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Supply Chain/Logistics - Entry-Level

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Logistics/Supply Chain
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19001241 Requisition #
The Supply Chain & Logistics (SC&L) entry-level pool position is to provide a new Pella SC&L employee with well-rounded understanding of Pella Corporation and the Supply Chain & Logistics function.  This will be accomplished with a 3-6 month rotation through each of the three primary functional groups in SC&L:
  • Supply Management (Supplier Specialist)
  • Central Materials Management (Buyer/Planner)
  • Corporate Logistics (Load Planner/Carrier Coordinator). 
Activity in these functional groups will be 70% experiential learning. The goal is to provide a “ready now” candidate to either a planned future need or an immediate need of the department. The intention is that the pool candidate completes their rotation through each functional group before a permanent placement is made, but Pella reserves the right to place the candidate early based on the needs of the department. 

The Pool candidate could fill an open position in any of the three primary functional groups based on the open position timing, the long-term needs of the department and wishes and skills and abilities of the pool candidate. 

Supplier Specialist: 
  • Supplier performance and leading the day to day activity of the current supply base. 
  • Leads the commodity team with the Supply Manager and Buyer Planner to ensure an optimal performing commodity.  
  • Leads the implementation of projects within the supply base and serves as a point of contact for supplier base questions. 
  •  Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.  Problem solving and organizational skills are a must.  
  • Develops an understanding of Pella Supply management principles and policies.

Buyer Planner:  
  • Placing purchase orders for materials consumed in multiple manufacturing locations. 
  • Ability to translate the demand information received to plan and order the correct inventory levels at each manufacturing location. Resolves purchase order issues including clarification, processing orders for substitutions, or modifications associated with the purchase order. 
  • Works closely with different departments and plants to assure that proper communication is relayed to both Pella personnel as well as suppliers.  
  • Works closely with both internal customers (maintenance, engineering, factory, and office personnel) and suppliers.  
  • Assists expediting of orders to ensure on-time delivery where necessary. 
  • Responsible for communication with manufacturing, suppliers, and Supplier Specialist on delinquent orders. 
  • Assumes responsibility for resolving problems within defined limits, related to orders and escalates as needed to Supplier Specialist. 

Load Planner: 
  • Executing tasks related to load planning and transportation logistics.  
  • Ensure load plans are built accurately in a timely manner at sufficient cost and utilization levels.  
  • Works with the appropriate shipping site to ensure load plans meet their needs and adjusts as needed.  
  • Demonstrates ability to solve problems while satisfying both internal and external customers. 
  • Supports the teams cross training initiative by learning other load planner’s duties and providing back up support as needed. 
  • Job involves using independent judgment with limited guidance or supervision.  

Carrier Coordinator:  
  • Daily communication with contracted carriers to secure load procurement and find resolutions to all issues that may help a carrier more effectively execute a load.  
  • Communication with load planning to adjust loads as needed.  
  • Daily communication with carriers to develop and maintain working relationships.  
  • Knowledge of transportation and DOT regulations. 
  • Help facilitate inbound raw material shipments and develop round trips around outbound loads that support efficient continuous moves. 
  • Job involves using independent judgment with limited guidance or supervision.  

TRAVEL
Position may require travel up to 20%.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Educations and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in a supply chain or related business field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating instructions, standard work and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

Reasoning Abilities

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Power Point and Oracle.

 

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 sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color 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.


Condition of Employment

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment. Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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