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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. 



-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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