• Brock Purchasing and Planning Associate

    Job Locations US-IN-Frankfort
    Posted Date 17 hours ago(3/18/2019 8:17 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Summary

    This role is located in Frankfort, Indiana.


    Want to be a part of a global, high-tech company that is launching innovative agricultural solutions and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where integrity and a passion for success is valued and where people work together to get things done?  


    Then, Brock Grain Systems has a place for you!    


    Who We Are:


    Brock Grain Systems is a division of CTB, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Company and we have a long-standing tradition of demonstrating inspirational leadership in developing, marketing and supporting grain facility solutions worldwide. Our company operates facilities in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.  We are part of the CTB family and have a history going back more than 60 years. Our national and global success comes from our company strength and dependability, innovative solutions, global capacity, and exceptional service.  We take pride in our reputation for delivering Brock Solid® reliability and durability – as well as being at the forefront of the worldwide challenge to feed a growing population.  So, as a team member you will be part of our mission in developing new technologies to help feed the world!


    Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®


    What We Offer: 

    • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
    • Challenging and progressive career development
    • Competitive salaries
    • Profit Sharing, Holiday Bonus & 401k
    • Excellent Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
    • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
    • Tuition Reimbursement & Dependent Scholarship Program
    • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
    • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

    Specific Responsibilities

    What You’ll Do:


    As the Purchasing and Planning Associate, you will coordinate the purchasing and planning of specified materials to ensure quality products are shipped on time to customers.


    Your Accountabilities in the Role:

    • You will partner with the scheduling department to understand the product demand and to ensure accurate ordering and inventory levels are met.
    • You will generate demand within the ERP system to create component part forecasts and specific ordering needs.
    • You will order components through purchase orders (for external use) or work orders (for internal use) to meet exact demand for production.
    • You will liaison with venders on specification needs, any errors in delivered components, or changes to orders for effective resolution.
    • You will develop cost-saving opportunities by sourcing, qualifying, and adding on new vendors that can deliver value and price.


    Position Requirements: 

    • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Purchasing, or other similar field preferred; would consider a combination of coursework and education.
    • Experience: 2+ years of purchasing, supply chain, material sourcing, or buyer experience preferred; will train the right person.
    • Certification: APICS certification would be a plus but not required.
    • Functional Skills: Strong math, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required for this role. Excellent planning, prioritizing, attention to detail, and follow-up are also needed to meet the job functions.
    • Technical Aptitude/PC/Other: Intermediate in MS Office Suite; primarily Microsoft Excel/Word. ERP experience would be a plus (prefer JD Edwards); strong aptitude with technology who could learn quickly would also be considered.   
    • Leadership/Behaviors: Self-starter who can work independently and learn quickly. Excellent ability to build relationships with those internally and externally to meet the position needs. Creative and innovative to recognize an issue and work calmly to find a resolution.
    • Culture Match: Need conceptual thinkers who can take a vision and create better processes/solutions. Energetic, honest, and high ethical standards who is hard-working. Enjoys collaboration, being a team player, and leading/participating in continuous improvement processes

    Other Important Information:     


    Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise.


    This position is eligible for bonus & profit sharing!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


    Reports To: Business Unit Manager for Brock                                                                                                        


    Core Hours:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm


    Typical Work Week:  M-F; some additional hours as needed; approx. 40-42 hours a week on average


    Direct Reports:   None


    Travel:   Limited


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