Hayward Industries

  • Material Buyer Planner

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2018 8:56 PM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial swimming pool equipment, with strong markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and over 60 other countries. Our success with innovative new products and new markets is creating opportunities for dynamic and challenging careers in a number of areas.

    For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to customers’ needs and builds in innovation during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal is to become the around the world brand of choice for residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.

    The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands asOmniLogic®,EcoStar®,TriStar®,Super Pump®,ColorLogic®,CAT Controllers®,AquaRite®andNavigator® Pro.

    We invite motivated professionals to share our vision of new growth and product innovation. For consideration please apply on-line at http://careers-haywardnet.icims.com/


    The Material Buyer Planner plans materials, releases work orders and purchase parts for manufacturing in support of master production schedules.


    • Analyze and maintain target WIP levels.  
    • Schedule assigned commodities & production areas according to internal and external customer requirements and WIP targets.
    • Maintains accurate inventory records and retention of records.  Analyzes work center capacities for current and future production schedules to determine material requirements and availability to meet demands.
    • Reviews and approves engineering changes of new product implementation for feasibility and schedule into the production plan for execution.  Prepares all paperwork deviations, PCD's, obsolescence, etc.
    • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
    • Coordinates maintenance and updates to item master file as necessary.
    • Responsible for cost and quality improvements of assigned parts.  
    • Participate in negotiations with Commodity Managers and/or Materials Manager.
    • Creates and maintains purchase orders and releases material against purchase orders to support production plan, service part plan and work orders.
    • Interface with Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Design Engineering, Materials, Accounting, Corporate Commodity management and other departments as required.
    • Continuously review product/processing using lean manufacturing techniques to identify potential opportunities to emphasize improvements within material movement and inventory management.
    • Complete special projects and assignments as requested by Materials Manager.
    • Work with required departments to reconcilel parts, financials and/or supplier issues.
    • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures within OSHA guidelines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



    • 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent of education and experience.  
    • Experience with appliance manufacturing preferred.
    • Must have a Valid TN Driver's license. 
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google required.
    • AS400,MRPII
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills.



    Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university preferred.


    Physical Demands:

    • Sit constantly
    • Stand/Walk occasionally
    • Ability to lift 0 - 15 lbs.
    • Reach forward frequently
    • Reach above shoulder occasionally
    • Kneel occasionally
    • Bend occasionally
    • Vision (Near, Distance, Depth Perception)
    • Use keyboard constantly
    • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - hearing and eye protection when entering manufacturing production facility
    • This position works in an air conditioned and heated office 




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