Production Planner Buyer

  • Career level: Direct Entry
  • Employment: Fulltime, permanent
  • Start: 24-04-23
  • Location: Enfield, CT
  • Job-ID: R6678

Would you like to work for a company who has made it its mission to make a contribution to improving human living conditions? With around 5,000 employees worldwide Eppendorf is a leading Life Sciences company. We develop and distribute devices, consumables and services for use in laboratories worldwide. Our daily work is characterized by our principle: Collaborate on new ideas. You would like to be in an environment in which you can work in a team in a collaborative and respectful manner? At Eppendorf you will be working, together with your team, on products that really make a difference. You are also motivated by practical work? Then apply now!

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Your challenges

  • Responsible for the overall procurement and production planning process of the assigned product group(s), that includes among other tasks:
  • Maintaining the Item Master on purchase parts to ensure proper lead times, pricing and lot sizes
  • Understand the Maintaining of the Master Production Schedule (Demand Planning)
  • Initiate and maintain the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system to ensure the timely release of material to support and efficient build process
  • Understand the Planning of all production processes to meet production dates
  • Understand the releasing and processing of work orders
  • Generating, releasing and processing of purchase orders domestic and international
  • Monitoring inventory stocking levels of purchases and semi-manufactured materials
  • Negotiating pricings, terms and lead times with suppliers
  • Processing nonconforming material with supplies
  • Understand the processing and maintaining of Routing Operations and Bill of Material (BOM) for all production processes
  • Maintain documentation control of all procurement related forms and practices
  • Analyze supplier performance related to on time delivery, price variances and nonconforming materials
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must have experience with Engineering Change Orders (ECO) and production implementations, including maintaining expiration and effective dates of part revisions and their dispositions
  • Determines and maintains stock levels for manufactured and purchase parts based on historical usage and forecast analysis
  • Determines and maintains optimized production and purchase part lot sizes based on optimal capacity utilization and desired stock levels and ensures accuracy of production leads times for manufactured finished product

Your expertise

  • Must have detailed knowledge of:
  • Multi-level Bill of Materials and its function
  • Multi-level work orders including outside processing (OSP)
  • Advanced software skills in ERP systems required, preferably LN-Infor 5 or higher and/or SAP R/4 or higher
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft platforms (Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Support in inventory management inducing bin location setup, Kanban, Yearly Physical Inventory (PI), cycle counts, warehousing
  • Enforces and complies with all company inventory signature and control policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Observance and compliance to applicable corporate standards in Eppendorf’s Quality Management System
  • Must have the ability to act independently and respond consistently with initiative to resolve issues
  • Must possess knowledge of plastic commodity procurement
  • Must exhibit effective communications skills throughout procurement and directly with supplies and Partner Brands.
  • **Employment at Eppendorf in the United States and Canada requires vaccination against COVID-19. All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or, have a qualified medical or religious exemption, prior to the start of employment. **

Your benefits at Eppendorf

  • Competitive total rewards package including health, financial, and education benefits
  • Innovative and Collaborative corporate culture
  • Contribute to improving the human living condition
  • Direct impact on business

Please note that we can only consider applications that are submitted online via our application management tool.

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