Lifetouch has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer/Planner. This role will provide mid-level professional support for the implementation, management, and evaluation of all phases of the sourcing program or plan for a Lifetouch Company or segment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  • This position will consist of 75% planning and 25% buying responsibilities
  • Handles moderately complex responsibilities associated with the sourcing and planning function 
  • Lead the demand planning activity for assigned product lines and associated materials including interpreting and converting S&OP information into sku level plans
  • Perform plan vs actual analysis throughout the season to ensure material plan validity
  • Secure bids, analyzes pricing and procures production materials 
  • Execute and maintain accuracy of MRP with timely creation and alignment of PO’s and shop orders to satisfy customer demand, achieve desired stocking levels and maintain flow of work 
  • Review and maintain MRP integrity by evaluating forecast data, Bill of Materials accuracy and ensure safety stock or strategic inventory levels are maintained
  • Tracks progression of PO’S, production orders, requisitions, capacity, schedules and rates, investigate factors that affect schedules, modify plans and apply required resources as necessary
  • Communicate and coordinate frequently and proactively with production supervisors, Engineers, internal business partners and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships.  
  • Perform planning functions to achieve timely and successful launch of new products and participate on new product development teams
  • Expedites orders to meet production needs and inform management of potential problems and assist in implementation of short and long term solutions.
  • Ensure supplier/commodity profiles are up to date and report spend under management for assigned areas in accordance with divisional supply chain standards

Additional Duties and Responsibilities    

  • Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Business 


2 to 5 years in a supply chain, production planning or operations in mfg. setting

Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities): APICS or ISM coursework, CPIM Certification preferred