BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Buyer/Planner in Baltimore, Maryland
Job Description Summary
The Buyer/Planner performs the detailed production planning and purchasing functions as part of a Supply Chain Team and is accountable for the supply management (domestic trade fulfillment and international replenishment) for one or more assigned Plants or Product Hierarchies and for raw material inventory levels for assigned commodities or product lines.
The position supports and works closely with Manufacturing Operations, Global Demand Planning and Procurement. The Buyer/Planner converts approved Master Schedule plans to detailed, sequences Production Orders on a daily or weekly basis, and assists Manufacturing in managing open orders from Release-to-Close. The Buyer/Planner also determines inventory parameters, manages purchase orders, communicates delivery schedules, expedites material, processes returns and resolves payment issues. The position is also responsible for communicating supplier performance problems (sourcing, delivery and quality) to the Commodity Managers.
In addition, the position is responsible for communicating significant current/potential supply performance problems (schedule unfeasibility or non-compliance, material or capacity imbalances, etc.) to Supply Network Planning and Plant Management. Reports to the Supply Network Planning Manager or Materials Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Converts constrained, feasible Master Production Schedules (Firm Planned Orders) to detailed and executable MRP-generated plans/work orders over an established rolling horizon period and with agreed-upon frequency. Acts independently and routinely performs moderately complex planning and problem solving. Converts MRP requirements to purchase orders.
•Participates in weekly/monthly Supply Planning Schedule reviews for one or more Work Centers and ensures appropriate follow up of agreed upon actions
•Responsively manages Action Messages and Alerts, applying criteria-based intervention
•Communicates tactical direction and schedule priorities to Production Schedulers. Coordinates the generation and prioritization of Material Shortage lists, Past Due’s/Backlog, etc. Communicates capacity/material issues and remedial action plans to key stakeholders as appropriate. Manages open purchase orders and communicates delivery information to Production Planners.
•Frequently reviews and maintains the integrity of MRP parameters (lot/order size, lead times, Days Forward Supply, Safety Stock) and provides data for Key Performance Metrics (Schedule Compliance, Time Fence Violations, Work in Process Inventory Turnover, Projected Inventory at Risk/Stock Loss). Significant variances or potential future risks are explained. Identifies opportunities for inventory reduction and actively supports implementation as directed.
•Reviews and updates current product availability information on a daily basis (Backorder Reason Code, expected partial/full release availability) and initiates Product Bulletins as required
•Participates in Product Optimization Program reviews to effectively execute new product introductions, conversions and rationalization efforts.
•Coordinates as needed with Procurement Planners for resolution of supplier issues (quality, delivery), or implementation of changes to the supplier base. Informs Commodity Manager of critical supplier performance problems.
•Minimizes raw material shortages and resulting backorders.
•Processes material returns.
•Works with Invoice Processors to resolve payment issues.
•Initiates deviation waivers when needed.
•Processes Engineering Revision Orders or Change Notifications as needed
•Periodically reviews and dispositions Excess & Obsolete, Unscheduled, Expired inventories.
•Supports efforts to ensure data integrity of Book-to-Physical Inventory, BOM’s and Routings.
•Complies with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines including company policies and departmental procedures.
Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore
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.