Buyer/Planner 3- Purchasing


Manufacturing and Production

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San Jose

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Branch Information

Silicon Valley, CA - (USA) 2880 Zanker Road Suite 101 CA San Jose , CA - 95134 Phone : 408-577-1258



Job Description

Manpower is currently recruiting for a Buyer/Planner 3, Purchasing position for a Biotech Manufacturing Company in San Jose, CA. Please review the below Responsibilities and Requirements for this position. If interested, please apply now:


Material Buyer Planner

Prefer exp within industry, medical device.

The Planner Buyer performs the detailed production planning and purchasing functions as part of a Supply Chain Team and is accountable for the supply management (domestic trade fulfillment and international replenishment) for one or more assigned Plants or Product Hierarchies and for raw material inventory levels for assigned commodities or product lines.

The position supports and works closely with Manufacturing Operations, Global Demand Planning and Procurement. The Planner Buyer converts approved Master Schedule plans to detailed, sequences Production Orders on a daily or weekly basis, and assists Manufacturing in managing open orders from Release-to-Close. The position is also responsible for communicating supplier performance problems (sourcing, delivery and quality) to the Commodity Managers In addition, the position is responsible for communicating significant current/potential supply performance problems (schedule infeasibility or non-compliance, material or capacity imbalances, etc.) to Supply Network Planning and Plant Management. Converts constrained, feasible Master Production Schedules (Firm Planned Orders) to detailed and executable MRP-generated plans/work orders over an established rolling horizon period and with agreed-upon frequency.

Acts independently and routinely performs moderately complex planning and problem solving. Converts MRP requirements to purchase orders.

· Participates in weekly/monthly Supply Planning Schedule reviews for one or more Work Centers and ensures appropriate follow up of agreed upon actions.

· Communicates tactical direction and schedule priorities to Production Schedulers.

· Frequently reviews and maintains the integrity of MRP parameters (lot/order size, lead times, Days Forward Supply, Safety Stock) and provides data for Key Performance Metrics (Schedule Compliance, Time Fence Violations, Work in Process Inventory Turnover, Projected Inventory at Risk/Stock Loss). Significant variances or potential future risks are explained.

· Participates in Product Optimization Program reviews to effectively execute new product introductions, conversions and rationalization efforts.

· Coordinates as needed with Procurement Planners for resolution of supplier issues (quality, delivery), or implementation of changes to the supplier base. Informs Commodity Manager of critical supplier performance problems.

· Processes Engineering Revision Orders or Change Notifications as needed

· Supports efforts to ensure data integrity of Book-to-Physical Inventory, BOM's and Routing.

· Complies with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines including company policies and departmental procedures


-Requires a High School Diploma and a minimum of 3-5 years MRP Planning experience and a minimum of 3 years Procurement experience.

-Must have experience with MRP systems and Microsoft Windows. Knowledge of integrated Supply Chain systems (i.e., SAP R/3, APO) a plus.

-Solid analytically, planning, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills.

-Thorough knowledge of GMP and ISO requirements.

Competitive Compensation