Planner / Purchaser (Production)
Springdale, AR 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description


This position is responsible for planning and purchasing parts, specifically focused on production / manufacturing parts. The Planner will be responsible for scheduling the usage of production materials to ensure optimal levels. The Planner must evaluate suppliers and quality timeliness and match according to goals and targets. They also must monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage that may arise.


Use information from ERP sales forecast, MRP safety stock levels, customer sales orders and production capacity.

  • Review material shortage reports and communicate to appropriate parties to determine parts availability for daily production planning and weekly lead times.
  • Maintain an open line of communication to all departments and suppliers that affect the goals and objectives of the company. * Must be able to meet daily, weekly with production team to ensure all requests are met.
  • Promptly addressing and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production.
  • Coordinating production operations in accordance with material and equipment availability.
  • Analyze, understand purchase orders and plans to meet production / forecast demand.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of purchasing and planning master data for assigned materials and products.
  • Purchase manufacturing aids for all product lines.
  • Must be able to report on a regular basis to various sources on project progress, cost savings, improving vendor and partner initiatives.
  • Proactively seek out, assess and deliver cost and lead-time reduction opportunities and supply chain solutions
  • Manage inventory for assigned parts portfolio, aligning material input to support customer requirements
  • Expediate production or purchase orders that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between current plan and requirements to meet or exceed customer expectation.


  • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of internal and external customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills needed.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications and MS Outlook capability.


  • Must be able to use all MS Office applications, intermediate Excel user
  • BAAN LN a plus, SAP Experience.

Let's create a cleaner future together

Clean is changing. Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change?

Nilfisk, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Equal opportunity It is the policy of Nilfisk not to discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Nilfisk to take action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1 to 6 years
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