Buyer Planner II


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Location Indiana IN
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Anna McGowan

Buyer Planner II

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Job ID: JOB-12687
Buyer/Planner II – Indiana, US

Our client, a leading medical device company based in Indiana, US are looking for a Buyer Planner to come on board to join the Materials Management team, as a Buyer II in the Purchasing department!

This role is responsible for assisting new product or acquisition integration teams by creating and monitoring build plans, attaining raw materials, OEM parts, tooling, and services in enough quantities to enable project team to achieve objectives for new product commercialization & integration.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Materials Administration: Generates, adjusts, and expedites purchase orders based on MRP (material requirements planning) along with pertinent information being used to run the business, i.e. schedule adherence, S&OP, etc.
  • Generates buy action based on authorized spending amount; Collaborates with the Planning Team to maintain optimal inventory levels and find the proper priorities for material support; Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping informed of any problems/delays and advertises any impacts/constraints to the core team.
  • Supplier Management: Monitors and advertises quality and delivery performance to the supplier and Global Sourcing Team; Responsible to resolve supplier related problems (works closely with vendors to assure a positive and professional relationship always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication); Controls assets at suppliers, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.
  • Total Quality: Reviews and approves all raw material document change orders; Maintains accurate purchasing master data, AVL, info record, etc.; Interfaces with Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning and Quality to ensure timely throughput and proper prioritization of materials received.
  • Inventory Management: Typically manages moderate to high complexity commodities and expense items; Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted inventory safety stock and least total cost material procurement; Identifies expired, excess, and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately.
  • Panning Management: Analyze and inform supply chain performance and diagnose key improvement areas (e.g., forecast accuracy, supply variability, Inventory DIOH, service level, backorder, EE&O etc.). Support the monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) processes to ensure uniform adoption across the divisional supply chain planning groups. Support process adherence and master data accuracy for demand planning, replenishment and inventory planning and optimization within the scope of SI&OP leveraging the Kinaxis – Rapid Response solution, a recognized leader in supply chain planning software.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in purchasing, supply chain, inventory management or planning
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization as well as with external vendors
  • Experience working in Excel
  • Experience working with an ERP system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in SAP/Rapid Response system

For further information on this role in Indiana, USA, please contact Anna McGowan on 00353864667369 / Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

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Anna McGowan


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Buyer Planner II

Anna McGowan

Role Type Permanent
Contact Anna McGowan
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