Communicate with customer service to align priorities to meet customer requirements.
    • Keep management proactively informed of manufacturing challenges and issues (capacity, machine down time, and fluctuations in resources).
    • Plan capacity of assigned area and sub-contract work if necessary.
    • Ability to identify opportunities to balance capacity between both machining and assembly resources.
    • Negotiate with internal cross functional teams on capacity utilization and sourcing.
    • Utilize the MRP system to create the buying plan, regulate safety stocks, recommend expedites and de-expedites in order to meet demand while maintaining optimum inventory levels.
    • Work with other departments to attain optimum assembly and machine capacity utilization.
  • Purchasing
    • Plan and execute the flow of externally procured material from the supplier into the factory for assigned products ensuring inventory optimization and flow of material.
    • Ensure planning information is communicated with suppliers in a timely manner.  Phase out, delivery changes, etc.
    • Proactively communicate supply shortages to appropriate personnel.
    • Follow up with suppliers as necessary, to resolve delivery problems, cost changes, or quality issues.
    • Work with suppliers on establishing Kanban agreements to reduce inventory and lead-time.
  • Inventory
    • Manage inventory to ensure cell objectives are met and in line with company objectives.
    • Manage surplus and obsolete inventory and actively disposition inventory if required.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement inventory reduction initiatives.
  • Reporting
    • Demonstrated report generation skills and ability to prepare presentations.
  • Preproduction Planning
    • Support new product development from concept stage through successful product launch
  • Improvements
    • Define, drive, and implement process improvements and systems improvements for materials' activities.  Provide timely, accurate results to streamline and improve processes.
  • Training
    • Provide training on various material related concepts and processes to new material planners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Working towards APICS CPIM certification
  • Minimum 2 years planning experience in a manufacturing environment

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Oracle, Symix or other ERP Windows-based system experience.
  • Experience in planning product with multi-level BOM's.
  • Strong PC skills, including report generation skills (Cognos Impromptu, Office, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and lean manufacturing concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of machine types and capabilities within Graco.
  • Ability to recognize basic cost saving's opportunities and recommend to the appropriate personnel.
  • Prior experience planning for machining capacity.


Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!


For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, go to www.graco.com, click on Employment, and apply online. 


All applicants must submit an on-line application to the specific job to be considered.

Erica Moser | Human Resources Generalist
p: 330-491-4507 | f: 330-966-3008 | emoser@graco.com

Posted 9/23/13




An established closely held precision contract machining organization based in North Central, Ohio is requiring a Materials Manager.  Your position reports to the General Manager and duties will include:  


  • Plan, direct, and control activities relating to purchasing, production scheduling, movement and storage of materials used in the manufacturing process. 
  • Develop and install policies and procedures to assure efficient operation of areas supervised, and work with other department managers to assure efficient operation of area supervised, and works with other department managers to resolve problems affecting production schedules and delivery commitments. 
  • Responsible for operating within the scope of company policies and according to budgetary limitations. 
  • Implement a structured program of continuous improvement such as lean or six sigma and work toward Continuous Improvement of operation.
  • Direct the development of annual and monthly production and inventory plans which will optimize production and inventory costs and insure finished product availability to meet requirements generated by the Marketing Department


Education and Requirements

Our ideal candidate must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical area with a minimum of 10 years of experience in material management in the metalworking industry with supervisory experience in a production environment.  Must be able to work in a shop floor environment and have previous ERP implementation experience.  APICS certification is helpful. Coordinates total plant efforts with general manager and sales staff, frequent contact with customers, suppliers, and service agencies in the performance of the function, maintains a functional relationship with production and engineering staff.  The incumbent must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Project Management, and ERP.  Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively throughout the organization to achieve company goals and expected results. We are a drug free workplace. 


If you’re a driven, entrepreneurial, independent problem solver who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then join our team in creating the next generation that will improve manufacturing process for generations to come.

Please include Materials Manager in the subject line of your reply.  Please send resume with salary history to the recruiter at grlevar@sthrm.com  in Microsoft Word format.  No third party resumes or telephone calls.  Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruiter: Glenn R. Levar at Shared Time Human Resources Management, Inc., www.sthrm.com


Posted 9/23/13



Position: Purchasing Specialist


Company: A global Plastics Machinery manufacturer with a wide range of high-precision all-electric injection molding machines. With over 100,000 injection molding machines installed all over the world. Highly respected for their support network, ensuring customers of sales, parts, training and service and processing assistance, and sell over 5,000 machines annually.
Together with our Japanese parent company we are one of the largest manufacturers of Injection Molding Machines in the world. We have four plants, in Japan, Germany and China with over 3,000 employees.


 We appreciate our employees by providing:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Full benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Family, team oriented working environment with advancement opportunities

Your unique role with the company: To provide an effective communication between the company and suppliers.  To purchase the best products for the best price in the best interest of the company. 

  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Attend meetings, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and seminars to network with people in other purchasing departments.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices. 

