Production Planner/Buyer


Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 5 months ago
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As a global leader for over 40 years, Sercel is positioned to satisfy the world’s need for seismic acquisition equipment.  Wherever the location or whatever the field conditions may be – whether at sea, in open country, the mountains, the jungle or the desert- our engineers and technicians apply the skills and expertise acquired from their work in the field and Sercel’s commitment to R&D to constantly push the limits of seismic acquisition.

Job Description


Production planning and inventory control functions to support the manufacturing department. Perform buying assignments for production and non-production material, per established MRP requirements or approved requisitions


  • Plan and release work orders for production; maintain WIP status
  • Review capacity requirements and schedule work in production areas
  • Review work order variance reports for difference in planned costs vs actuals
  • Perform inventory cycle counts, review inventory for obsolete/slow moving parts as well as materials with expiration dates
  • Review ECO’s/DCO’s for impact on production
  • Coordinate with Purchasing Department on component delivery
  • Provide the Sales Department with expected delivery dates, clear blocks on sales orders
  • Support Production Supervisors on changes in manufacturing requirements
  • Work with Product Development and Quality departments for the creation and maintenance of prototype/project work orders for manufacturing
  • Database maintenance on assembled parts
  • Review bill of material and costing structure for accuracy
  • Review requisitions and MRP planned orders, enter and maintain purchase orders
  • Respond to MRP scheduling messages, expedite delivery of components



  • Minimum 3 years experience planning with computerized MRP system
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
  • SAP Knowledge of MRP and inventory management
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good analytical and decision making skills
  • Buying experience a plus

TYPICAL EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: One to three years production/inventory control in a                                                                                 manufacturing environment.

Additional Information

Work Authorizations/Security Clearance:

Employee must be eligible to receive deemed exports as defined by U.S. Export Administration (“EAR”) or EAR-controlled technology.

Employees’ nationality, citizenship and/or residency status is sought solely for export control compliance purposes, and will not be used to unfairly discriminate in the hiring process.


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Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Analytical, Auditing, Business Administration, Communication, Customer Service, Data Management, Document Control, Engineering, Environmental, Export Booking, GeoPhysics, Imports, Industrial, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Occupational Safety, Office Assistance, Project Management, Quality Control, Science & Biotech, Social Work

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