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Buyer/Planner Specialist

As a Buyer Planner I, you will be the key liaison between manufacturing operations and our supplier partners. You will analyze ERP requirements and issue purchase orders to meet the business needs. You will monitor delivery reports and work directly with suppliers to resolve issues. You will be instrumental in achieving cost savings through negotiations and contract implementation. You will manage supplier relationships and ensure that suppliers are delivering on key performance indicators. This is a critical role that requires a strong sense of urgency, great communications skills and the desire to make a measurable and immediate impact on the business. If you are a self-starter who loves to learn and take on new challenges, please apply now for immediate consideration.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate and interpret buy signals from MRP system, experience with Oracle desirable
  • Issue purchase orders to approved suppliers to obtain materials, at lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and other requirements
  • Analyze quotations, select suppliers, enter purchase orders and schedule deliveries. Negotiate pricing and terms.
  • Follow-up on orders to expedite delivery and shipment. Resolve quality and delivery issues.
  • Conduct supplier visits to audit procedures and evaluate facilities. Develop strong and productive relationships with suppliers.
  • Analyze and present data. Provide recommendations based on key variables such as safety stock levels and consumption-to-forecast.

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or related field
  • 0-2+ years supply chain experience strongly preferred
  • Intermediate Excel & PowerPoint skills

CONMED offers a wide array of benefits to fit your unique needs. Visit our Benefits Page for more information.
  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Short & long term disability plus life insurance -- cost paid fully by CONMED
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) -- company match dollar for dollar up to 7% Employee stock purchase plan -- allows stock purchases at discounted price
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level courses
CONMED is an Equal Opportunity Employer & an Affirmative Action Employer. CONMED is a strong advocate of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at 800-325-5900 option #3.