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Buyer Planner
Ref No.: 18-01335
Location: Fremont, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/13/2018
Job Category:Non-IT Sales / Mktg / HR / BD
Job Description:
  • Utilize Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to plan and execute purchase orders.
  • Work with key stakeholders to optimize inventory levels to support demand requirements.
  • Knowledge of good clinical practices and protocols, and supporting regulatory compliance.
  • Locate, evaluate, negotiate, and select suppliers and potential suppliers to gain the best quality, cost and delivery of purchased material consistent with required standards.
  • Strong analytical skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Leads purchasing activities with manufacturing, engineering, and customer service departments to identify alternative suppliers.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently towards a defined goal. Attention to detail a must.
  • Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction, demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of supply chain programs (consignment, JIT, VMI, etc.) and ability to manage project execution of these programs.
  • Improves processes and creates efficiencies through lean initiatives (Practical Process Improvement) and project management.
  • Manage metrics to track overall success and effectiveness of commodity performance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing operations, business administration, operations management, purchasing, or equivalent work experience.
  • Five years plus experience, preferably in global sourcing, in a high paced working environment.
  • APICS or ISM certification is strongly desired.
  • Some experience in a scientific environment or medical device field preferred.
  • Project management and ability to develop strong support for change with all levels of internal and external organizations.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Effective interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where standardization may be limited.
  • Statistical analysis skills; must be able to analyze trends and statistical data and make appropriate decisions and recommendations.
  • Self-driven, results oriented, and motivated to work effectively without direct supervision.
  • Ability to interpret technical data and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficiency with off-the-shelf database applications.