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Production Buyer/Planner

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Munnsville, NY, US, 13409

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Organizes, coordinates and schedules efficient, cost effective and timely production of manufactured products. Supports business unit through maintenance and analysis of cost data to ascertain variances and prepare reports.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages the Production Control database administration and monitoring of production reporting to ensure accuracy
  2. Schedules manufactured finished goods and special orders
  3. Assists with design, development and maintenance of programs for information sharing between manufacturing, engineering, purchasing and sales
  4. Participates in the continual development of methods for improving scheduling procedures, increasing productivity and realizing cost reduction opportunities
  5. Classifies labor, material and overhead costs to compute the unit cost of product or service
  6. Records cost data for use by management in controlling expenditures
  7. Conducts and analyzes audits of costs and prepares reports; compiles cost data for preparation of operating budgets
  8. Analyzes actual costs vs. standard costs and prepares reports of variances
  9. Prepares estimates of new or proposed product costs
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive experience with financial analysis, cost accounting and auditing.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and MRP software (SAP).
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact with multiple departments throughout the organization (Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Sales).
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to exercise judgment while handling multiple priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Utica

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