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Phillips-Medisize Costa Mesa, 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.

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


  • Prior experience in capacity planning, purchasing and strong materials management or production planning
  • 2+ years’ experience with an MRP systems

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience with SAP

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
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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