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Johnson Controls, Inc.

Plant Buyer / Planner - MRP - Federal Division

Johnson Controls, Inc. - York, PA

Plant Buyer / Planner - MRP - Federal Division




What you will do

Under the general direction of the purchasing manager or materials manager, procures assigned materials, components, supplies, equipment and services that meet the operation’s requirements for quality, delivery, price, terms, lead times, and inventory levels.


Grantley Plant in York, PA


Eligible for benefits on first day of employment


Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation per calendar year

How you will do it

1. Supports senior buyers and purchasing manager on procurement issues, i.e. invoice and receipt discrepancies, expediting orders.

2. Procures materials to meet the goals of JCI regarding inventory turns, cost, quality, and customer requirements.

3. Assists in the supplier qualification process, per the JCI ISO Supplier Selection Procedure, and supports cross-functional teams in auditing/qualifying new sources of supply.

4. Places purchase orders and communicates blanket order/ master scheduling/ forecasting requirements to suppliers.

5. Determines most economical lot size and supplier lead times for purchasing components.

6. Conducts quoting activities to ensure best total cost for assigned commodities.

7. Supports commodity cost reduction, lead time reduction and supplier consolidation projects.

8. Supports inventory management programs with supply base that includes vendor stocking, consignment, vendor-managed inventory, etc.

9. Supports company goals for minority owned and small disadvantaged business suppliers.

10. Maintains data integrity of Deltek Costpoint.

11. Provides assistance to the materials group in expediting and de-expediting purchase and manufacturing order releases.

12. Sets standard cost on assigned commodities.

13. Supports contract administration for standard products.

14. Assists quality department in resolving supplier quality issues. Provides assistance to quality group in expediting and de-expediting as needed.

15. Performs special projects and related duties as assigned.

16. Reconciles differences in price, quantity, or specifications that may develop on invoices.

What we look for


Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent experience.

Five years experience in purchasing and planning, preferably in a production or manufacturing environment.

Good communication skills both written and verbal.

Proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite.

U.S. citizenship required. The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance required. (This involves a background/character, criminal history, employment, and credit check.)


Material Requirements Planning (MRP) experience

Experience with the release of manufacturing orders through formal MRP systems

Rough cut capacity planning experience

Experience working with Engineering Change Notices (ECN) highly preferred

Experience supporting machining, fabrication, welding or assembly related work

Government contracting experience

Experience working with Deltek Costpoint, preferably with the MRP materials module

Negotiation skills

Experience in a team environment desirable.

Who we are

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process please email

Division: JCFS (Johnson Controls Federal Systems)


*Supply Chain & Procurement


*Bldg Technologies & Solutions


Plant Buyer / Planner - MRP - Federal Division



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Location: York, PA

Company Profile:
Johnson Controls, Inc. is engaged in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Its Building Efficiency segment designs, produces, markets, and installs integrated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. This segment also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. In addition, this segment offers residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products. The company’s Automotive Experience segment designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles serving original equipment manufacturers. This segment offers seating systems and components; cockpit systems consisting of instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overhead systems, such as headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. The company’s Power Solutions segment produces lead-acid automotive batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat and lithium-ion battery technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. It serves automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company and changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.