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  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

API Heat Transfer is looking for people who enjoy being part of transformation. We have a new mission, new leaders, and are accelerating our path to Lean Cultural Change. Our Operations Team is on the way to becoming a Lean Management powerhouse! If you like to fix things, improve processes and want to be part of a new API, we'd love to talk to you about our Buyer/Planner position!

What We Offer You:

  • Be part of leading-edge technology for the heat transfer industry
  • Ability to impact customers across multiple industries
  • Full health & welfare benefits, 401(k), PTO, and developmental opportunities!

What Can Our Location Offer You:

  • Only 20 minutes from the beautiful Buffalo waterfront and 45 minutes from Niagara Falls
  • In house market style cafeteria with plenty of healthy selections
  • Buffalo is known for our wide range of choices for food and beverages from our famous Buffalo Wings and Beef on Weck to several micro-breweries and distilleries scattered across the region

What You Will Do:

This role will report directly to the Procurement and Planning Manager of the Buffalo facility and will also have accountability to the Corporate Supply Chain Function.

  • Develop standards for new products or services
  • Maintain comprehensive descriptions of available products and current prices
  • Responsible for Buying assigned commodities and planning production work orders.
  • Source suppliers and negotiate pricing for assigned products.
  • Initiates purchase orders timely and accurately based on demand generated by MRP to support production and spare parts orders.
  • Identify varied sources of commodities, negotiate pricing, evaluate bids and awards contracts and purchase orders.
  • Place orders for assigned commodities per Company policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain contact and develop relationships with suppliers.
  • Work with suppliers to expedite, re-schedule or cancel open orders as required by product demand.
  • Establish stocking levels, re-order points and ordering quantities ensuring parts are in stock while managing inventory dollars and turns.
  • Conduct research for alternative products or suppliers that result in product improvements or cost savings. Process material substitutions.
  • Resolve supplier discrepancies regarding paperwork, invoice issues or any other issues.
  • Maintain records of suppliers, products, and pricing.
  • Management of supplier terms and documentation (certifications, conflict materials, REACH/RoHS compliance, EPA prohibited substances verification, etc.). Buyer / Planner is responsible for working with engineering and other functions to coordinate responses to customer requests for these reports.
  • Provide back up for Planners for all Focus Factories.
  • Run Production Requirements Planning (PRP) and create work orders to bring stock to the maximum per part.
  • Schedule orders with critical path parts and takt time focus to ensure timely completion of jobs.
  • Work with the Focus Factory Supervisors to schedule and plan a consistent flow of goods to the assembly floor, maximizing throughput and delivery performance to the end customer.
  • Review shortage report daily for action items and to assure an on-time supply for production planning as well as meet customer delivery, quality and price requirements.
  • Reviews existing work order exceptions and then correct, expedite, de-expedite to bring production in line with customer on time delivery requirements.
  • Selects parts for work order creation (at top and lower levels) based on material availability, labor and plant capacity.
  • Monitors inventory and completes all necessary transactions on work orders, keeping inventory levels accurate and in-balance.
  • Accurate scheduling and planning of jobs through production.
  • Balancing shop resources and labor capacity to achieve desired performance. Manage capacity and load for efficient part movement through the shop.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet quickly changing requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a business background is preferred. An equal combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing/operations industry.
  • Advanced MS Office Skills; Advanced EXCEL user, Pivot table, VLOOKUP, etc.
  • Experience with ERP systems preferably PLEX
  • Proven knowledge of purchasing, production planning and inventory control in manufacturing environment, as well as Supply Chain best practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of project manager and Gantt Charts preferred.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with an ability to handle a multitude of projects required.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • General knowledge of manufacturing environment/order flow required.

Check out the COOL things we’ve been up to!

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  • Heat Exchanger for Pharmaceuticals


API Heat Transfer


Buffalo, NY
14225 USA



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