• Posted on: Jul 25, 2022
  • Location: Garner, NC
  • Job ID: d0b01214
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Jul 25, 2022
  • Location: Garner, NC
  • Job ID: d0b01214
  • Type: Full Time

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Planning and Purchasing Agent
Status: Salary
Supervisor: Estimating, Planning and Purchasing Director
JOB SUMMARY:
 Plan projects according to customer specifications and internal estimates for manufacturing,
identifying each department’s specific duties to complete the project. Purchase materials
needed for producing projects. Purchase and coordinate outsourced activities associated
with projects.
JOB DUTIES:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Review customer specifications and estimated specifications to prepare work orders for
manufacturing operations.
 Determine most cost efficient method for producing projects
 Review instructions and specifications to ensure job will proceed through the
manufacturing process efficiently.
 Review established job ticket instructions in ePace and recommend improvements.
 Calculate and provide layout impositions for internal and external use.
 Communicate with customer service personnel, sales representatives and vendors
regarding job specifications, work-in-process and outsourced items production
schedules.
 Perform reprint planning as required.
 Apply knowledge and understanding of requirements, limitations and workflows as they
pertain to conventional and UV offset printing, packaging, digital, flexo and wide format
printing.
 Apply knowledge and understanding of requirements, limitations and workflows as they
pertain to prepress, bindery and finishing functions
 Apply knowledge, experience and research skills to qualify, communicate with and
resolve issues as they pertain to outsourced production vendors and materials providers.
 Lead and/or contribute during any production meeting or planning meeting
 Other duties may be assigned.
 Practice all job, department and company safety procedures.
 Practice all job related ISO 9001 quality procedures.
 Qualifications to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily.
 The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required.
 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
 High School Diploma or GED
 Intermediate PC skills to include knowledge of Excel and data entry skills
 In-depth knowledge of printing, packaging, bindery and flexo manufacturing operations
 Understanding of impositions and layouts as they pertain to offset, digital and flexo
workflows, including bindery and finishing processes
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
 Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, whole numbers,
common fractions and decimals. Ability to use a ruler.
REASONING ABILITY
 Ability to make sound judgments regarding planning and customer satisfaction issues.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to
interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
 While performing the essential functions of the job the employee is required to sit for
long periods of time. The employee is required to use hands and fingers for using
computer, typing and writing. The employee is required to lift job containers that may
weigh up to 35 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
 While performing the essential functions of the job the employee is not exposed to
moving mechanical parts, electricity, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the
department does not require the use of hearing protection.
 
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