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Otis Elevator Company Buyer/ Planner in Florence, South Carolina

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United States of America


OT541: TFP - Florence, SC 1500 Otis Way, Florence, SC, 29501 USA


  • Purchases materials, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures, delivery, and terms; typically purchases $3-5 million per year; does not become heavily involved in the development of specifications or Suppliers, but the work is more complex than buying off-the-shelf items. Items are typically build-to-print items, often involving old, complex, or obsolete designs, sole or single source technology, or items such as machined parts that include many sequential fabrication steps throughout the process.

  • Owns the Performance of assigned suppliers, particularly Delivery, Schedule performance, including the diagnosis and escalation of issues impacting production in these areas: Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, Warehouse and Supermarket.

  • Reviews and issues purchase requisitions; follows up and expedites as necessary.

  • Works cross-functionally, especially with Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality Engineering, Materials, Receiving, Inspection, Operations, Finance, Customer Service, and Production Planning.

  • Maintains procurement records such as Open Order Reports, On Time Delivery, as well reconciling any inventory discrepancies.

  • Supports Materials disciplines to identify gaps in processes and implementations; Conducts root cause analysis and identifies strategies to bridge the gaps. Supports implementation of identified processes and monitors to closure.

  • Supports identification of opportunities for process improvement.

  • Collaborates with several cross functional departments as it relates to CN implemented and the roll out to the factory


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year College or University; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience including the following:

  • Experience with JDE MRP

  • Proficient in Windows Microsoft Office Software including Excel and Outlook.

Otis is the world leader in reliable, efficient and technologically advanced elevators, escalators and people-moving systems. Our revolutionary Gen2® elevators, energy-saving ReGen™ drives and NCE “green” escalator have clearly set the industry standard for innovation, safety and performance. More than 2.4 million Otis elevators and escalators are currently in operation throughout 200 different countries. We are proud to have a global team that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. So just imagine where we can take you!

Otis is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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