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Commodity Buyer/Planner

Incendia Partners Bedford, MA
  • Posted: 24 days ago
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COMMODITY BUYER/PLANNER – Medical Device

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, this individual will have primary responsibility for  purchasing off-shelf type materials: gaskets, adhesives, metal parts – fabricated, cast, and machined; cables, and harnesses; laminated foil bags; and custom tubing. Will have responsibility for release per MRP and rescheduled as needed to meet Production requirements.

Buyer/Planner Qualifications Required:

  • Experience in purchasing technical components to be used in Medical devices, including but not limited to Plastic Molded, Chemicals, Printing, Electronics, Machining, … in the support of a GMP, ISO and FDA compliant manufacturing facility
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems as well as MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of 5 years procurement experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPM or APICS certification a plus.
  • Excellent analytic skills are required for this position. Ability to achieve a clear vision of any situation and plan accordingly. Ability to work in / with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and to respond to questions from internal and external customers / suppliers.
  • Capable of reading, interpreting, and understanding mechanical drawings, specifications and material documentation. Technical background appreciated for this position.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Willingness to learn and apply ethical Purchasing and Planning methodologies and practices.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be able to act in an expeditious manner to pull in and push out ERP demand messages to support a Lean environment.

Buyer/Planner Responsibilities:

  • Strategically develop and manage sources of supply to meet technical, quality, logistical, and financial goals and objectives.
  • Perform delivery management activities required to ensure raw material availability to meet manufacturing requirements.
  • Perform research, quotation, and auditing activities per established procedures to secure sources of supply.
  • Assume primary role in the contact of all business activities between Medica and its suppliers.
  • Interact with Manufacturing Engineers, R&D Engineers, and Quality Control to correctly communicate all business requirements between Medica and its suppliers.
  • Select and negotiate terms and conditions for contractually binding supply agreements/purchase orders between Medica and its suppliers.  
  • Assume lead role in reducing material costs of all Company’s outsourced goods and services
  • Develop and maintain system files required to meet business and legal requirements.

Education: 

  • BS in Business or related with 5-8 years of relevant experience in purchasing, planning and inventory management
  • CPM and/or APICS certification desired.

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Incendia Partners

A Winner of Inavero’s 2016, 2017, & 2018 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to our clients and job seekers and an Inc. 500 honoree three consecutive years from 2007-2009, Incendia provides recruiting and staffing services to companies that have resource or hiring needs. Incendia Partners, the most progressive provider of recruiting and staffing services is fueled by a single purpose: finding the solution to your staffing needs. With over 20 years of recruiting experience, we use our talent to find the talent you need. Our simple, straightforward process cuts through the clutter, arming you with the right facts for maximum efficiency. We help you fill more positions faster, all while never sacrificing the personal touch that sets us apart from the rest. Whether you’re a business looking for full-time, contract, contract-to-hire or just need hourly or project based recruiting services in Software & IT, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, or just about any position you're hiring for, or you are a professional looking for your next great career opportunity, Incendia will fire on all cylinders until you meet your match.

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