Brunswick Buyer/Planner in Edgewater, Florida

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Buyer/Planner coordinates and controls sourcing activities with a keen focus on purchased parts planning during the launch of new models at Boston Whaler.

ROLES AND RESPONSBILITIES

  • Analyzes, forecasts, and schedules materials to support rapid commercialization of new model releases

  • Communicates engineering specifications to suppliers and negotiates best cost during new model development

  • Design and execute parts planning strategies in conjunction with production procurement

  • Drive activities that minimize purchase part lead times through our high-performance product development process

  • Ensures materials are available to support development and integration of new models into production

  • Establishes professional working relationships with suppliers and communicates priorities for critical shipments

  • Identifies and develops opportunities for material cost reductions

  • Lead activities for specification clarification as well as revision planning during new model development

  • Maintain internal database with timely and accurate information to assist in the management of supplier selection, best cost, and development lead times

  • Manages parts readiness for aggressive commercialization during production integration

  • Represent New Program Sourcing with service on product Core Teams

  • Takes a pro-active role with other company employees in assessing present raw material fulfillment practices and works with appropriate internal and external groups to initiate and execute process improvements

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in purchasing or materials management required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management or Engineering Preferred

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred

  • AS400, Ultriva, and prior MRP experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred

  • Competency in Microsoft Word and Excel required

SKILLS

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment

  • Experience collaborating across departments to achieve goals

  • Ability to proactively resolve supplier and specification issues

  • Requires excellent communication and people skills

  • Proven sourcing and problem solving skills required

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

About the Company:

For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, FL, the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11-37 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com at http://www.bostonwhaler.com/ . Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

Brunswick Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer (M inorities / F emales / D isabled / V eterans)

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) is home to the people behind life’s passions. Our company is made up of some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands in categories such as recreational boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, active recreation, and activated workplace products. While we are family to 14,000 employees around the world, three divisions in more than 30 countries create a local environment, with our global headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Mettawa, IL.