Identification de l’offre d’emploi R-423561 Date d’affichage 05/03/2022 Retour aux résultats de recherche Postuler

Sr. Buyer

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Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Summary of Position:

This is a senior level position and this person is responsible to plan all materials to support the manufacturing schedule and accomplish inventory goals.  This position is responsible for procurement of material to satisfy the Company's objectives of material availability to support the master schedule, the Company's objectives of raw material inventory levels, and to maintain material pricing levels to support margins Responsible for assuring all materials needed for production and distribution are acquired on a timely basis and in accordance with company policies and procedures and inventory targets.  The incumbent will be responsible for leading the Cost To Win (CTW) activities and will mentor and lead the direction for the purchasing team.

1st Shift Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine component requirements from the MRP generation run

  • Plan and procure all items for the production schedule while adhering to established inventory goals

  • Coordinate and publish reports as follows: Inventory Levels and Forecasts (Monthly); PPV (Purchase Price Variance) Actuals and Forecast (Monthly); Supplier Scorecards (Quarterly) ;Cost To Win or Cost Improvement Projects

  • Communicate with vendors to obtain information critical to the procurement/sourcing process (price, delivery, invoicing problems, expediting, past due, etc).

  • Correspond tactfully with sources or potential sources of supplies to overcome any misunderstanding, complaints, etc., or to secure further pertinent information regarding purchased materials.

  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers, establishes appropriate material delivery requirements, payment terms, and ensure proper maintenance of open purchase orders. 

  • Processes both MRO and MRP purchase orders

  • Support purchasing activities for the plant regarding process improvements and procedures.

  • Participate in inventory reconciliation including cycle counting and yearly physical inventories.

  • Maintain and develop systems for production planning, purchasing, via established MRP system

  • Draft and route procurement specification changes and updates via established document control system

  • Proactively report product and material availability issues – assist in the development and implementation of mitigation plans related to these issues

  • Participates in daily production meetings

  • Adhere to and perform according to SOPs and policies governing the various plant functions

  • Comply with cGMP, Quality Standards, and established policies and/or procedures

  • Identify, develop and implement CIPs (Cost Improvement Projects) and PPV (Purchase Price Variance) opportunities in order to meet annual variance goals

  • Maintains Company objectives of inventory levels, quality levels, pricing controls, and inventory availability to support the master schedule

  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested by Materials Manager and Plant Manager

  • Lead team member for Design Transfers

  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor's Degree plus minimum five years experience in procurement.

  • Demonstrated experience in ERP/MRP systems required

  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office; particularly in Excel

  • Thorough understanding of the function of quality in an ISO manufacturing environment

  • Excellent negotiating skills

  • Demonstrated working knowledge for ISO-13485 as related to supplier controls

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Able to analyze technical documents and specifications to understand critical requirements

  • Proven experience with reducing cost and product transfers

  • Experience with data/cost analytics a plus

  • Experience developing cost standards, price negotiation, vendor selection, and maintenance of purchase order system a plus

  • 3+ years experience as a Sr. Buyer/Planner preferred

  • Understanding of planning systems, lead times, and manufacturing processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Time management and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated problem solver & team player

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

  • Occasionally the employee may be required to lift or move at least 25 pounds.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an office, open cubicle, and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. C. R. Bard is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Training Requirements:

  • Materials training curriculum.

For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.  

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


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