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Phillips-Medisize, LLC is seeking a Buyer/Planner to develop and manage production schedules in support of sales requirements! Create sourcing strategies, lead negotiations and other duties related to the business of procurement and materials management. The position will also maintain direct communication with the customers providing prompt response regarding production order status, lead time, inventory status, shipments, and others.

What you will do in your role:

  • Develop and update production schedules to support sales requirements.
  • Provide coordination and communication with Production Supervisors to handle scheduling conflicts
  • Communicate shipment information to customer service
  • Analyze customer forecasts and materials requirements
  • Create and revise purchase orders for raw materials and sub-contractors in support of production requirements
  • Track due dates to ensure timely deliveries and revise purchase orders as needed
  • Responsible to keep raw material inventory level at company specific goals
  • Facilitate and manage regular communication with suppliers/vendors to ensure timely delivery
  • Expedite the resolutions of issues relating to the product and/or delivery
  • Initiate and follow through on supplier changes; interacts with suppliers for quotation, and to follow up on purchases
  • Evaluate and manage vendors/suppliers on the basis of price, quality, service, support and availability
  • Participate in cross-function teams to implement cost, quality, supplier and comparison documents.  

The experience you will bring:

  • 2+ years’ experience with SAP or other MRP systems
  • Must understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement, contracts, breach by contract, etc. 
  • 3+ years’ of experience in planning, purchasing and materials management
  • Demonstrate continued flexibility to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Strong negotiation skills and communication skills with customers
  • Proficient in developing documents and spreadsheets (with formulas) using All Microsoft applications
  • Excellent computer skills; ability to effectively use word processing software, spreadsheet analysis, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Internet, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image verbally, in writing and in person. 

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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