Textron 2019 Associate Buyer Planner - Parts & Accessories in Augusta, Georgia

2019 Associate Buyer Planner - Parts & Accessories


About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off RoadTM, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, DouglasTM, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.


  • Maintain purchase orders and other required documentation in support of purchasing activities.

  • Places purchase orders and expedites materials to meet weekly production plans.

  • Monitors supply base performance as related to delivery and quality, and works with the supply base to resolve issues.

  • Manages the MRP system to ensure 100% schedule accuracy and adherence

  • Implements and documents comprehensive plans for all part number changes or usage changes.

  • Manages inventory levels to avoid excessive inventory, inventory shortages, and/or inventory inaccuracies within defined guidelines. Analyze domestic and international shipping forecasts to achieve optimal inventory levels.

  • Analyze domestic and international shipping forecasts to achieve optimal inventory levels.

  • Keep up-to-date on both actual and potential supply problems and/or delivery issues; provide timely communications and analysis to management.

  • Develop and promote better ways of analyzing and communicating service to both internal and external customers.

  • Assess suppliers' performance against predetermined goals.

  • Assist in improving supplier quality acceptance rates, delivery performance and cost savings performance.

  • Disposition discrepant material as needed.

  • Create purchase orders and ensure appropriate delivery.

  • Communicate with vendors to obtain product, price, availability, and delivery information.

  • Prepare material variance analyses and review cycle count results to allow for appropriate recommendations for improvements.

  • Buyer/Planner will have specific inventory dollar targets and this person will be responsible for maintaining the appropriate levels



  • Prefer service parts experience with OE equipment manufacturer

  • Strong computer skills - Word, Excel, Access, MS Outlook.

  • Teamwork: Building cooperation among, individuals and departments, sharing information and resources, and working to achieve group goals and outcomes.

  • Analytical Skills: Recognizing patterns, in data, information, or events, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for action.

  • Negotiation Skills: Influencing others to get, their agreement on terms for the purchase or exchange of goods and services.

  • Initiative: Taking action in the absence of specific instructions or in, the absence of a specific requirement, taking reasonable risks to achieve results, and persevering when challenged

  • Ownership / Accountability: Taking the lead in getting the job done and accepting responsibility for personal actions, costs, and results.

  • Technical/Functional Expertise: Demonstrating broad, in-depth, and up-to-date knowledge of pertinent technical, business and professional fields and ability to present information

  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively in a multi-cultural environment

  • Flexibility in a constantly changing environment


Bachelor’s Degree in business or related work experience required.



Physical Demands:


Additional Information:

Direct Reports: None

Travel Requirements:5%

Relocation Benefits:Yes

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Supply Chain

Primary Location US-Georgia-Augusta

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 266043