• Planner Buyer (Mobile)

    Location US-IL-Schaumburg
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    Experience (Years)
  • Overview

    It’s the people who make the difference. Our four-generation family business built on our founding values and principles delivers best-in-class quality products with a growing Fellowes family of employees. If you are leading your own career and want to work with brands committed to helping you be your best, we want to meet you.


    Our Team


    Our culture encourages initiative and integrity. Our work environment is based on respect for individuals in an atmosphere of collaboration with a focus on results. The Fellowes Mobile team is passionate about creating and delivering high quality, user-friendly products for our customers and their consumers. You’ll enjoy a highly collaborative environment, with a team that joins in on the problem solving and has fun while executing. This team lives by the “work hard, play hard” mantra, putting in the extra hours to achieve our goals, supporting each other during crunch time and always coming together to celebrate our wins.


    The Role


    You will work with a number of teams to execute activities in support of the global supply chain for Fellowes Mobile, with goals to maximize speed to market, improve efficiencies and ensure cost management. You will also manage projects that will empower you to make critical recommendations and offer input on new methodologies and processes.


    You Will…


    • Manage suppliers, company assets and service levels to maximize ROI for Mobile accessories
    • Support the new product development process, to include:
    • Ensuring SKU set up/item set up and coordinate all associated resources.
    • Determining minimum order quantities (MOQs) to support orders
    • Placing PO for first production runs
    • Ensuring all S&P activities are executed to meet timelines
    • Execute the ASCP plan to ensure KPI objectives are met
    • Support inventory management by executing inventory plans, transferring material between global distribution centers and organizing data for excess and discontinued inventory reviews
    • Manage purchase orders and logistics
    • Contribute to effective financial management; receive payments, resolve discrepancies, issue debt memos and track costs for accurate margin analysis
    • Put in extra time beyond a 40-hour work week (to include evenings and weekends) in support of key projects and conference calls with our overseas partners 
    • Travel domestically and internationally (Asia) up to 10 percent


    What You Bring to the Team


    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in planning/purchasing, to include experience in an ERP and/or materials management software
    • A positive, hard-working attitude and flexibility during times of change
    • The ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • An eagerness to be challenged
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Cross-functional team leadership
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
    • A high sense of urgency while also maintaining an excellent attention to detail
    • A proficiency in MS Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


    You May Also Have


    • Experience in an OEM or manufacturing environment
    • Consumer product experience
    • Knowledge and interest in mobile technology
    • Experience managing purchasing spend
    • Experience working in Oracle
    • Experience in Business Process Improvement (BPI)
    • Exposure to JIT, TQM, TOC
    • APICS, CPIM or NAPM CPM certification


    About Fellowes Brands


    Founded on a rich 100-year history, our reputation, passion for excellence and Fellowes values - a belief in people, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement - live in every product we make, and inspire best-in-class design, quality and performance in all we do. Our four core values drive our behavior, approach and response to the world around us. Initiative. Integrity. Teamwork. Passion. These values are steeped in the character of our founder, Harry Fellowes, who established a value-based culture at Fellowes over a century ago.


    Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran


    Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes' property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.


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