We're always looking for talented and creative individuals to join the PLP team. Below is a list of our current opportunities. Please apply as indicated below. 

PLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

 


SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

Department: MANUFACTURING

We are seeking a Supply Chain Analyst that will implement and control standardized, supply chain, procurement and purchasing master data; develop data analytics that support global sourcing, supply chain and subsidiary goals and objectives; perform data analysis and work with stakeholders to develop strategies and performance metrics. Facilitate best practice global reporting and  provide direction for risk management i.e. the development of opportunities, and mitigation of threats; generating reports as appropriate or requested, to provide supply market analysis, commodity tracking, and support with supplier assessment, selection and ongoing evaluation; Identify cost improvement opportunities through analysis of spend data and present cost benefit analysis, assist in the determination of total cost of acquisition and total cost of ownership models; track progress of supply chain projects, communicate status reports on a timely basis and administer meaningful metrics to track supply chain/supplier performance. 

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementation and control of standardized supply chain master data e.g. commodity naming and coding convention for all parts, across PLP entities and work with engineering and subsidiaries in support of the implementation of part naming convention, standard part nomenclature, standard drawing nomenclature and revision control.

  • Create and continue the development of supply chain reports and reporting methods.

  • Assume ownership of the supply chain data management system (e.g. Data Warehouse), structure and reporting.

  • Perform market research, trend analysis, pricing structure analysis, etc.

  • Undertake data analysis of market trends, commodity profiles, PLP spend etc. 
     
  • Implement and continuously monitor performance metrics e.g. supplier spend profiles, OTDIF, PPV, cost reduction, supplier productivity, compliance with international, country and regional regulations, and adherence with company policies including Global Operating System and contracted spend. 
     
  • Assist with tracking of sourcing and cost reduction projects and reporting of deliverables.

  • Ensure appropriate visibility of supply chain and procurement analytics and performance.

  • Develop good communication with PLP subsidiaries and key stakeholders to ensure an understanding of internal customer requirements.


    Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience  

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Good understanding of strategic procurement processes and methods

  • Skilled at market and spend data analysis and categorization

  • Understanding of MRP

  • Excellent communicator  

  • Utilizes IT to organize work and automate repetitive tasks.

  • Strong PC competency including MS Excel, analytical tools (Data Warehouse preferred) as well as proficiency in, Power Point, Visio, Word and MS Project would be advantageous

  • Ability to travel 10-15%, including Internationally 

  • Strong influencing skills with an ability to achieve results working within teams on a global basis.

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to achieve cooperation between departments, functions etc..  

  • Ability to deliver reports, data analysis and presentations to stakeholder groups.

  • Strong in multi-tasking

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INSPECTION ENGINEER

Department: RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING

We are seeking an Inspection Engineer who will be responsible for performing detailed field inspection on Transmission, Distribution, and Substation assets.

Job duties and responsibilities:

• Performs detailed field and in-depth inspection 

• Direct UAV pilot and work together onsite

• Review images on sight and complete checklist items required by customer

• Identifies anomalies and classifies assets

• Works closely with Data Analyst and Technical Writer – Provides organized data and findings from field inspection for post processing 

• Analyzes and thermally tunes infrared images

 

Requirements:

  • A high school degree, business courses with dealing with customer service helpful

  • Has a detailed knowledge of Transmission, Distribution, Substation and Generation utility assets 

  • Willing and able to travel the majority of the time 

  • Engineering Bachelor of Science college degree preferred 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
                            
  • Ability to focus and respond promptly to customers' needs

  • Accurate data entry skills

  • Self-motivation skills

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VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SPECIALIST

Department: SALES AND MARKETING

We are seeking a Visual Communications and Marketing Specialist that will create, design, and/or edit multiple forms of original content for the company, including videos, photography, images, webinars, infographics, social media, and various types of written content. Additionally, this individual will assist with the company’s visual identity and global brand alignment efforts.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives and organizes an abundance of expedite requests and helps determine if customer delivery dates can be met.

  • Creates effective, engaging, and interesting visual content, including videos, images, graphics, presentations, webinars, infographics, and various printed or web-based materials.

  • Assists with the development of original written content, including video scripts, news/blog articles, case studies, white papers, and external-based content developed in coordination with industry publications, organizations, or media companies.

  • Assists with company’s social media and digital marketing efforts.

  • Assists with media relations and brand advocate initiatives.

  • Coordinates with product management and/or sales to obtain technical or market information needed to create/modify materials stated above.

  • Assists with brainstorming sessions and various other projects where design and creativity are needed.

Requirements:

  • A high school degree, business courses with dealing with customer service helpful.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Production, Visual Communications, or equivalent.

