BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Buyer in Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Job Description Summary
Summary of Position:
The Senior Buyer/Planner is responsible for planning all materials to support the manufacturing schedule and accomplish inventory goals. Responsible for assuring all materials needed for production and distribution are acquired on a timely basis and in accordance with company policies and procedures and inventory targets.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Determine component requirements from the MRP generation run
Plan and procure all items for the production schedule while adhering to established inventory goals
Coordinate and publish reports as follows:
-Inventory Levels and Forecasts (Monthly)
-PPV (Purchase Price Variance) Actuals and Forecast (Monthly)
-Supplier Scorecards (Quarterly)
Communicate with vendors to obtain information critical to the procurement/sourcing process (price, delivery, invoicing problems, expediting, etc)
Correspond tactfully with sources or potential sources of supplies to overcome any misunderstanding, complaints, etc., or to secure further pertinent information regarding purchased materials
Issue purchase orders to suppliers, establishes appropriate material delivery requirements, payment terms, and ensure proper maintenance of open purchase orders. Processes both MRO and MRP purchase orders
Support purchasing activities for the plant
Participate in inventory reconciliation including cycle counting and yearly physical inventories
Maintain and develop systems for production planning, purchasing, and inventory control/warehousing via established MRP system
Draft and route procurement specification changes and updates via established document control system
Proactively report product and material availability issues – assist in the development and implementation of mitigation plans related to these issues
Participates in daily production meetings
Adhere to and perform according to SOPs and policies governing the various plant functions
Comply with cGMP, Quality Standards, and established policies and/or procedures
Identify, develop and implement CIPs (Cost Improvement Projects) and PPV (Purchase Price Variance) opportunities in order to meet annual variance goals
Maintains Company objectives of inventory levels, quality levels, pricing controls, and inventory availability to support the master schedule
Complete special projects and assignments as requested by Materials Manager and Plant Manager
Other duties as required
Bachelor's Degree plus three years experience in procurement.
Experience in ERP/MRP systems required
Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office; particularly in Excel
Thorough understanding of the function of quality in an ISO manufacturing environment
Excellent negotiating skills
Demonstrated working knowledge for ISO-13485 as related to supplier controls
Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
Experience with data/cost analytics a plus
Experience developing cost standards, price negotiation, vendor selection, and maintenance of purchase order system a plus
3+ years experience as a Sr. Buyer/Planner preferred
Understanding of planning systems, lead times, and manufacturing processes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Time management and organizational skills
Demonstrated problem solver & team player
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. Occasionally the employee may be required to lift or move at least 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an office, open cubicle, and/or manufacturing environment. Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. C. R. Bard is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
Materials training curriculum.
Primary Work LocationUSA PA - Zelienople DYMAX
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.