Vispero is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired and owner of the brands AI Squared, Enhanced Vision, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, The Paciello Group and Interactive Accessibility. All the Vispero brands have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.
Planner/Scheduler Coordinates the planning, procurement, and distribution of materials, parts, equipment, services, and supplies for the organization by performing the following duties.
Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Self-Motivated – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
Relationship Building – Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Coordinate all activities related to procurement of components, assemblies, equipment, and services beginning with planning requirements to support schedules
Establish and maintain supplier relationships both externally and internally to ensure company requirements are maintained
Solicit and evaluate proposals for requested components and products
Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with supply base
Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the components balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs
Create and distribute verified accurate purchase orders for goods or services
Track status and report on delays or other issues with purchase orders issued to ensure time schedules are met
Assist the Engineering staff in procurement of prototype components and assemblies
Work with engineering to approve alternate sources for cost reduction
Coordinate ECO implementation with suppliers and Freedom Scientific personnel
Communicate with suppliers and customers both external and internal
Maintains accurate record retention, per company policy, and work within the company’s established policies and procedures
Drive cost reduction through negotiation of current components
Works to consolidate components to ensure best-class pricing
Analyze supplier sourcing and selection with an emphasis on cost reduction
Identify areas of redesign that could result in cost savings
Monitor and analyze obsolete material
MRO purchasing as required
MRP Planning required
Planning for production
Experience with manufacturing planning
Other duties as assigned
Creative thinker with strong oral & written communication skills
Multi-tasking in a dynamic, fast changing environment
Knowledge of Applicant Tracking System
Proficient in Microsoft Office
HRIS experience a plus
Expertise interviewing and using social platforms to create brand awareness
Knowledge of employment practices specific to federal/state laws
Associate Degree (two-year college or technical school): or 3 years of Work Equivalent
Great Plains, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail, Microsoft Suite experience
If you have a passion for excellence and want to work with an outstanding team of experts, working in an exciting, challenging, fast paced environment for the world’s leading assistive technology company, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Vispero actively seeks to develop greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future employees. We are committed to attract and retain candidates who have a passion for their work and encourage all individuals to apply. Vispero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.