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Daktronics Buyer/Planner in Brookings, South Dakota


Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

  • Ensures that the appropriate inventory is ordered on time and at the appropriate volume to support the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Master Production Schedule (MPS) schedule. The buying function also includes expediting or de-expediting material as required by the MRP/MPS process and following the escalation process when issues arise.

  • Buyer Planners place Purchase orders (POs) from pre-approved suppliers, Transfer Orders (TOs) from other Daktronics factories, and Work Orders (WO) when scheduling production areas.

  • Manages PO status completing status calls and interaction with suppliers to ensure prompt inventory materials delivery.

  • Buyer Planner has the authority to order MRO type supplies (non-production related) at the request of authorized plant personnel.

  • Insures data problems are identified and resolved. Must maintain accurate systems information in support of MPS viability.

  • Become knowledgeable of and follow company procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed to meet Daktronics growth and customer expectations.

  • Review item attributes through daily item review.

  • Review items to ensure we are addressing excess inventory and creating countermeasures to stop excess from accumulating.

  • Manage production schedules for a value stream within the HSPR factory.

  • Communicate schedule changes to the leaders of production areas.

  • Continuously look to improve ways we manage data and process paperwork throughout the factory.

  • Communicate schedule shortcomings and/or part shortages to Master Scheduler and Materials Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Business, Economics, Finance, or Operations Management or a comparable field. Bachelor’s degree in other fields may also be considered.

  • Material production control experience within a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills required. Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

  • Good computer skills required. Software includes Glovia, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team.

  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, pleaseclick here ( .

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Job ID2021-4275

LocationBrookings, South Dakota

Type Full Time

Shift Day