1 Opening For 2365 - Buyer/Planner Position at East Aurora NY Location2013-03-21 09:32:23
Salary Range: Not mentioned
The general function of the Planner/Buyer is for
the analysis of requirements for programs or products and the generation of
realistic production schedules for the client’s machine shop, assembly and
test, and the externally sourced supply chain.
After release of the schedules the Planner /
Buyer monitors progress against completion dates and takes appropriate action
to insure on-time completion of commitments to customers.
This requires a comprehensive knowledge of
materials and requirements planning tools as well as clients planning and
The Planner/Buyer role excludes sourcing new
suppliers and negotiations.
The Planner/Buyer will have a level of knowledge
about the product line (s) they support.
Periodically they will be called on to work with
multidiscipline teams made up of employees and customer representatives.
They must be able to work in this teaming
environment, handle the project assignments, and manage their normal workload.
Certification(s) in purchasing, supply chain
management, and/or production and inventory control or equivalent job
experience will enhance eligibility.
Analyze Bills of Material, routings, and demand.
Place purchase orders or work orders for
required level of product.
Responsible for proper part coding and provides
input to BOM structure.
Monitor status and maintain accurate schedules
Communicate issues in a timely manner to Master
Planner and/or Program Manager.
Works directly with the internal supply chain to
Monitor and adjusts schedules regularly through
capacity constrained areas.
Work through corporate purchasing and expediting
to optimize product flow through the majority of suppliers.
For products or processes not covered by corporate
purchasing, direct interface with suppliers will be required.
Proactive efforts with supply base to improve
on-time delivery or quality and reduce cost.
These include internal as well as external
Examples are LTA's with additional sources,
vendor managed inventory, etc..
The Planner/Buyer will be expected to complete
the requisition to purchase order or work orders in a timely fashion.
The Planner/Buyer should expect to have a number
of these activities happening simultaneously.
This workload will require effective time
The Supply Specialist and Corporate Purchasing
will handle the majority of quoting activity.
Planner/Buyer will be involved in quotes from
subsidiaries, catalogue items with set prices, and occasionally larger quoting
Occasional travel to suppliers and customers may
Training of new employees on proper planning and
buying processes may be required.
Organization Context and
The Planner/Buyer will report to the Materials
and Supply Chain Manager along with Product Line Leaders, Senior Supply
Specialists, other Planner/Buyers, Supply Specialists, Associate Buyers, and
the administrative staff
Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering or
Associates Degree in Business or Engineering and
5 years related experience in materials or sourcing
APICS Certification in Purchasing, Production
and Inventory Control is a plus