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Buyer / Planner

  • 12/30/18
  • Valencia, CA
  • 91355
  • Full-Time
The Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule. Other core responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material / product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. This position will be responsible for transactional purchasing, inventory control and planning for a medium sized manufacturing company, timely procurement of production materials, MRO supplies, and equipment required for manufacturing/production, operations and product development. Place purchase orders, issue change notices, receive goods and perform other administrative tasks as assigned. Manage inventory and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. QuickBooks (preferably Enterprise) proficient, attention to detail, organized and the ability to multi task in a small friendly environment.

We are looking for someone to own this position, to learn our products and work independently as well as on a team.


Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule.
Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations
Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned
Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)
Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures

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