Procurement Buyer/Planner in Buffalo, NY


FPPF Chemical Company Posted: 2022-11-14

Buffalo, NY 14206

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The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule. Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. Salary will be commensurate with applicants experience.

Responsibilities:
• Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule.
• Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
• Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
• Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
• Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
• Manage the inter-company flow or materials between various warehouse locations
• Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
• Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned
• Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)
• Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options

Education / Experience and Key Attributes:
• Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
• 5-7 years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role (required)
• Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, ERP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines
• Proficient with MS Office suite
• Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
• Excellent organization, communication, and follow-up skills
• Able to influence others & manage conflict
• Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
• Extremely high standards of excellence
• Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving

To apply, please direct apply or call FPPF Chemical Corporation at 716-856-9607.

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