Production Planner/Supply Chain Planner 1

Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23452

Busch Vacuum Solutions is a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps, compressors, and blowers for use in industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, food processing, metallurgy, biomedical, and material handling.


Busch Vacuum Solutions has an immediate direct hire opportunity open for a Supply Chain Planner I at our manufacturing plant in Virginia Beach, Virginia! 


The Supply Chain Planner I should be able to react to the Master Production Schedule (MPS) in ERP system, execute Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Statistical Inventory Control (SIC) planning, including communicating, recommending, updating ERP as needed, insuring and expediting both internal and external suppliers.


If you are a highly motivated individual looking to join an amazing team, apply NOW for an opportunity to find out why Busch Vacuum Solutions is a great place to work!


Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes, plans, releases, controls, reschedules, and cancels materials and components that support production orders based on requirements in ERP via MRP.
  • Selects the appropriate mode of transportation to meet requirements while keeping transportation costs to a minimum.
  • Analyzes requirements for assigned suppliers/resources & production lines, makes decisions regarding Supply Chain strategies that maximize material effectivity while maintaining the expected level of customer service satisfaction and not exceeding the target set for inventory value of components and finished goods
  • Maintains adequate stock levels to meet production and spare parts demands while keeping inventory levels at desired targets consistent with ABC123 analysis ensuring that excess and obsolete inventory levels are kept to a minimum.
  • Oversees, analyzes, and makes procurement recommendations regarding purchase orders and/or strategies, based on requests received from customer (internal and external) and trends.
  • Contacts suppliers and/or work centers regarding material problems within assigned planning codes that are either the result of demand fluctuations, delayed receipt, quality issues, etc.
  • Maintains master data within ERP such as lead times, lot sizes, planning strategies, reorder points, firm - and trade off zones, and so on.
  • Maintains records and documentation related to past activities, order specs, supplier specs and performance histories and provides to management as needed.
  • Implements engineering changes.
  • Reviews planning documents such as Planned Releases, Shortage Report, Line Leader updates, Article Inspection Reports, Engineering Change Reports, Material Discrepancy Reports, and other planning reports for correct data elements, verifies data requirements, and calculates requirements into the appropriate existing data management system.
  • Coordinates with Accounting department and Sourcing Buyers to resolve quantity discrepancies.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers, and operations.
  • Works cross functionally to rectify defective or unacceptable goods and subsequent plans for future.
  • Participates in meetings, conferences, seminars, training, and other technical programs to remains current in material/procurement management policies, procedures, and technological developments in the industry as related to assigned function.
  • Responsible for participating in lean process improvements and problem-solving activities.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Required Experience

  • 1-2 years in a manufacturing work environment, analyzing and recommending material replenishment, or equivalent years of formal education: Required
  • Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school): Required, Field of Study: Business, Supply Chain Management or Logistics
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning): Required
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Required
  • Experience with SAP: Strongly Preferred
  • Valid Drivers, license must be maintained throughout employment that meets Busch Insurance standards.


Personal Qualifications

  • Work with a high level of initiative, be self-motivated, and possess professional maturity
  • Be detail, goal, and safety oriented
  • Must be organized and maintain a clean and orderly workspace
  • Must possess a positive attitude, be dependable, and trustworthy
  • Work independently or as a team, as necessary, to fulfill department and Busch goals and objectives
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills in English



Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to pass a 10-panel drug screen, 7-year criminal history check
    • Most felonies are a disqualifier, misdemeanors are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Must be willing and able to utilize all required PPE
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%) domestically and internationally



Physical Requirements

  • Constant reaching outward, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 10lbs
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 15lbs
  • Occasional climbing, squatting, kneeling, reaching above the shoulder, and lifting/carrying/pushing pulling up to 50lbs
  • All applicants must be able to hear and see audible and visual alarms and must be able to wear all required PPE, such as safety shoes, electrical hazards, safety glasses, and hearing protection.


Benefits & Opportunities


Busch Vacuum Solutions offers an attractive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, EAP, tuition reimbursement, Legal Plan, 401K, PTO, and more! 


Opportunity for growth and advancement via on-the-job training, paid training/certifications, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the company.  Busch values promoting from within!


Work Environment


Moderately controlled manufacturing environment, moderate noise levels, fumes, and airborne particles, while working near moving mechanical parts.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.


Why work for Busch Vacuum Solutions?


As diverse and boundless as the world of vacuum is, so are the jobs and tasks at Busch. We welcome all talents, regardless of education, age, gender, or nationality; worldwide.






Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach