Bruker Corporation

  • Supply Chain Planner II

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/27/2018 7:18 PM)
    Req. #
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Work in Bruker Nano Surfaces in support of the Hysitron product line. Plan inventory, schedule manufacturing orders and coordinate the flow of work and materials to meet delivery expectations of forecasted and actual sales. Interact with suppliers to reduce cost through various means including price negotiation, competitive bidding and securing favorable terms. Work with production, purchasing, finance and the warehouse to develop efficient supply chain strategies to meet cost of goods objectives while optimizing inventory and production throughput based on demand. Requires a high degree of analytical capability with a combination of strategic and tactical skill to balance complex relationships between inventory, capacity, cost, lot size, lead-time and demand. 


    • Define and implement production control plans that optimize inventory and maximize throughput
    • Release purchasing and manufacturing orders based on material requirements planning (MRP) and coordinate the flow of material throughout the production cycle
    • Prepare and distribute manufacturing work orders and material pick lists to production
    • Coordinate material movement between vendors, warehouse and the production floor
    • Establish new metrics and perform audits to confirm that suppliers are achieving material objectives
    • Identify and reconcile shortages and product lifecycle changes that will have an impact on inventory and production plans
    • Analyze inventory and WIP to determine how to increase turns, reduce waste and improve service
    • Participate in long range capacity planning and recommend expansions as needed based on demand analysis
    • Support new product introductions, product changes, and end of life programs


    • Experience negotiating with suppliers to secure favorable pricing, terms, and delivery
    • ERP system experience with SAP knowledge preferred
    • Knowledge of SQL or other database, ability to understand ERP system data table relationships
    • Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting abilities to resolve discrepancies in ERP data and processes
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience using complex formulas and data connection queries
    • Understanding of lean material flow principles
    • Associate or Bachelor Degree in a related field, CSCP certification preferred
    • 2-4 years experience in a manufacturing setting preferred


    Additional Requirements

    • Ability to work with Production, Finance and other cross-functional teams in a professional manner
    • Ability to self-manage and deliver multiple responsibilities concurrently
    • Consistent, detail oriented and highly organized
    • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work flexible hours when required
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed