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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Instrument JR Buyer in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description Summary

The Procurement Jr Buyer performs the purchasing function as part of a Supply Chain Team and is accountable for raw material inventory levels for assigned commodities or product lines. The position supports and works closely with the Supply Planners and may also purchase spare parts or expense material. The Procurement Planner 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.

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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.

POSITION SCOPE

  • The buyer performs the detailed purchasing function as part of the Supply chain function by processing purchases orders, managing inventory, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, participating in supply chain improvement projects, and adhering to quality requirements.

  • The buyer 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.

  • This role effectively maintains, analyzes, and updates ERP/MRP data to identify potential projects, improve current processes and maintain data integrity.

  • The buyer continuously supports the site in adherence to optimal purchasing metrics.

  • This position supports and works closely with Manufacturing Operations, Planning , Procurement, Intercompany andsuppliers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

System & Data Management:

  • Converts MRP requirements from planned orders to requisitions and then purchase orders.

  • Manages the life-cycle of purchase order including confirmation, Leadtime/pricing, held, open, past due, issues etc.

  • Works with invoice processors and suppliers to resolve payment issues.

  • Responsively manages Action Messages and Alerts, applying criteria-based intervention.

  • Determines inventory parameters, manage purchase orders, communicate delivery schedules, expedite material, process material returns and resolve payment issues.

  • Workscollaboratively and maintains good communication with the production planner.

  • 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).

  • Item data management.

  • Supplier data management.

  • Significant variances or potential future risks are explained.

  • Identifies opportunities for inventory reduction and actively supports implementation as directed.

  • Periodically reviews and dispositions Excess & Obsolete, Unscheduled, Expired inventories and approves disposal of damaged, returned product reported by Warehouse.

  • Initiates deviation waivers when needed.

  • Manages, tracks, analyzes, and communicates cost of parts/finish goods such as: Purchase Price Variance, standard cost, contract pricing and price increases.

Supply Issues:

  • Alert on potential raw material shortages and work to minimize impact and resulting backorders.

  • Responsible for communicating significant current/potential supply and supplierissues (non-compliance, material, sourcing, delivery, quality etc.) to Supply Network Planning, Plant Management, and Business Leaders, Purchasing Managers & global procurement per the escalation process.

  • Coordinates, as needed, with planners, quality, and suppliers for resolution of supplier issues (quality & delivery).

Supply Management:

  • Execute and maintain contractual obligations, manages strategic supplier relationships and business critical supply issues with suppliers and intercompany sites.

  • Understands and shares forecast with suppliers as needed to assist with supplier capacity planning, Kanban, blanket orders, or per contractual agreements.

  • Support site supplier relationship management: minor risk management andsupplier relationship development.

  • Ensure accurate deliveries, lead times & pricing.

Project Support:

  • Participates in Product Optimization Program reviews to effectively execute new product introductions, conversions, and rationalization efforts.

  • Supports process improvement and cost improvement projects as aligned with site strategy.

  • Effectively communicates relevant procurement information to the appropriate target audience in a timely manner to support projects and initiatives in line with site strategy.

  • Supports Engineering Revision Orders, ECO, MRM or Change Notifications as needed.

  • Serve as a task owner on change controls providing support for the project and adding task evidence into the change control system.

  • Create, own and lead change controls and follow tasks through to completion and closure of the change control.

Compliance:

  • Complies with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines including company policies and departmental procedures.

  • Complete GR/IR report on-time for Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

  • Support Approved Supplier List (ASL) compliance.

  • Support gathering regulatory documentation requirements i.e. providing contact information, escalating for non-compliant suppliers etc.

Jr. Buyer General:

  • Provides administrative support to assigned purchasing teams

  • Support supplier development and performance management using scorecarding and communication with suppliers

  • Jr Buyers are a developmental role

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • Effective organizational, planning, and time management skills.

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Easily able to adapt to changing circumstances and handle multiple projects simultaneously to drive projects to completion.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work effectively collaboratively and independently.

  • Ability to work effectively with established processes, procedures, and policies.

Educatio n , Certifications and Experience:

  • High proficiency withMicrosoft office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) and Windows.

  • Certification (Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt), APICS, ISM, CPIM, CIRM or CPSM) preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field with a minimum of 0 years Planning/Procurement/Logistics/Operations experience or Associates degree or 3 years’ experience without a degree.

  • Experience with and knowledge of MRP/SCM/ERP systems preferred.

For certain 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, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. 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.

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Primary Work Location

USA MD - Sparks - 7 Loveton Circle

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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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