Buyer Planner Job Description

Buyer Planner Job Description

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Buyer planner provides facility support for SAP, DSP (Data Stewardship Platform), MRP (Material Requirement Planning), and Packaging inquiries.

Buyer Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain responsibility for monitoring/creating purchase requisitions, on a daily basis, for appropriate vendors through SAP/Oracle-MRP system, and converting requisitions to purchase orders
Lead all aspects of production scheduling, working with manufacturing and business partners from OCD, raw material purchasing
Cross-train to backfill a few other select areas in Planning and/or Purchasing
Ensure compliance with the companies Purchasing Policies and Procedures, Code of Ethics, Values and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
Interface with production, sales, purchasing and suppliers in order to schedule purchase orders of raw material to meet production demand
Supporting and providing the coordination of the material planning, purchasing and production scheduling function to ensure timely delivery to customers of finished products
The effective coordination of the material planning, purchasing and production scheduling function and ensuring timely delivery to customers of finished products
Purchase finished goods from outside suppliers in accordance to MRP requirements and customer orders required dates
Confirm supplier delivery dates for purchasing material and expedite orders when necessary
Access and input revisions (e.g., quantity, ship date) in order to update MRP reports

Buyer Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Buyer Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, CPSM, ISM, C.P.M, NAPM, CSCP, MAPICS, ACGPS

Education for Buyer Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the buyer planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Engineering, Education, Management, Manufacturing, Business/Administration, Supply Chain Management, Technical, Finance, Operations Management

Skills for Buyer Planner

Desired skills for buyer planner include:

Inventory control
MRP systems
Quality control
Material requirements planning and Kanban systems
Production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning

Desired experience for buyer planner includes:

Partner with Operations Planning team to establish priorities, and issue rework purchase orders to third party vendors to maximize utilization of existing inventory for distribution needs
Act as frontline supplier manager for the supply base related to product line
Experience with customer/vendor processes, escalations and resolution
Be ambitious and willing to work in a fast paced environment
Strong determination, resilience, and ability to influence
Fluent English, with a fluency in at least one additional European language (Fluent Spanish would be advantageous)

Buyer Planner Examples


Buyer Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of buyer planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for buyer planner
  • Interface with production, sales, purchasing and suppliers in order to schedule purchase orders of raw material
  • Purchasing and delivery of all raw materials, expense items, services and capital purchases (MRO) required for the manufacturing activities of the facility within the framework of the associated budgets and plans
  • Initiates purchasing-related change controls and deviation waivers, coordinates the completion of relevant tasks, and confirms closure of the process
  • Negotiate Contract Terms and Conditions, Service Level Agreements and commercial deals with vendors as part of the procurement process improvement
  • Innovate and lead in terms of cost saving and efficiency
  • Manage new and existing vendor relationships by meeting with the vendor base on a regular basis, in accordance with the vendor management process, to review vendor performance against expected requirements and business needs
  • Be responsible for raw material scheduling, updating database, editing routines documents, procurement follow up and expediting management
  • Compliance with safety, quality, and environmental policies and procedures
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed above may be assigned
  • Comply with all standards set by the organization
Qualifications for buyer planner
  • 3+ years of experience in demand/ inventory planning preferred
  • 5 years experience minimum required in a previous electronics industry category buyer, senior analyst or sourcing role
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability and experience in commercial and contractual negotiations
  • Applicable qualification to APICS/CPIM/SCM or IIPMM
  • A Technical or engineering qualification in a complimentary discipline would be an advantage
  • Purchase items for production plan in accordance with the master production schedule, which seek to optimize inventory costs

Buyer Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of buyer planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for buyer planner
  • Liaison between intercompany and external suppliers with customer care and commercial groups
  • Reconcile variances between purchase orders, invoices, material releases, shipments, and packing slips
  • Maintain appropriate supply chain related records, including vendor information, receiving documentation, and other pertinent information as assigned
  • Create purchase requisitions for locally sourced materials and place orders with appropriate lead times
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation accompanies each order and shipment and remediates issues when applicable
  • Monitor delivery performance, days on hand and related quality issues
  • Participate in Cost savings efforts
  • Expedite P.O.’s and confirm delivery
  • Maintain P.O
  • Secure Corrective actions and Execute RMA process when applicable
Qualifications for buyer planner
  • Bachelors Degree and 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment, C.P.M and/or CPIM desired
  • Knowledgeable of manufacturing resource planning process
  • Knowledge of production, materials, and inventory work flow
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required for vendor and company-wide contacts, including Engineering, Sales and Manufacturing
  • Must be an off placing INROADS participant with supply chain experience
  • Associate's degree in Business or equivalent knowledge and experience is required

