Planner Buyer

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Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution - Purchasing


Execute activities to support the global supply chain for one or more product lines in order to maximize speed to market, efficiency and cost management.


Manage suppliers, company assets, and service levels to maximize ROI for monitor arms, wire accessories, back supports, privacy filters, etc.

  • Manage supplier relationships.
  • Set up new suppliers and keep contact information current. 

Place POs and ensure the POs are acknowledged by suppliers within 48 hours.

  • Maintain supplier profiles.
  • Assimilate quotes for analysis. Send completed quotes to Product Data. 
  • Identify and document cost saving opportunities for management. Participate in negotiations.
  • Manage defective product returns and ensure appropriate chargeback. 
  • Meet or exceed all corporate S&P objectives for:
    • service levels – AAO and LOTC
    • inventory 
    • inventory turns
    • COGS
    • cost savings
  • Manage daily MRP/ ASCP output to identify requirements to order, expedite, and de-expedite materials. 
  • Establish and maintain vital Oracle system information such as lot size, vendor and buyer codes, lead-time, costing, and attributes. 
  • Execute discontinued inventory process and work to minimize scrap, discontinued, and slow moving inventory.

Support new product development process to support product road map:

  • Ensure SKU set up/item set up and coordinate all associated resources.
  • Determine minimum order quantities (MOQs) to support global order requirements.
  • Place PO for first production run.
  • Ensure all S&P activities are executed to meet timelines.

Acquire and maintain understanding of all relevant aspects of the Oracle system. Work with Oracle system on a day-to-day basis to ensure accurate information flow:

  • Set up and maintain supplier/product data.
  • Set up and monitor all planning attributes.

Execute MRP/ASCP plan to ensure KPI objectives are met:

  • Execute planning parameters to ensure that system performance is maximized.
  • Validate in-stock dates as needed by Demand Management.
  • Review and analyze forecast information where needed. Work inconsistencies and issues with Supply Chain Manager.
  • Coordinate revision level changes with Distribution and Customer Service.

Support inventory management:

  • Execute inventory plans.
  • Transfer material between distribution centers on a global basis where necessary.
  • Organize data for excess and discontinued inventory reviews; execute actions.

Support efficient logistics including tracking/expediting shipments from port to distribution center.

Manage purchase orders:

  • Execute MRP/ASCP planning and procurement process. Establish appropriate planning parameters.
  • Initiate/issue POs.
  • Open POs manually or release from the workbench.
  • Open non-inventory POs.
  • Place POs or discrete jobs for replenishment based on MRP/ASCP.
  • Place POs for direct shipment to all distribution centers when possible. 
  • Maintain POs to ensure accurate ATP.
  • Perform date maintenance on open purchase orders including updating due-at-port dates and logistics ETD.
  • Pull vendor performance data and determine violations and actions.

Contribute to effective financial management:

  • Ensure timely payment of invoices.
  • Resolve receiving discrepancies, invoice discrepancies, and supplier payment issues.
  • Issue debit memos to ship/return goods.
  • Track and formally document cost increases for accurate margin analysis.

Use independent judgment to research detail and arrive at a recommended solution.




Education -

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • APICS, CPIM or NAPM CPM certification preferred

Work Experience - Minimum 3 years’ experience of planning/purchasing in an OEM or manufacturing environment. Consumer product experience preferred.


Skills -

  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office products
  • Good knowledge of Oracle manufacturing and distribution applications strongly preferred but other ERP and/or materials management software considered
  • Exposure to JIT, TQM, TOC
    • Supply Chain training
    • Ability to work in a global environment 
    • Experience managing purchasing spend is preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran


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