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Raw Material Buyer/ Master Scheduler

Date: Mar 27, 2021

Location: Sweetwater, TN, US

Company: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 15,500 employees in 33 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Raw Material Buyer/ Master Scheduler


SCHOTT Flat Glass meets the high requirements in creating aesthetic and individual glass solutions for household appliances, kitchen and living. With decades of know-how in glass processing and customized solutions, SCHOTT Flat Glass is the preferred partner in the household appliance industry. Cross linked production sites all over the world enable us to be a flexible and secure partner offering products complying with international standards.


Your Tasks


  • Plans and purchases raw glass, chemicals, enamels, and other materials, ensuring materials are in stock in time to support the Master Production Schedule.
  • Maintains an optimal balance between purchasing lot sizes, inbound freight expense, inventory carrying costs, and on-time delivery requirements.
  • Maintains constant contact with Master Production Scheduler, taking customer delivery requirements, supplier delivery abilities, and other factors into account to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with suppliers to shorten delivery lead times and minimize transportation cost; expedites when necessary.
  • Maximizes the capability of SAP by fully utilizing its abilities to plan and purchase raw material inventory, and schedule production to manage semi-finished and finished inventory.
  • Manages raw material inventory by coordinating and conducting regular cycle counts.
  • Seeks to maintain an optimal balance of production efficiency (long production runs), inventory levels (low inventory), and customer delivery rates (on-time delivery performance) by constantly monitoring inventory levels and customer requirements and making adjustments to the MPS.
  • Maintains continual contact with Customer Service to ensure that promised dates are provided and achieved.
  • Organizes and leads monthly Macro Capacity Planning Meeting to review upcoming orders, sales and shipping forecasts, and capacity requirements at a high level. 
  • Actively participates in micro planning meetings such as Micro Capacity Planning Meetings, Overtime meetings, etc. to facilitate production and capacity planning at a more minute level.

Your Profile


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field
  • Two or more years experience in Planning, Purchasing, or Materials Management
  • Strong computer skills, basic level proficiency in MS Excel (intermediate level proficiency a plus, not required), good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and perform at a high level, APICS CPIM preferred but not required, SAP experience a plus

Your Benefits


  • Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company, we offer collaborative and systematic personnel development. You will work with us to design your individual career path and continuously develop your skillset. On the other hand, we compensate you for your contributions through competitive compensation packages and by sharing in the company's success. Your innovative spirit is a key driver for SCHOTT.

You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us? Then, please send us your application: SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation, Human Resources.


As a company, we always look for talented and energetic people to join SCHOTT. 


SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation, Sweetwater Tennessee (US-TN) Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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