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Buyer/Planner I

Company: Confluent Medical Technologies INC
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionConfluent Medical Technologies is dedicated to working collaboratively with our customers, taking their projects from rapid prototype into high volume production. Our unparalleled technical expertise, proven experience and partnership with our clients has allowed us to perfect the process necessary to deliver world-class medical devices through innovative material science, engineering, and manufacturing. Our primary capabilities include: Nitinol components, balloon expandable stents and balloon catheters, delivery systems, biomedical textiles, access kits, and guidewires. We take pride in our position as the leader in the medical technology space and are driven by a passion to create products that our clients have envisioned for their customers. We're looking for a Buyer/Planner I to join our team. As a uniquely qualified candidate, you will:

  • Manage the issuance of purchase orders as recommended by the planning system or as requested by management.
    • Verify PO acknowledgements and update purchase orders
      • Participates as needed in the Product Specification creation/revision process and facilitates execution with suppliers.
      • Drive sourcing solutions for existing products as directed by executive management.
      • Responsible for communication flow between suppliers and A/P to insure timely and accurate payments to suppliers.
      • Manage supplier quality issues including return material authorization, cause and corrective action documentation and supplier credits.
      • Manage updates in the planning system to ensure accurate purchasing resulting actions.
      • Continuously evaluate the utilization of company resources to identify and implement improvements.
      • Coordinate with extrusion leader to prepare daily and long-term production schedules utilizing ERP outputs.
      • Timely acknowledgment of new sales orders, and communication with customer service in order to create a positive environment for our customers.
      • Analyze priority orders for material /capacity availability and adjust production schedules to ensure on-time delivery
      • Attend production meeting and provide input to the production schedule, backlogs, material shortages, labor requirements, etc.
      • Print work orders along with associated purchase orders for the manufacturing team
      • Verify all documentation is correct prior to releasing documents to the manufacturing team. Education and Experience
        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combined experience and education directly related to purchasing, planning and five years or more experience in a manufacturing role.
        • Minimum 3 years of experience in a buyer/planner role.
        • Prior experience in an MRP environment.
        • Experience managing suppliers and a solid track record of utilizing negotiation skills.
        • Demonstrated track record of building relationships, showing flexibility, utilizing strong communication skills and incorporating "big picture" strategic thinking.
        • Excellent attention to detail, solid organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
        • Ability to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects.
        • Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and strategy based on defined corporate goals and initiatives.
        • Operate effectively in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented culture that emphasizes professional development
        • Epicor MRP experience preferred.
        • APICS certification is a plus. We regret that we are unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status for this position. Confluent Medical Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Keywords: Confluent Medical Technologies INC, Austin , Buyer/Planner I, Other , Austin, Texas

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