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Sr. Buyer/Planner

Oceanside, CA

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Our client located in Oceanside is looking for a Sr. Buyer/Planner. This is a great opportunity with a stable company that provides excellent pay and benefits, this position will be 100% ONSITE. Direct Hire position offering $79-112K. DOE.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute daily/weekly process to review and maintain MRP suggested inventory levels.
  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy for purchased parts in the ERP system.
  • Search for suppliers with better quality and/or lower costs for existing parts and services.
  • Negotiate best price, quality, lead time and service from suppliers.
  • Generate and follow up on purchase orders until invoiced and closed.
  • Take immediate action to resolve or avoid issues which could impede production or have a negative financial impact.
  • Participate in the supplier management program.
  • Visit suppliers to develop business relationships and seek opportunities to benefit.
  • Provide timely and efficient materials planning.
  • Maintain metrics and generate reports as needed.
  • Analyze and implement MRP/MPS to publish a weekly production schedule.
  • Monitor weekly production schedules and operations schedule adherence.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of finished goods and subassemblies to support a >95% fill rate to customers, both internal and external.
  • Collaborate with Production managers and Supervisors to optimize shop orders flow and improve efficiency metrics.
  • Monitor, and maintain appropriate PPV levels.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, etc.) but applicable work experience will be considered.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in SUPPLY CHAIN in a Buyer role.
  • Competency and familiarity with ERP/MRP systems.
  • Previous global sourcing experience preferred.
  • Strong and independent organizational, analytical, detailed planning and project management
  • Competency with Microsoft applications, with advanced Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Basic understanding of supply chain supply and demand concepts.



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