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Parker Hannifin Corporation Planner / Buyer in Woburn, Massachusetts

Planner / Buyer

Location : Woburn, MA, United States

Job Family : Planning

Job Type : Regular

Posted : Aug 27, 2021

Job ID : 25543

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Position Summary:

  • Ensures performance to the mater production schedule to achieve division objectives for customer service, inventory levels and configuration management. Plans, prepares, issues and controls difficult production schedules and material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • • Determines production priorities by studying master production schedule and customer requirements.

  • • Acts as a primary customer contact for matters regarding production status, schedule changes, shipping information and returned material. May adjust master schedule in response to customer feedback/requirements and manufacturing capacity.

  • • Identifies variety of raw material and component requirements for production from engineering and production specifications and schedules of diverse or difficult scope and complexity. Ensures accurate item master file and bill of material.

  • • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as need. Evaluates, recommends and implements changes to the overall planning process consistent with continuous improvement goals.

  • • Coordinates cross-functional activities with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Shipping/Receiving, and Contract Administration to ensure a smooth flow of materials through the production process and consistent information regarding status and priorities.

  • • Evaluates materials supply and demand. Prepares work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts to support a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements. Coordinates material movements between internal work and storage areas and/or outside processing or suppliers to ensure materials are available when needed.

  • • Schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders and/or stock transfers to meet customer shipping dates and minimize inventory.

  • • Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems. May lead or be assigned to a special project team.

  • • Analyzes inventory usage, scrap and shrinkage. Recommends and implements any appropriate actions to minimize loss, reduce inventory, and/or increase inventory turnover that would support inventory level objectives.

  • • Analyzes proposed changes in methods, schedules and materials. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses.

  • • Resolves problems concerning shipments, shortages, engineering changes and cancellation of orders.

  • • Maintains configuration control on all open orders and appropriate data files as required by division policies and procedures.

  • • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical or trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.

  • • Complies with federal, state and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with policies and procedures in Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM).

  • • May provide leadership to other departments. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


  • Education and Experience:

  • • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field required

  • • Two to four years’ experience preferred.

  • • APICS certificate preferred.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing resources planning theories, principles and industry practices.

  • •Thorough knowledge of manufacturing resource planning systems, business application software, and interface operations.

  • •Ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement methods (e.g. pull systems, process mapping, JIT).

  • •Knowledge of legal, regulatory and internal policy requirements related to production control.

  • •Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs.

  • • Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways and evaluate alternative solutions that may require coordination across multiple teams.

  • •Ability to establish goals and objectives to complete projects.

  • •Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures.

  • •Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, team leaders and top management.

  • •Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • •Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • •Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

  • • Must be a US Citizen or have US Permanent Resident Status.

Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13.7 billion, global company. With annual sales of $13.7 billion in fiscal year 2020, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations. (“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and

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