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Assistant Buyer-Planner

Company: SupraNaturals
Location: Springville
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Buyer in coordinating the purchase of raw materials, packaging products, and non-stock items, through a third party buyer, in quantities sufficient to ensure that general supply and service requirements of customers will be met while keeping inventories within acceptable financial levels; ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to; track purchase order information; approve purchase orders and negotiate disputes on vendor invoices; -and, perform other related duties as assigned. - Works with the Planning Supervisor to plan schedules for manufacturing customer demands driven by sales order and forecast. - The position requires the employee to possess the following qualifications and perform the following job functions and responsibilities:
Assist the Senior Buyer with the following functions:

  • Responsible for the assisting with the purchase of assigned raw materials, packaging products, and non-stock items under the general direction, review, and approval of the Senior Buyer in order to assure that the general supply and service requirements of the company are met.

  • Monitors inventory, on an ongoing basis, to ensure enough inventory items are purchased and on-hand, in amounts required to fill customer orders and meet customer deadline dates, while keeping overstock within financially acceptable levels,

  • Assist Senior Buyer in coordinating with Planning, Production, R&D, QA, QC, Technical Services, Health Sciences, Marketing, Sales, Legal, Accounting, and senior management to assure a timely delivery of materials to Manufacturing.

  • Responsible for coordinating with Customer Account Managers for forecasting and planning purposes,

  • Develops and maintains positive business relationships with current and new suppliers and customers, when necessary,

  • Inputs purchase order information into electronic database and tracks on a regular basis,

  • Approves purchase orders and reviews, approves, and negotiates disputes on vendor invoices when necessary.

  • Provides status updates to customer management as requested,

  • Maintains supply and purchasing records.

    Assist the Planning Supervisor with the following functions:

    • Maintains close working relationship with Supply Chain personnel ongoing.

    • Performs functions in executing the master schedule.

    • Is Liaison between Account Management and Master Planner/Scheduler

    • Coordinates scheduling and prioritization of customer demands as per assigned responsibilities driven by Customer Service, Sales Order, and forecast. -

    • MRP Planning

    • Performs Supply Chain transactions.

    • Performs Inventory Control.

    • Trouble shoots and Problem solves.

    • Coordinates efforts to meet on-time performance and other company objectives.

    • Assists the Master Planner/Scheduler and other team planners/schedulers.

    • All other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.

    • Follows SOP's.

    • All other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.

      Note: - This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. - Employees may be requested to perform other duties as required. - - -

      • High school degree or GED with minimum of 2 years' experience in planning functions, or equivalent combination of education and experience


        • Computer skills

        • Knowledge of Oracle or other ERP systems

        • Requires strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work well with people.

        • Must be pro-active, self-motivated, and professional.

        • Must be able to troubleshoot and problem solve.

        • Must be able to handle projects with some supervision.

        • Must understand basic concepts of Supply Chain Management

        • May possess knowledge of - MRP, CRP, Planning/Scheduling, Bills of Material, Routings, and Inventory Management.

        • Must have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule forms, plus the ability to track calculate and compile reports. -

        • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.

          Positions is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach and kneel occasionally; and lift from 15 to 25 pounds rarely.

          Noise, dust, lighting, temperature and physical/ergonomic hazards are typically those usually found in an office environment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

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Keywords: SupraNaturals, Salt Lake City , Assistant Buyer-Planner, Other , Springville, Utah

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