Demand Planner (Inventory/Purchasing Advisor)-USA
Ingram Micro is an integral part of the technology ecosystems, helping our partners grow and thrive through the creation and delivery of Information Technology, Cloud solutions and Lifecycle services. With more than $54 billion in revenue and the ability to reach 90% of the global population, we are one of the world’s largest technology distributors, serving our partners through operations in 61 countries with 29,000 associates.
Ingram Micro has earned Great Place to Work Certification™ for 2022-2023 in the United States! This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to our people and our culture.
Come join our team where you’ll make technology happen in surprising ways. Let’s shape tomorrow - it’ll be a fun journey!
Responsible for purchasing of products and services to meet company requirements and maintain appropriate inventory levels. Negotiates best deals with vendors and ensures adherence to quality and delivery standards. Interfaces with multiple internal departments to resolve discrepancies related to invoicing, shipments, etc. Buyers may specialize in a specific area (e.g. services, IT products, etc.) or functional support (sales). Support personnel manage the paperwork and purchasing systems transactions to ensure adherence to procedures.
This role is accountable for financial forecasting, product demand, timing of product, overseeing and analyzing trends, supply chain logistics, and demand planning.
Understands and works on cost estimate of maintenance, product movement, inventory of clients.
Understands forecasting, vendor relations, contracts, and purchasing.
Interacts and partners with different departments or organizations on how the working capital.
Works with the vendor and the customer to maintain onsite relations, and getting groups together to determine how to sustain working capital metrics and capabilities.
Coaches the team, leading and guiding the understanding of working capital, time to pay inventory, warehouse stay time, contract negotiation for better payment terms.
Project management experience is required. Looks for process improvement and leads projects that will have the biggest benefit on continuous improvement
What you bring to the role:
Recognized master in professional discipline within own business unit and across the company. Implements strategic goals. Establishes operational plans for job area. Develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans that will have impact on the achievement of functional results. Significantly improves on existing process and practices.
English and Spanish proficiency required.
Applies a broad perspective to provide innovative solutions to a variety of complex issues. Novel solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with business area objectives. Internally recognized technical or business contributor. Integrates research and emerging technologies into company product platforms. Internally recognized as a premier technical, industry or product specialist.
Incumbents charged with maintaining highest knowledge of relevant technologies, emerging business/ industry trends, competitive technical direction and product direction. Provide broad architectural design into company products, policies and procedures.
Possesses a highly specialized level of technical expertise or business acumen. Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge arrived through exposure to emerging technical advancements or complex business situations. Four year college degree (or additional relevant experience in a related field). Minimum 10 years functional experience including a minimum of 5 years position specific experience. Ability to make significant contributions to the company.
*This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It’s a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all of these duties.
Please be prepared to pass a drug test and successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check that includes verification of vaccination status.
Ingram Micro requires all new associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, this position requires applicants to submit proof, prior to start date, that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Ingram Micro will comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants will be notified of the requirements of Ingram Micro’s COVID-19 policy and process for verification of vaccination status prior to the start of employment.
Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination or racism. As a company we do not – and will not – tolerate these actions.
Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.