Buyer Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a buyer planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for buyer planner
  • Coordinates material returns and refund activities
  • Resolve any accounts payable, GR/IR, raw material quality issue, receiving discrepancies and shipping problems that may arise in their area of responsibility
  • Analyze open purchase order reports and resolve deviations from promised delivery dates
  • Analyze expected stock loss reports to ensure product losses are minimized
  • Identify and communicate any variation on prices that will impact the raw material and expense budget by maintaining a close control of raw material and regular MRO purchase pricing to avoid negative purchase price variances
  • Contribute to budget setting activities for standards of assigned raw materials
  • Coordinates with Engineering, QA, Production and Finance phase in/phase out of raw materials or other items as needed
  • Responsible for the conversion of a master production schedule into a detailed production plan, after analysis of lot size rules, sales trends, demand forecast, material availability and manufacturing capacity
  • Communicate significant current/potential supply performance problems (capacity imbalance, noncompliant material, material shortage, supplier delays)
  • Provide data for key performance metrics (root causes of back orders and excess/expired inventory, schedule compliance, projected inventory at risk/stock loss, ) as determined by management
Qualifications for buyer planner
  • Industrial capital project construction experience and utility power generation experience preferred
  • Understands business implications of decisions and displays orientation to profitability
  • Work location will be both the main office in downtown Denver and various generating plant construction project sites as needed
  • Wearing of personnel protective equipment safety gear (hard hat, eye protection, and steel-toe shoes) required when attending meetings or otherwise working at the project construction jobsite
  • Maintain open purchase orders and issue supplier performance reports as needed
  • Review Defective Material Reports and take appropriate action to resolve supplier quality issues

Buyer Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a buyer planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for buyer planner
  • With Assistance, Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control and management
  • Organizes and implements with direction from a senior buyer and/or the director of purchasing strategies to accomplish small business and disadvantaged business sourcing programs consistent with company guidelines
  • Maintain methodology and tools for ongoing performance
  • Manage inventory levels for purchased components working with Production and Sales
  • Expedite and de-expedite deliveries as required, working with operations personnel
  • Coordinate with Accounts Payable and Costing as necessary
  • Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as required and manage supplier returns
  • Routinely review and interpret internal/external engineering drawings
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance by supporting suppliers REACH declarations
  • Identify procurement needs and trends
Qualifications for buyer planner
  • Able to apply basic production planning and inventory control principles, theories and concepts
  • Experience with cloud-based ERP platforms and/or SAP ERP systems and modules, specifically SCM and ECC
  • Familiarity with strategic sourcing methodology and contracting experience
  • General knowledge of chemicals, reagents, and other MRO materials common to the life sciences industry
  • Working experience in Sourcing / Purchasing / Procurement, preferably within an international (indirect spend) matrix environment, comfortable with working in cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of the Indirect / NPR Categories in terms of products, services and contracts

Buyer Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of buyer planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for buyer planner
  • Develop and execute the production schedules in a timely manner to meet customer demand and delivery goals for both component and Finished Good level production
  • Create and maintain a valid capacity requirements plan for both internal manufacturing external subcontracting suppliers which supports the demand requirements
  • Responsible for managing relationships with specific vendors and serving as the organization's point of contact
  • Using monthly ERP
  • Establishes and maintains production, material, inventory and purchase plan to support master schedule
  • Perform finite capacity scheduling, including level load and takt time
  • Maintains product availability dates for customer service order promising
  • Reviews and maintains master data (item master, BOMs, kanban quantities, ) integrity of assigned product line(s)
  • Researches, contacts, and selects potential vendors to receive proposals for price, quality, and timeliness of delivery
  • Establishes and communicates manufacturing projections and receiving patterns so that vendors can anticipate needs and meet requirements
Qualifications for buyer planner
  • Minimum three years planning experience with multiple product lines in a multi-site manufacturing environment
  • Change Agent, demonstrated ability to drive process improvements
  • Education - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field
  • Foreign Language – Spanish/English fluency required
  • Experience in Maquiladoras Metal Mechanical desirable
  • Multi task person and highly organized

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