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Buyer Planner

Cary, North Carolina 27518

Job ID: 10031 Category: Professional

Job Description

  • Responsible for the scheduling and procurement of adequate amount of resources to meet requirements to fulfill all domestic and international product orders and ensure timely delivery to customers.
  • Accountable for the replenishment process, receipt of goods and management of inventory.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate reports to track and monitor production, inventory status and recovery plans.
  • The Planner Buyer is responsible for assuring supply and delivery of products while obtaining the optimal balance between cost and service.
  • This balance allows our Client to achieve sales goals by minimizing back orders and reduce costs through inventory optimization.
  • Identify constraints and issues associated with the replenishment plans and develop options available for resolving issues.
  • Attend and actively participate in recurring Sales and Operations Planning Meetings, staff meetings, process improvement teams, and IS projects.
  • Schedule warehouse replenishments from multiple suppliers on both make to stock and make to order items with the goal of meeting customer demand with efficient use of inventory assets.
  • Identify constraints and issues associated with the established replenishment plans and develop options available for resolving issues.
  • Maintain and distribute supplier forecast to generate supply base requirements and deliveries.
  • Arrange for delivery and/or distribution of finished goods
  • Strategic and tactical freight management
  • Calculate and maintain safety stocks and other planning parameters.
  • Driving discipline in inventory reviews necessary to establish, monitor and improve customer service performance
  • Must have the ability to identify issues, problems and opportunities to drive process improvement to conclusion while maintaining effectiveness in a changing environment.
  • Process return goods as necessary (finished good and/or purchased items)
  • Assist accounts payable with invoicing issues (Part PO/Invoice Mis-match RCA/CA)
  • Inventory Management via cycle-counting, adjustment, shelf-life and expiration dates, inventory turns, MOQ, lot sizes, increasing replenishment and shipping frequency, etc.
  • Analyze and track on time delivery misses, short shipments, and reallocations.
  • Lead countermeasure activities.
  • Develop and maintain a close partnership with Materials, Sourcing, Engineering, Distribution, Production, and Customer Service.
  • Support order management to include by not limited to freight quotes, communicate delivery, shipment, and stock availability dates.
  • Work with internal departments to proactively and re-actively adjust purchase orders due to customer order changes, price changes and engineering changes.
  • Actively seek out ways to improve and enhance Global Supply Chain processes and follow-up on the review/implementation of improvements.
  • Data management and maintenance for engineering changes, specs revisions as well as new source selection, validation and set up (JDE and Agile).
  • Willingly handle day-to-day activities above in addition to special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties may be assigned.      



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain and logistics management, or related field.
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Three plus years of production control experience
  • Requires proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications, JDE, and CIMIX.
  • General understanding and ability to use advanced planning software.
  • Strong communication skills.       
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