Junior Planner/Buyer

Santa Ana, CA, USA Req #23
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Iteris has been a pioneer and leader in transportation innovations for more than 15 years. We have had a long history of firsts in our industry, from developing statewide traveler information systems and connected vehicle technologies to traffic performance measurement and analytics software solutions. Our smart detection sensors – which can detect and differentiate between vehicle, pedestrians, cyclists and more – are used in one-third of all signalized intersections in the U.S. and are deployed in more than 40 countries worldwide. 

Our 10,000+ customers, including state, local and federal agencies, traffic engineering departments, and commercial enterprise customers, look to Iteris as the “trusted advisor” for guidance on smart mobility best practices and ways to make intersections safer, less congested, and more sustainable and cost-effective to operate. 

We are paving the way to the future of transportation and we want you to join us on this important journey. 

What you will be doing:
The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule.  Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. 
  • Using a forecast and input from the sales team, determine the required materials to meet goals
  • Coordinate with other departments as required to maintain material pipeline and schedules, this to include engineering, sales administration, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
  • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
  • Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers

What you need to be successful in this role:

    • 1 plus year in Buyer / Planner environment
    • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required 
    • APICS or similar industry certification
    • MRP experience, inputting forecast, understanding of output of MRP
    • General Windows and Microsoft Office skills.
    • Good communications skills 
    • Oracle planning module experience
    • Understanding of the Electronics industry 

    What’s in it for you:

    • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision and more)
    • 401k with company match on day 1
    • Paid Time Off
    • Great culture  
    • Career growth 

    Iteris, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    Other details

    • Job Function Roadways Sensors
    • Pay Type Salary
    • Santa Ana, CA, USA