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Vendor Planner (2715-056)

Company: Knoll, Inc.
Location: East Greenville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients in person and digitally to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, lighting, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands - Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, Muuto, and Fully - reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high-performance workplaces, work from home settings and luxury residential interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, we can help organizations achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Living Building Challenge and WELL Building workplace certifications. To learn more about our initiatives to support more inclusive and diverse communities, visit


The Vendor Planner/Scheduler is responsible for planning and scheduling of raw material, component parts, services and/or finished goods to support the customer order schedule and ship date. Follow-up with suppliers to ensure quality and their on-time performance to the plan. Responsibilities for this position include the following.

  • Have a working knowledge of MRP (Material Requirements Planning), purchasing policies, procedures and processes.
  • Review MRP weekly/daily and procure component parts based on production requirements and supplier capacities.
  • Utilize capacity scheduling tools to effectively balance workloads across multiple product lines and processes within each supplier for component parts and finished goods.
  • Facilitate communication to develop action plans to resolve supply constraints and/or bottlenecks.
  • Maintain and manage cashflow (expedite, closeout, de-expedite, etc.) weekly.
  • Review all safety stock/reorder point on component parts as required by business conditions.
  • Monitor inventory levels to objectives; timely follow-up on discrepancies, negative inventory issues.
  • Reconcile any shortage situation.
  • Review excess and obsolete inventory and take required action to meet corporate goals.
  • Identify and implement cost reductions
  • Coordinate the movement of Knoll supplied materials to vendors.
  • Support KnollStudio Quality with regards to RN/warranty recovery with timely disposition of rejected materials.
  • Support KnollStudio supplier on-time and department ship goals.
  • Facilitate iSupplier issues with suppliers; arranging vendor direct shipments when necessary.
  • Reconcile invoice problems with Accounts Payable.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree or three to five years (3-5) experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge of vendor scheduling concept/MRP.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: MS Excel, Access and Word.

Required Experience

  • International purchasing experience a plus.
  • JD Edwards and Oracle experience is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical, problem solving capability.
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Team oriented and customer focused individual.

Knoll is an Equal Employment opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition at

Keywords: Knoll, Inc., Allentown , Vendor Planner (2715-056), Other , East Greenville, Pennsylvania

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