• Buyer/Planner

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/4/2019 12:43 PM)
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  • Overview

    As the Buyer/Planner, you will be responsible for production planning, purchasing, and fulfillment. Working cross-functionally with several departments, you will also support Sales, Operations, and Engineering, as well as interface with Finance/Accounting, to drive production.


    •MRP and Production Planning
    •Create and maintain MRP/build plans with input from Sales, Finance, Marketing, Operations and supply chain partners
    •Perform what-if analysis and mitigation plans for supply chain or manufacturing risks
    •Monitor build plan and inventory levels at CM and fulfillment warehouse
    •Prepare and present MRP, inventory, and supply reports to management
    •Track and manage supplier delivery schedules and resolves supply issues
    •Prioritize supply requirements, adjust for schedule changes
    •Assist in identifying and resolving inventory discrepancies
    •Manage inventory levels to set and maintain safety stocks and lead times
    •Manage all purchasing for parts, services, and logistics/transportation for Production and Engineering
    •Identify alternate sources for components with better cost/quality/delivery
    •Request quotes; negotiate purchase terms, delivery schedules, and performance measurement with suppliers
    •Prepare and enter PO in QAD ERP System for confirmed orders
    •Obtain internal approvals; document and communicate PO changes to suppliers
    •Follow-up, track, and expedite goods/services purchases to meet production schedules
    •Verify receipt of goods on POs and input receipts in QAD
    •Production Fulfillment


    •2-5 years of related industry experience in Production and MRP
    •Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
    •Strong Excel skills required
    •Ability to communicate with multiple departments and suppliers
    •Demonstrable experience in creating comprehensive MRP reports and analyses
    •Experience sourcing and purchasing from domestic and international suppliers
    •Strong analytical skills required
    •Must be highly detail-orientated
    •Must be able to thrive in a start-up environment with constant change
    •Must have a strong sense of ownership and be able to drive issues to closure
    •Must be a self-starter who is hands-on with projects and assignments
    •Experience with QAD or other ERP systems required


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