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Planning/Purchasing Manager

Req ID: J2247853

  • Location
    Florence, United States of America
  • Category Planning Group
  • Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2020
  • Type Regular Full time

Job Description


Senior Planning/Purchasing Manager is the department head of the planning/purchasing function in a mega site, multiple sites, or region. The role is responsible of the continuous improvement of planning/purchasing function to achieve the world class delivery performance with optimized inventory.

Senior Planning/Purchasing Manager needs to build up and manage the planning/purchasing organization with required capabilities. The job also requires a thorough understanding of the dynamics of- business needs and leverage solutions to provide best in class service to customer and support Jabil growth.


  • Aligning with operational senior management on the key objectives to focus
  • Develop short term and long-term improvement work plan including cost, efficiency and quality to align with operation strategy
  • Effectively communicate company strategy and collaborate with team members to prioritize continuous improvement project
  • Size and budget appropriate planning/purchasing team resources and define scope of responsibilities of the team to support current and future needs of the operation development
  • Establish selection and hiring process to staff the planning/purchasing team with right talent.
  • Structure the planning/purchasing team through proper tasks allocation and establish collaboration processes among SMEs and functional stakeholders
  • Perform skill assessment to Planning/purchasing team and gap analysis
  • Deliver required training to make sure Planning/purchasing team obtain required knowledge and skills to carry out the work
  • SMART goal setting with team members and regular performance review
  • Provide regular feedback and guidance to team members to help them discover how to deliver continuous improvement result through enhanced behavior
  • Work with cross functional team members to develop solutions of continuous improvement project, update procedure documentation
  • Monitor and report the improvement project progress with tangible and intangible benefit on regular basis.
  • Act as a change agent to closely monitor the transformation process and manage the activities through multiple sections or departments
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Functional Manager in area of support (e.g. Materials Manager, or Operations Manager or Operations Director.
  • Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management). Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Purchasing Manager, Workcell Purchasing Manager, Assistant Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Supervisor


  • Ability to form and lead strong multi-functional teams to achieve company and customer (internal or external) objectives
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under pressure and able to do conflict management
  • Advanced PC skills including knowledge of Jabil's software packages
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization, strong communication skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets.
  •  Proficient Verbal and Written English Skill


  • Typically requires a minimum 12 years of related functional hands on experience with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Certification in specific functions preferred, such as APCIS Certification, etc.
  • Certification in system preferred such as SAP or Kinaxis
  • PMP Certification Preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Preferred
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

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