• Buyer/Planner

    Job Locations US-IL-Carol Stream
    Job ID
  • Overview

    To plan all stages of production for products to meet customer requirements. Review and manage demand and communicate forecast requirements.  Order all materials to proper specifications and revisions. Negotiate lead times and price with suppliers. Provide support to Operations Manager in all aspects of manufacturing.


    • Review and manage demand. Coordinate the communicate forecast requirements, supersedes, and discontinuances with suppliers.
    • Make recommendations to improve and maintain optimal inventory and service levels and to improve the flow of purchased product.
    • Contact suppliers, both internal and external, to expedite product on back-order.
    • Maintain various data points within various MRP systems (e.g. LN) and Items Master dataset to ensure integrity of pricing and lead times.
    • Create, change, close and delete purchase orders.
    • Create, change, kit and fab work orders.
    • Review master schedule to adjust purchased and/or manufactured material.
    • Follow up on materials purchased, note promise dates and check materials received against purchase order.
    • Evaluate and review existing vendors and suppliers for alternative purchasing options to increase efficiency.
    • Research and select suppliers based on capabilities, pricing, quality and lead times.
    • Contact vendors on delayed deliveries and act as liaison between suppliers and user departments.
    • Manages and maintains ISO 9001 and 17025 procedures, work instructions and supplier requirements applicable to the Production Inventory Control and Purchasing functions.
    • Responsible for government compliance with Conflict Materials, California Prop 65, Reach and Rohs, etc.



      • Bachelor’s degree in operations, business, economics, mathematics or related field.
      • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in one of the following disciplines:
        • Planning
        • Supply chain
        • Forecasting
      • Strong analytical background
      • Knowledge of supply chain principles
      • Ability to read blueprints
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Familiarity of MRP (prefer LN) software, web based supply purchasing products and Microsoft office products.
      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects under pressure and time constraints
      Commitment to continuous improvement


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