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Buyer / Planner - Broomfield, CO

Location: Broomfield, CO

August 20, 2021

The Buyer/Planner generates demand forecasts, processes sales order, and develops production schedules to support them. This role orders and coordinates the delivery of parts/materials, equipment and services used in product manufacturing, and distributed direct to customers according to demand and production plans. This position also controls the inventory and transportation of assigned production parts/materials in accordance with management objectives and to ensure total customer satisfaction within required timeline, quality standards, and total cost constraints, as well as expedites requirements as needed (e.g., purchase order or production order action, shortage, past due order reports, exception reports).

Short Facts

  • Broomfield, CO
    Broomfield, CO, USA
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
  • Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time
    Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time

Your collaboration

  • Manage SAP ERP master data for materials management, purchasing, planning, and transportation functions
  • Create and manage project material Sales Orders including delivery note generation and final goods issue per delivery confirmations
  • Manage, monitor and maintain delivery schedules / due dates in MRP system based on Customer Demand (Planning Solutions and Discrete Sales Orders) as well as forecasting techniques where applicable.
  • Analyze and provide feedback to appropriate departments on material status / requirements for fulfilling customer demand
  • Provide lead times to the Customer Service team regarding Available To Promise date for customer demand fulfillment
  • Generate and maintain the Master Production Schedules using a variety of inputs such as sales orders, historical data, sales forecasts, and inputs from the Sales & Operations team
  • Check availability of inventory prior to firming/releasing work orders using system queries and reports.
  • Work with manufacturing management to generate and maintain the Rough Cut Capacity Plan
  • Manage Supplier Schedules and demand visibility as required to meet requirements.
  • Maintain discrete purchase orders, Kanban releases & Supplier Schedules based on MRP action messages and new engineering change orders.
  • Monitor & measure material and transportation cost savings plans and targets; collaborate with Strategic Procurement team in supplier negotiation initiatives as required
  • Collaborate with multiple suppliers and distribution locations to ensure proper inventory levels for finished goods and components
  • Effectively manage inventory levels to meet customer orders, including safety & distribution stock, utilizing proven Supply Chain systems
  • Develop, improve, and monitor reporting processes & systems to control the supply chain functions
  • Collaborate with Strategic Procurement, Project Management and Customer Service teams to optimize supply chain and logistics solutions in order to maximize On Time Delivery to customer request and delivery promise, while minimizing inventory investment.
  • Generate and distribute daily transportation reports.
  • Serve as liaison between project personnel and transportation companies to set delivery appointments, manage pipeline shipments, file claims, and ensure complete delivery on schedule and undamaged
  • Work with accounts payable and transportation suppliers to reconcile freight invoices
  • Quote and select transportation services as required for domestic and international transport
  • Manage international freight compliance to ensure accurate, complete, and timely document transmittal to freight forwarders and customs
  • Ensure hazardous materials transport compliance for all modes international and domestic
  • Make recommendations to management regarding improvements in the supply chain processes to better enable the company to be efficient, optimize total cost of ownership, and improve delivery performance to customers.
  • Adheres to Swisslog quality and safety systems
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

Your competence

  • Four-year degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related fields.
  • 3-5 years of scheduling & planning in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3 years customer service/sales support experience in a manufacturing, distribution, or transportation related industry.
  • 1 year buying experience.
  • APICS CPIM certification.
  • Strong computer skills, with emphasis on using MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel, Adobe Distiller, Auto-CAD.
  • Experience with an enterprise-wide information system such as SAP. Specifically working with the SD, MM, and PP modules.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service-oriented interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions (P/D/C/A).
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must exhibit a professional business demeanor and be capable of handling stressful and demanding interpersonal interactions, while working flexible hours dependent upon workload.
Desirable, but not Essential:
  • APICS CSCP certification.
  • Two years of experience with transactional ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards or related system in master data administration, order entry, scheduling, and/or warehouse administration.
  • Mechanical and electrical technical aptitude; specifically, the ability to read and understand technical drawings and apply such knowledge in day-to-day business.
Target salary range $58,000 to $65,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skillset. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance; tuition reimbursement, disability, 401k matching (up to 8%).

Clarity on your path

At Swisslog Healthcare, we are constantly looking for people who shape and develop our company. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, develop and lead change. You benefit from clear communication and development plans that are aligned with your personal strengths and our common goals. Enjoy many other benefits that we are constantly reviewing and expanding.

Our commitment

We use automation to make a difference in hospitals and healthcare facilities. 1,200 dedicated employees in more than 3,500 facilities around the world are already relieving the burden on staff and giving them more time for patient care activities. With the latest technologies in the field of medication management, we are taking responsibility for shaping tomorrow's healthcare system to improve patient care and increase medication safety.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Swisslog Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, status as a protected veteran, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

Swisslog’s FMLA policy can be found at:
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application or to perform your job, please contact Human Resources at jobs.healthcare.us@swisslog.com.

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