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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Material Planner in Kedah, Malaysia

Job Description Summary

Job Description


Primary responsibilities include material planning and purchasing to ensure supply line is filled appropriately.


1.0 Material Planning

· Maintain item data and planning parameters in the system to ensure MRP reports are generated accurately

· Review MRP report and material shortages report to ensure adequate material supply

· Carry out detailed material planning for high value and long lead time items

· Ensure material or component specification changes are planned appropriately, to avoid scrapping of obsolete material

· Review and manage slow moving inventory to minimize inventory exposure owing to excess and obsolescence

· Maintain appropriate inventory safety stock and re-order levels, where necessary to avoid any material stock out situations

· Continuously drive inventory management programs to drive inventory turns up, in line with company goals

2.0 Purchasing

2.1 Sourcing

· Dual source initiatives to drive competitive pricing and supply assurance

· Value engineering – work with suppliers on continuous cost down programs

· Source and establish supply base for new materials or components

· Drive cost down year on year

2.2 Supplier Management

· Ensure full compliance to the respective standards on supplier management

Conduct vendor audits

2.3 Procurement

· Manage purchase order issuance and follow up to ensure timely delivery

· Initiate purchasing programs to consistently drive down material cost, shipping cost and purchasing lead time.

· Ensure fast response time to internal customers


• Degree in Business Administration or related discipline


• Minimum of 5 years working experience in similar job task.


  • Good verbal and written skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia

  • Ability to communicate well at different levels


(mathematical skills, reasoning ability, physical demands, vision, physical condition, etc.)

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Well versed in Microsoft tools

  • Project management skills

Primary Work Location

MYS Kedah - Bard Kulim (Malaysia)

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.