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Senior Buyer/Planner/Purchaser

Danvers, MA, USA

Full Time Available | Up to $110k DOE + Benefits

Job Type

Title: Senior Buyer/Planner

Essential duties & responsabilites include the following:

  • Responsible for carrying out purchasing/planning of Direct spend items in support of the Master Production Schedule (MPS). Executed the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) for assigned items.

  • Evaluates and manages suppliers to assure best pricing, delivery, and quality. Works on tactical and strategic MRP and supplier initiatives.

  • Analyze MRP to execute Buy, Expedite, De-expedite and Cancel messages as required.

  • Assure item masters are updated so that the planning messages are accurate.

  • Monitor and assure delivery and inventory performance objectives are met or exceeded. Notify supervisor when objectives will not meet expectations before other areas are impacted.

  • Procure supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization

  • Review requisitions, contact vendors, and examine quotes for accuracy

  • Expedite items/supplies as necessary to meet company demands

  • Interface with receiving warehouse, production, engineering, shipping, and accounting to resolve any supply, quality, or logistic problems associated with purchase items.

  • Resolve supplier problems associated with over shipments, shortages, discrepancies, or obsolete materials and scrap

  • Monitor approval status of purchase orders and regularly report part shortages to affected persons.

  • Assist in the regular review of the supplier base for delivery, quality, and cost reduction performance.

  • Attend and complete all required training and certification exams

  • Able to execute purchasing agreements to include Terms and Conditions of purchase.

  • Maintain adequate knowledge of products supported to better support end users.

  • Required to wear dosimeter when in direct contact with radiation emitting devices


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent experience required

  • Experience with supply chain and inventory management systems to include analyzing of data

  • 8-10 years of progressive experience in a Planner/Buyer position in a small to medium sized organization preferred.

  • Experience with new product introduction teams

  • Experience in medical equipment or similarly complex devices preferred.

  • ISO, FDA, CMDR Awareness Training and Product Complaint System preferred.

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.

  • Willing to travel overnight

  • Advance in Microsoft office suite

  • Advanced working knowledge of ERP systems required. Great Plains, SAP preferred



  • 6 Different Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Plans to meet your needs

  • Dental coverage through Delta Dental

  • Vision coverage by VSP

  • Company paid Short-term and Long-term Disability coverage

  • $1 for $1 401k match up to 5% managed by Fidelity

  • Other benefit options such as company-paid employee life insurance, a wellness program, tuition reimbursement and many more.

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