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Senior Buyer Planner

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Burlington, United States

  • Senior Buyer Planner

  • Senior Buyer Planner

About Our Client

A manufacturing firm in Burlington, MA.

Job Description

Senior Buyer Planner responsible for purchasing and negotiating terms for materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Determines material requirements from MRP schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels. Evaluates vendor performance and develops new vendors where required. Frequently monitors cost to ensure best vendor pricing.

In this job, you will:

  • Stay up-to-date and follow all Quality System procedures related to this job, which can affect the quality of products or services provided to our customers.
  • Analyze MRP requirements and initiate purchase orders to support production requirements.
  • Confirm that suppliers have current specifications and/or drawings prior to issuing any purchase order.
  • Maintain accurate and complete supplier information in ERP System.
  • Maintain purchase part attributes in MRP system to ensure cost effective requirements planning. Maintain accurate purchase order due dates in ERP System, periodically review and close invalid P.O.'s
  • Purchase maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) items such as tooling, electrical and computer related equipment, as required.
  • Coordinate required outside processing requirements (OSP) including painting, anodizing, powder coating and other operations performed by suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate low cost mechanical and automated re-order card items using Vendor Management Inventory analysis.
  • Determine the need for routine and first article inspection of components. Communicate inspection requirements on purchase orders. Complete inspection requests from the Quality department as required. Communicate quality deficiencies to suppliers, monitor completion of required corrective actions, and ensure timely disposition of non-conforming parts member of MRB.
  • Coordinate engineering change activities with suppliers including initiation of ECR's for required changes. Coordinate, communicate, and implement required ECO changes with suppliers.
  • Support and coordinate efforts by engineering for new product development projects. Identify new suppliers as required.
  • Utilize ERP System to track, expedite and follow-up on all purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery. Monitor overall supplier delivery and quality performance. Initiate corrective action as required to improve performance. Communicate supplier delivery delays to appropriate department.
  • Participate in process and cost reduction improvement projects. Initiate ideas for improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Successful Applicant

Senior Buyer Planner Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • Minimum 7 years related purchasing experience. Experience working in a medical device or FDA regulated industry strongly preferred
  • Oracle ERP system experience required. Computer skills including proficiency with standard office software and programs (MS Word and Excel) and ERP Systems
  • CPSM (Institute for Supply Management) and CPIM (APICS) Certifications are Desirable

What's on Offer

Competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit package that starts on your 1st day, 401k match, paid holidays, generous paid time off plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Work in the Burlington, MA area.


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