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Employer: Daktronics
Location: Brookings, SD 57006
Employment Type: Full Time


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.


Live Events Manufacturing builds scoreboards and displays for customers including colleges and universities professional teams and facilities sports federations and international events and organizing committees.

  • 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 preapproved 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 (nonproduction 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.

  • Analyze inventory records and dollars invested ensuring that systems and reports are accurate in their representations.

  • Manage material flow and analyze the impact of production actuals on dollars remaining in inventory.

  • Based on MRP/MPS requirements coordinates with Buyer to ensure EOQ and lot size configuration.

  • Become knowledgeable of and follow company procedures.

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


•Bachelors degree required in Math, Business, Economics, Operations Management, or comparable degree. We will also consider a current fulltime Daktronics employee pursuing a Bachelor's degree within two semesters of completion, along with five or more years of comparable work experience at Daktronics.
•Material production control experience within a manufacturing environment preferred.
•Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills required. Fluent in English 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.
•Background check will be conducted.
•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.

Contact Information

Human Resources
201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605-697-4000

Other Information

Category(s): Business Development, Management
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
Closing Date: 4/30/2018
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