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Buyer/Supply Chain Analyst

Andover, MA 01810

Posted: 04/01/2023 Job Number: 32052

Job Description

  • Independently and accurately procure parts for all of Manufacturing per the Production Forecasts and Material Requirements Plan
  • Identify preferred suppliers for each part and negotiate favorable terms
  • Monitor supplier performance and take proactive steps to ensure highest levels of performance from all suppliers
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels to satisfy demand plan
  • Expedite and de-expedite Purchase Orders as required
  • Expedite parts through Receiving and Incoming Inspection
  • Place purchase orders per approved requisitions for inventory and non inventory purchases supporting all functional areas of the organization
  • Ensure suppliers build and deliver to the latest specifications
  • Maintain item master data in ERP system, including item revision, supplier info, lead times and cost data
  • Ensure material is procured from suppliers on the Approved Supplier List (ASL) for inventory purchases
  • Lead efforts to assess component and material obsolescence and supply chain disruptions for all inventory items; communicate and escalate issues as needed
  • Participate in Supplier Audits as needed
  • Participate in Material Review Board meetings and coordinate inventory dispositions for Non Conforming Material 
  • Work with Finance to rectify P/O problems affecting the vouchering process
  • Follow-up with suppliers to address incoming quality, track supplier on time delivery and other quality issues as required


  • Minimum of 8 years experience performing inventory management and purchasing functions ideally with at least 3 years in a Medical Device company (preferably capital equipment and sterile disposables)
  • In-depth knowledge of purchase order generation, Material Requirements Planning and supplier management 
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with ERP/MRP systems, Microsoft Office,   and Excel spreadsheets 
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Must be results-driven and exhibit a sense of urgency
  • Clear and concise in verbal and written communication, able to foster smooth flow of timely and relevant information
  • Strong initiative and positive attitude



·       Bachelors Degree in Business Administration,   Supply Chain and Logistics or equivalent combination of education and experience

·       APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and/ or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) preferred

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