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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Buyer Planner Supervisor in Lynnwood, Washington

Buyer Planner Supervisor

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Supply Chain

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an opening for a Buyer Planner Supervisor at our Lynnwood, WA campus. The Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day performance of the Buyer/Planner group and drives results through KPIs and the standardization of their work throughout Crane Aerospace & Electronics.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze the business, communicate changes, open doors, run interference and remove obstructions to ensure all members of the team remain informed and productive, as well as focused on meeting business goals and improving processes

  • Act as an MRS ( Material Replenishment System ) Tool Champion

  • Drive company initiatives including; OTD ( on-time-delivery ) to ensure both internal and external customers receive products/services within expected timelines, inventory reduction with a focus on continued inventory turn improvements and execute lean principles to drive lean across the supply chain with a focus on Kanban replenishment methods

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the development of intellectual capital (including self-development). Select, motivate and develop the most talented people regardless of race, gender, disability or age. Value the talent and abilities of all people. Treat people with trust and respect at all levels of the organization

  • Drive continuous improvement through the use of the Crane Business System ( CBS ) tools

  • Promote and maintain the appropriate level of customer focus ( internal and external ) at all times

  • Elevate issues and problems in a forthright and timely manner to achieve resolution

  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience : 3-7 years of experience in a supply chain role

  • Knowledge : Working knowledge of drawings and specifications

  • Skills/Abilities : Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and Oracle preferred

  • Education/Certification : BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or an allied field

  • Eligibility Requirement :This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor we are bound by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ( ITAR ).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years supervisory or lead experience

  • Professional certification ( APICS, CPIM )

  • Master’s degree

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment( P ersonal P rotective E quipment )to include but not limited to: safety eye glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE

  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes


50% * percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task


50% * percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Lifting ( in pounds ):

Up to 25 pounds

Pushing ( in pounds ):

Up to 25 pounds


Use of Computer


Cubicle / Desk / Manufacturing Environment

About Crane :

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.

In our efforts to maintain a safe workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.