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Buyer/Planner

Location : Minneapolis, MN
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
 

The Buyer/Planner will work closely with production, engineering and R&D staff to ensure supplies and planned, procured and delivered in support of the commercial and R&D business strategies.  Assist with supplier selection and securing alternative sources when appropriate. 


 


Responsibilities:


-This role must utilize ERP systems to ensure the demand signals are flowing through ERP correctly


-Support the purchasing needs of the business including obtaining quotes, processing


PO requisitions and submitting PO’s to suppliers


-Accurate and timely creation of requisitions in ERP which satisfy production demand and inventory plan


-Monitor and report supplier performance metrics


-Negotiate with suppliers to obtain best pricing


-Establish and maintain excellent business relationships with internal customers and suppliers


-Partner with Supplier Quality personnel to maintain supplier agreements and work through supplier quality issues


-Maintain late open order reports and communicate back order promptly 


- Help support product launches from a supply chain perspective as they transition from research and development to full commercialization


-Understand demand signals and partner with production and R&D teams to appropriately plan orders and inventory


-Conduct periodic operations meetings with key partners to align on production schedule and understand any supply constraints


 


 



Minimum Qualifications:



•  2-5 years ERP system experience


•  Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or related discipline


•  2-5 years’ experience as a Buyer or Planner or related supply chain role


•  Experience in a manufacturing environment


•  Attention to details and a desire to produce accurate work


•  Highly adaptable, flexible and willing to accept new ideas, processes and procedures


Required Qualifications :
 
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