Community Information: Strongsville, Ohio population 44,750

  • A Suburb of Cleveland
  • Easily accessible by interstate roadways north, south, east and west. For professional sports, the arts and world class universities
  • Moderate cost of living
  • Excellent schools
  • Diverse industrial base-nearly 200 businesses are attracted to strategic this location
  • The Strongsville Recreation complex has swimming, track, weight lifting & court facilities
  • 86 acres of city parts, 10 playfields, 18 baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts.

What we are looking for in a Candidate:

  • Four year degree in Business Management or related field, or related experience
  • Must have knowledge of and able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • APICS certification desired
  • Excellent knowledge of MRP, JIT, and other purchasing and materials concepts
  • Must have a knowledge of related machining
  • Must have a working understanding and knowledge of metallurgy and raw materials
  • Must be able to read and comprehend assembly and machining drawings
  • Capability to read schematics is a plus

Recruiter:                                               KLA

110 Boggs Lane, Suite 242, Cincinnati, OH 45246





Posted 9/11/13


Position: Inventory Control Specialist

Company:   Encore Industries

Encore Industries, Inc. is a leader in the paint sundry market and a growing player in packaging.  Encore operates three divisions including Encore Plastics Corporation, Midstates Plastics Corporation, and Encore Plastics Southeast, LLC.  We have five facilities in three states with a focus on continued growth.  To learn more about Encore, visit www.e-encore.com.


 We are looking for a professional for an Inventory Control Specialist for our Cambridge, Ohio manufacturing facility.  The ideal candidate will be hard working, of good character, self-starting, and a quick learner. 


Job Duties include:

  • Inventory variance investigation, root cause analysis, and reconciliation.
  • Conduct periodic physical inventories.
  • Conduct daily warehouse cycle counts.
  • Audit inventory transactions.
  • Act as a back up and provide assistance to the scheduling and work order reconciliation processes.
  • Act as a back up for bill of material and new part number creation.
  • Assist with training supervisors and employees on departmental ERP work instructions.
  • Update and maintain departmental ERP work instructions.


Requirements include:

  • Strong work ethic and must be a self-starter.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and Word with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with an ERP system is preferred.


We offer an industry competitive benefits package with pay determined based on experience and education.


Send Resume to cambridgeinventory@e-encore.com.


Encore is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace.


Posted 9/06/13




Position: Scheduling Specialist

Company:   Encore Industries

Encore Industries, Inc. is a leader in the paint sundry market and a growing player in packaging.  Encore operates three divisions including Encore Plastics Corporation, Midstates Plastics Corporation, and Encore Plastics Southeast, LLC.  We have five facilities in three states with a focus on continued growth.  To learn more about Encore, visit www.e-encore.com.


We are looking for a professional for Scheduling Specialist for our Cambridge, Ohio manufacturing facility.  The ideal candidate will be hard working, of good character, self-starting, and a quick learner. 


Job Duties include:

  • Create work orders based on stocking levels, min/max agreements, and customer demand.
  • Work closely with customer service and warehouse personnel to advise on ship dates that cannot be met.
  • Maintain ongoing interactions with various departments including manufacturing, warehouse, purchasing, sales, and customer service regarding any issues affecting production and on-time delivery.
  • Attend and participate in daily production meetings or other related meetings to discuss current and future production schedules.
  • Track and report bill of material to work order accuracy.
  • Act as a back up and provide assistance to the inventory and work order reconciliation processes.
  • Act as a back up for bill of material and new part number creation.
  • Update and maintain departmental ERP work instructions.


Requirements include:

  • Strong work ethic and must be a self-starter.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and Word with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with an ERP system is preferred.


We offer an industry competitive benefits package with pay determined based on experience and education.


Send Resume to cambridgescheduling@e-encore.com.


Encore is proud to be a Drug Free Workplace



Posted 9/06/13



Position: Material Handling Supervisor

Company:   RFD Beaufort

RFD Beaufort Inc. is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the marine and aerospace industries.  Due to tremendous growth in the U.S. military industry, we currently have the following positions available at our Sharon Center facility.

Material Handling Supervisor:

Responsible for the day to day operation of the Material Handling Team which includes:  Management of Inventory and Cycle Count Program, Implementation and Sustainment of Material Replenishment Systems and Processes, Achieving Daily Shipping Goals, Manage and Direct 3-4 employees, Ensure compliance with DOT/HAZMAT  and International Shipping Regulations.

Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in Supervision, experience with the Design and Implementation of Material Replenishment Systems, Inventory Control, MRP / ERP Systems, Lean Manufacturing concepts, shipping product via LTL and Small Parcel Service and Microsoft Office applications.

We offer a competitive salary accompanied by benefit package, including medical, dental and 401(k).  Please send your resume along with salary history to:

Attn: Human Resource Manager

RFD Beaufort Inc.
1420 Wolf Creek Trail
P.O. Box 359
Sharon Center, OH 44274-0359


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F

Posted 8/31/13