Buyer/Planner - Contract Position

  • Category
    Industrial & manufacturing - Supply / Material
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently seeking a Buyer/Planner working in a medical manufacturing environment for our Ottawa based client and will play a key role on the Supply Chain team. The Buyer/Planner will be responsible for executing the MRP for a select portfolio. The position requires strong planning, analytical, and Excel skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly analyze data and rebalance inventory to provide an optimal service level of performance.

4-Month Contract

Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm

Buyer/Planner Responsibilities:

  • Establish purchasing attributes for all material.  Attributes include buyer code, safety stock, lead-time, min/max level, lot size, ROP and ABC classification.
  • Update supplier files to include all appropriate information as required.  Review and update files on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain and update regularly, the Demand file(s) or other MRP documents, to drive the proper signals for supply and demand.
  • Ensure no disruption or stock out of raw material supply occurs based on the demand profile that is built into the Assytrak/Demand file/MRFPRO or other systems.
  • Ensure that all material has arrived on-time, and into stock.  Coordinate resources required to meet deadlines (Supplier, Quality, Engineering etc.).
  • Resolve and document purchase order discrepancies with suppliers (non-conformances, shortages, or price discrepancies).
  • Monitor and manage daily raw material component requirements.  Place purchase orders, manage lead times, and Kanban execution.
  • Review purchase order acknowledgements daily for compliance to price, delivery and other terms and conditions.  Verify accuracy of materials received per print or order; verify invoices to ensure payment terms and discounts are accurate.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Company and the supplier.  Monitor price in the marketplace to ensure that the Company is using the lowest cost provider.
  • Analyze usage history of inventory stock items and market conditions.  Suggest changes to the commodity purchase schedule and or ROP/Safety stock levels.
  • Ensure purchase transactions are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Provide Inventory Valuation and Purchase Price Variance reports for the select commodity.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as may be required.

Buyer/Planner Requirements:

  • College Diploma (3-year program), or equivalent experience
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of MRP systems and supplier management.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to apply business concepts, procedures and practices to daily tasks.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS-Office, Excel
  • Handling a large amount of work efficiently and effectively and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to influence and lead without direct authority.
  • Customer-focused and continually seeks to understand customer needs, concerns and priorities and to meet/exceed customer expectations and requirements.
  • Strong organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to identify and negotiate cost savings

If you are interested in the Buyer/Planner contract position, please click on APPLY NOW!


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Reference number CA_EN_1_021956_12108155

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.

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