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Junior Buyer/Planner

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Tripp Lite

Chicago, IL

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Tripp Lite, a world leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity products, is seeking an experienced Senior Buyer/Planner at its Chicago headquarters. The right candidate will plan and manage procurement processes for a category of products to ensure that purchased goods and services achieve quality, cost, inventory and delivery goals.


Balances inventory and fill rate to deliver maximum value.

Supports efforts to develop suppliers to reliably deliver product with lower costs, shorter lead-times and improved quality.

Through MRP review, forecast management, and vendor collaboration ensure product availability in a high-SKU, multi-site global environment.

Monitors in-stock and delivery status to take expediting steps and share accurate “available to promise” information with key internal stakeholders.

Supports improved methods for logistics compliance and new product introduction working with Operations, Engineering, and Product Management.

Maximize effective use of the ERP system and other company technology platforms to increase material management efficiency.

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Relevant bachelor’s degree. 1-2 years purchasing or supply chain management experience with minimum $1M annual buying responsibility. Possesses MRP, ERP, query, spreadsheet skills. International purchasing and logistics experience. Negotiation, communication, problem solving, attention to detail and time management skills. Modern manufacturing, electronics industry and dynamic environment experience.

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No one wants to get tripped up by the light fantastic. Trippe Manufacturing (doing business as Tripp Lite) makes a variety of equipment used to protect, power, and connect electronics. The company's surge protectors guard against surges, spikes, and overvoltages that can damage computers and other electronic equipment. Its line conditioners automatically adjust to over- and undervoltages. Trippe's uninterruptible power supplies provide power during brownouts, blackouts, and in remote locations. Other products include inverters, power strips, cables and switches, storage and network server enclosures, and power-management software. Founded in 1922, Trippe is owned by its officers.

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