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Company: Actalent
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:


Why us?

Company is looking a buyer to join the team. This opportunity provides great training, tools to be successful, growth and competitive compensation.



The Buyer Planner is responsible to perform supply chain planning and buying activities for assigned product lines. Included are Materials Requirements Planning items that are contained on a BOM, purchasing for both manufacturing and distribution products/services, and inventory control. The position will interact with other departments to resolve issues and meet customer requirements. All activities will be conducted within cGMP requirements and corporate policy.


Provide procurement plans to meet forecasting and inventory requirements. Utilize sales forecast/data to schedule inventory materials from suppliers to meet forecasting and inventory requirements; expedite/defer deliveries, as necessary, to support operational objectives

Establish Critical Material Shortage list and escalate supply chain issues with suppliers. Work with other department personnel in order to receive a satisfactory response.

Determine appropriate supply, inventory and budgeting of raw materials; develop plans to improve performance and COGS; Optimize inventory levels to minimize costs by managing inventory carrying costs, bulk purchase discounts, production planning, and lead times.

Obtain competitive quotations and select suppliers based on quality, cost, lead-time, service and financial stability.

Identify potential new sources of supply and initiate supplier qualification activities.

Respond to production or distribution issues and adjust purchasing schedule as required; communicate any major variations to affected parties

Identify and manage slow moving, expiry or obsolete inventory. Develop and implement programs to reduce Excess, Expired & Obsolete exposure.

Maintain effective communication with internal colleagues to meet corporate objectives and drive improved business results

Assist with establishing metrics to monitor targeted supplier performance. Identify and report key performance indicators to measure supplier performance

Responsible for other duties and projects as assigned.


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Top Skills Details:

buyer purchasing

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline or relevant experience

At least 3 years purchasing/planning experience with emphasis on manufacturing in the

medical/bio-tech industry, or related regulated industry

Knowledge of quality system regulations and ERP systems (Syteline preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

APICS certification, CPIM, or CPM

Demonstrated experience working effectively with manufacturing, quality, sales, finance

and engineering departments

Excellent knowledge of inventory management concepts, particularly the role of shelf life

and controlled material in a cGMP environment.

Ability to work autonomously, effectively manage time and deliver results on time

Demonstrated negotiation skills

Prior contract/supplier relationship management

Extensive knowledge of MS Office with strong Excel skills

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Camarillo , BUYER, Other , Camarillo, California

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