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RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION Buyer/Planner in Dubuque, Iowa

Job Category:Supply ChainSchedule:Full timeJob Description:

Job Title: Production Buyer/Planner Corporation: Rite-Hite Doors Inc. Department: Operations Reports To: Supply Chain Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Prepared By: Ashley Callahan Prepared Date: March 2015 Last Modified: July 2023 Location: Dubuque, IA PURPOSEA AND SCOPE This position is responsible for planning and scheduling due dates for purchased and manufactured components/assemblies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Work with production supervisors, applications, and CSR's to establish a final assembly schedule that will support our customers needs and maximize production efficiency.

Schedules and expedites the delivery of purchased materials to support future and current production schedule.

Work with special-order engineering to provide correct prints, bills of materials and lead times to production and purchasing personnel.

Manage inventory levels utilizing MRP.

Work with Supply Chain Management to maintain ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance. Define corrective action with suppliers as needed to resolve short-term performance issues.

Resolves shipping and receiving problems to ensure prompt and accurate inventory transactions.

Entering of cycle counts and other inventory adjustments in a timely fashion.

Communicate errors or process breakdowns in real time and coordinates efforts to resolve issues with appropriate personnel.

Maintain regular communication with purchasing, planning, engineering, and manufacturing to ensure inventory processes are followed and inconsistencies are identified.

Assists and drives continuous improvement initiatives.


Comfortable working within a fast-paced work environment

Experience in a cross functional team environment

Efficiently works concurrent projects while navigating changing priorities.

Strong written and oral communication

Detail-oriented and solid organizational skills


This individual will need to be proficient within Microsoft Office Suite. Experience in AS400 as well as manufacturing/commodity knowledge will be helpful. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to make decisions and solve problems using sound reasoning and judgment. Collect and analyze data and information across resources and individuals to fully understand a problem. Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps.


APICS certification PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Company Description:

Rite-Hite is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of industrial loading dock and door equipment. Our innovative products and world class sales organization ensure solid, consistent growth, both for our company and our staff. We are always looking ahead to develop innovative new products and services to improve our customers' safety, security, and productivity.

We Offer:

Rite-Hite provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, and vision coverage along with life and paid medical leave. We also provide a retirement savings plan that combines 401(K) with company match and profit sharing. Paid holidays, vacation, and up to five paid personal/sick days per year round out the package.

Rite-Hite is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer offering a drug free workplace for our customers and employees.