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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Buyer/Planner in New Jersey

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Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Buyer/Planner enforces procedures to protect manufacturing from interruptions. The Buyer/Planner plans and manages all raw material inventory for a manufacturing site, forecast the necessary purchases, meet targets, and maintain related reporting. This role provides support to quality and manufacturing/engineering as it relates to suppliers and supplier communications.

Essential Functions

  • Leading the materials planning for the site – including when to buy and how much to buy – in support of the plant production/build schedules and safety stock of all products.

  • Work with current supplier base to ensure on-time delivery of goods/services while maintaining compliance to local, corporate, and industry regulations.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to the facility, act as primary point of contact for site related issues to these suppliers

  • Responsible for ensuring the purchase and delivery of all materials needed for operation of the plant (raw materials, MRO, facilities, supplies, services, etc.)s.

  • Identify, analyze, and drive major supplier/procurement related cost improvement projects at the manufacturing plant level

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve all plant goals – including PPV and inventory targets

  • Provide inventory procurement support to new products that are launching out of the Delran facility

  • Support other critical business efforts as required to include plant quality audits and financial PI’s.

  • Ensure correct ERP update of transactions by partnering with Finance.

  • Respond to Accounts Payable inquiries to resolve supplier payments

  • Represent Procurement and Supply Chain programs at the plant.

  • Pack and ship small production samples to test labs as needed

  • Work collaboratively to resolve frequent issues while remaining calm and professional and modify procedures as needed. Effective analysis, trouble-shooting and clear communication with broad groups of associates and Management, is critical

  • Continuously seek and identify improvement opportunities

  • Provide projections, maintain version history, track changes and identify variance drivers in an efficient, timely manner.

  • Lead the Supplier Management Committee for the site. Guide the group toward solutions of multi-faceted situations.

  • Enforce all applicable purchasing, procurement, quality and operations policies

Required Qualifications:

  • Clear Communicator: Strong written, verbal, and listening skills. Able to communicate effectively with external suppliers and internal stakeholders. Able to prepare information for Management. Able to quickly and openly communicate challenges and suggest solutions

  • Organized: Demonstrated ability to keep organized with multiple responsibilities and deadlines

  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to work effectively and implement solutions on a strict timeline in a cross functional team environment

  • Detail oriented - Time management and workload prioritization capabilities are key

  • Team Player: Demonstrated ability to collaborate, establish, and maintain effective working relationships across all parts of the business

  • Adaptable: Comfortable working in ambiguous situations with some guidance from management. Possesses a positive questioning attitude, able and willing to dive into the why

  • Approachable and professional

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 3 years’ experience in Purchasing or Inventory Forecasting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forecasting and purchasing practices

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, extracting data across various software and sources such as Power BI, pivot tables, ERP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP systems and production operations. Related certification.

  • Experience with external suppliers, sourcing new suppliers, negotiating supply agreements.

  • Experience in Medical Device, Medical Supply, or Pharmaceutical Industry.

For many roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

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.

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Delran

Additional Locations

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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.

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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