Buyer / Planner

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  • Location:

    Manchester, United States

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  • Contact:

    Bob Giusti

  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Buyer / Planner



  • Assist Supply Chain management in creating a best-in-class Planning and Production Control organization
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Project teams to gather, validate, and challenge ongoing monthly forecasts
  • Translate customer demand into an executable production plan
    • Establish ad hoc forecasts and create temporary placeholder forecasts for larger customers where required
    • Develop and improve techniques to refine forecasts and communicate findings to stakeholders
    • Implement a forward planning process to minimize purchase part shortages
  • Manage production planning and change order management, to include
    • Creating and releasing production orders
    • Assessing impact of proposed and implemented changes
    • Maintaining shop floor schedules
    • Driving weekly shortage and status reviews
    • Handling of expedite requests
  • Manage ERP planning parameters to ensure accurate and value added MRP signals, to include integrity and accuracy of the BOM throughout the product lifecycle
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new products and product transitions
  • Coordinate inventory management tools and techniques to best address business needs (e.g. Kanban. Min-Max, Re-order Point, etc.)
  • Participate on MRB teams to disposition non-conforming material, manage replacements, and monitor performance
  • Follow up to ensure timely disposition of slow moving, obsolete, damaged and other unusable materials in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Perform annual and ad-hoc physical inventory, cycle counts, and re-valuations
    Ensure consistent and timely communication with all stakeholders so that they are informed of project status and are able to effectively support the needs of the project
  • Participate in best-in-class supplier and purchase part management to support project deliverables, to include:
    • Supplier Management
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Sourcing and quoting Activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or technical discipline
  • APICS/ISM Certification a plus


  • 3-5 years of experience as a Planner or Planner/Buyer required
  • Regulated industry experience preferred, medical industry a plus.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Exact MAX preferred)
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel
  • Experience with new product development/introduction
  • Experience with Demand Planning and Forecasting
  • Experience with Production Planning and Inventory Control
  • Experience facilitating Sales and Operations Planning preferred
  • Familiar with Purchasing Processes
    • Sourcing/quoting/PO management
    • Supplier Management






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