Buyer/ Planner Ekos
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED SUPERVISOR: VP Operations, or designee
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
Plan and procure materials and services required for the manufacture of EKOS products. Purchase
consumable and non-inventory items for EKOS.
Support R&D teams with procurement activities, including supplier selection, and price, delivery, and
Measure and report key supplier metrics to EKOS Management and Operations team.
MAIN JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
? Plan materials to meet EKOS sales forecast. Includes maintaining forecast and running MRP and reorder reports in ERP (QAD) system.
? Procure components for EKOS products to meet production demands. Involves working with
manufacturing, engineering, and suppliers as needed to obtain parts. Includes placing purchase orders
and negotiating price and delivery (expedite or de-expedite based on MRP or project team
? Assist with production planning and work order generation, as necessary. Identify and provide status
for material shortages, including production quantity short, quantity and dates due, impact to
schedule, and recovery actions. Prioritize material through receiving and inspection, as needed to
support production build schedules.
? Maintain item planning and purchasing information in QAD. Includes maintaining forecast(s),
establishing safety stock levels, maintaining cost accuracy, and creating/ maintaining multiple Bills of
? Procure non-inventory items for EKOS when needed, including production consumables, tooling and
? Support Supplier Quality system as primary EKOS contact with suppliers, including maintenance of
Approved Supplier List in QAD and auditing/ maintenance of supplier files. Support R&D teams
with supplier selection and creation of supplier files. Support Quality Assurance with supplier audits
and visits to critical or problem suppliers.
? Support disposition of non-conforming materials. As necessary, work with Quality Assurance,
Manufacturing, Engineering, and suppliers to resolve discrepancies, agree to disposition and obtain
signatures on NCR forms.
? Review cycle count and physical inventory data and support reconciliation, as needed. Respond
accordingly with purchasing activities.
? Establish and report key supplier performance metrics. Generate reports, as appropriate, to
communicate to management and Operations team.
? Review and approve document change requests and work with Engineering and Manufacturing to
determine appropriate effectivity and disposition.
? Suggest, evaluate and implement process and system improvement ideas.
Buyer Planner Job Description REV C - 10/8/12 Buyer Planner Job Description REV C - 10/8/12
Senior Buyer Responsibilities include:
? Supervise junior buyers, including assigning duties and providing training, i.e., purchasing procedures
and QAD system training, as needed. Perform annual performance appraisals.
? Initiate Supplier Agreements with critical suppliers, including OEM suppliers. Support R&D teams
with supplier contract negotiations, as needed.
? Periodically work with finance on cost accounting items such as: BOMs, standard costs, and rolling
? Support project teams with transfer from development/ prototype to manufacturing.
? Associate degree (or 5 years equivalent experience); prefer Bachelor?s Degree in business, engineering or
? 1-5 years Purchasing and Materials Planning (APIC Preferred) experience in regulated production and
? Knowledge of GMP, ISO 13485 and MDD requirements as applicable to this position
? Successful experience working in team environment.
? Proven supplier development and interface experience.
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
? Proficient in MS Excel and Word.
? Experience using a mid-level ERP system; QAD experience preferred.
? Ability to travel up to 5% time.
||11911 North Creek Parkway South |
Bothell, WA 98011
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED