Buyer Planner Job - Conyers - job 1198181

Acuity Brands

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Conyers, Georgia

Employment type: Full-time


We Light the Way!



Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.


About this Location


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.


Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid


How you will contribute:


The Buyer/Planner position will have responsibility for material replenishment and management. This role will ensure material availability (using optimum inventory based on Kanban) to enable on time assembly and delivery to the customer. This position will work closely with the cell leader on the floor managing the scheduling boards and Kanban boards to ensure accurate data to the cells regarding customer demand.


Responsibilities


Manage the Kanban Boards - purchase material to keep the cells running


Manage the Stand Up Meeting with the cell leaders - daily start to each day looking at late, current, and future demand and creating a plan to meet customer demand while reducing cost


Manage inventory in the Focus Factory - monitor Kanban and reduce/re-size as necessary


Manage the Kanban Process - audit the KanbanB to check for: 1) material and no card, 2) card and no material, 3) no material and no card on board, 4) material being pulled from two bins, 5) material not in dedicated location.


Manage the Customer - act as an interface between floor and customer, communicate problems and appropriately deal with customer demand to ensure zero late


Continuous improvement - participate in continuous improvement activities that drive the KPI's (E, Q, D, C, I).


Qualified Applicants will have:


2+ years of related experience


Knowledge of Lean, thorough knowledge of KanBan principles, product component knowledge and assembly processes Preferred


Ability to work collaboratively with hourly personnel.


High school math, well developed verbal and written communication skills


Proficient in Excel as a tool for data analysis


Ability to problem solve and the ability to multi-task are required.


Educational Background


Minimum - High School education


Travel Requirements


  • 1-20%


Physical Requirements


  • Medium work



We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!



Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands.



We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition.



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