  • 1-3 years of videography and photography experience with a focus on visual storytelling

  • Extensive Experience using Final Cut Pro X or other video editing software programs

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint)

  • Macintosh Operation System experience 

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

  • Creative/business writing, B2B manufacturing marketing, company branding, experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and experience using Adobe After Effects are a plus
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EXPEDITOR

Department: MARKETING

We are seeking an Expeditor who will be responsible for expediting customer orders to ensure complete customer service satisfaction.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Receives and organizes an abundance of expedite requests and helps determine if customer delivery dates can be met.

  • Actively and efficiently communicates expedite information with plant schedulers and shipping department to meet order expectations and on-time deliveries.

  • Ensures rush orders are processed through the order entry system and expedited for a timely delivery. Prepares multiple rush lists daily.

  • Continuously monitors expedite and one ship orders to confirm all orders are on schedule. Provides follow-up to plant schedulers, shipping department and customers with any changes.

  • Identifies and resolves allocation problems quickly by using critical thinking skills to understand reports, project details, and customer relations to initiate appropriate action with other personnel to improve delivery schedules.

  • Utilizes project management skills such as, leadership, communication, scheduling, and risk management assessment to manage the workload and to meet customer expectations.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while multi-tasking various requests for expedites, lead times and order status.

  • Ability to properly manage and respond to 75-100+ emails a day, with the ability to provide and organize proper follow-up as needed.

  • Provides special order handling for key accounts.

  • Assists customers/representatives with routine price and delivery questions along with general product questions.
  • Provides backup assistance on phone coverage as need.

  • Works with carrier on proof-of-deliveries and to track down lost shipments. Forwards proper paperwork to customer or has freight claim processed, if necessary.

Requirements:

  • A high school degree, business courses with dealing with customer service helpful.

  • Three to five years of previous order processing and/ or expediting experience is required.

  • Effectively communicate in both verbal and written situations involving internal personnel and customers along with a diplomatic approach to problem solving. 

  • Have the ability to focus and respond promptly to customer’ needs as well as accurate data entry skills are important.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and SharePoint) and familiar with ERP Systems.


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CREDIT ANALYST

Department: FINANCE

We are seeking a Credit Analyst who will be responsible for assisting with development and execution of policies and procedures for valuation of credit for third party customers (domestic and international) credit and collection activities for PLP USA. This role will apply cash payments daily, reconcile differences between payment and amount due as necessary. They will analyze customer payment trends and recommend to Credit Manager adjustment of credit terms on customer accounts. Ensures proper recordation of sales invoices, cash receipts and adjustments in customer accounts. Investigate and collect delinquent accounts of customers. Coordinates legal requirements with internal/external legal counsel related to customer delinquencies and bankruptcies.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the Credit manager ensuring accurate recording of cash receipts to individual customer accounts and reconciles customer accounts to general ledger. Handles, processes, and records cash receipts from all sources, foreign and domestic. Ensures accuracy of the accounting distribution of all miscellaneous cash receipts and proper recordation in detail records.

  • Assist Credit Manager with reviews, analysis and interpretation of third-party customer financial data and independent party credit reports to assess credit risk and establishes initial credit line and payment terms for new credit requests. Adjusts existing customer accounts credit line and payment terms by analyzing current trends in customer purchases, payment history, and financial risks.

  • Corresponds directly with customer to resolve past due open items and collect delinquent amounts. Communicates to marketing and sales personnel on actions taken and solicits their counsel and assistance where necessary.

  • Assist Credit Manager with override approval on open orders on credit hold and releases open orders for shipment.
  • Directs sales service department to issue debit and credit memos based on detail review and analysis of customer accounts when appropriate.
  • Assist with recommendation of uncollectable amounts for write off.
  • Serve as back-up in performance of Credit Managers responsibilities. 
  • Prepares and reviews monthly aging reports for both domestic and international customer accounts and other financial reports and summaries as assigned.Runs and reviews monthly customer statements, attaching written comment and invoice attachments when appropriate.
  • Maintains customer credit files including financial statements and credit reports. 
  • Although not directly related to credit and collections, assist other finance department activities including insurance program administration (maintain summary of policies and coordinate certificates of insurance as necessary).
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Credit Manager, Operations Controller, or CFO.

    Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in business or equivalent

  • Three to five years of related experience.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and with the sales and marketing team to achieve company wide goals.
  • Must have communication skills to interact effectively with customer’s procurement and financial management personnel to resolve discrepancy and payment issues. Must maintain independence and courage of conviction to protect company assets and practices for credit and collection. Must be able to effectively communicate and work with Company management.

  • Must have and maintain the prerequisite computer skills necessary to successfully complete assigned responsibilities.


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