Planner/Buyer
Multisorb Technologies 11 reviews - Buffalo, NY

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In this position, you will optimize inventory levels of parts for equipment design and manufacture, including identifying vendors, purchasing assigned materials and supplies, and managing cost to ensure company goals are achieved. Will assist in planning production of customized machines. Specific duties include:

  • Adhere to the highest level of professionalism by demonstrating honesty and integrity in all purchasing activities.
  • Support quote process for new business, spare parts, and provide timely requests for quotes, proposal review and supplier negotiations.
  • Interview and recommend vendors ensuring product, price, and vendor service meet Company requirements and expectations.
  • Perform at a minimum annual vendor site audits with appropriate APA personnel like the Quality Coordinator, Inventory Coordinator and Group Leader. If needed additional visits must be scheduled if vendor is not providing quality goods.
  • Purchase and ensure availability of materials and supplies using approved material requirements. Work to control raw materials, components, and operating supplies inventories and costs.
  • Review purchase requisitions for accuracy and completeness; obtain quotes and place orders with goal of lowering costs and maintaining or improving vendor service.
  • Provide feedback and forecast concerns to APA as needed regarding material receipt dates or possible production issues due to parts not arriving.
  • Maintain and develop appropriate safety stock numbers with Inventory Coordinator.
  • Release, change and/or expedite purchase orders based on sales orders, safety stock and production activities.
  • Generate production Manufacturing Orders through XA and close them in a timely manner.
  • Validate quality and inspection process on incoming raw materials to ensure compliance with Inventory Coordinator and Quality Coordinator.
  • Enter purchase orders into computer system to maintain inventory accuracy and control.
  • Discuss defects of purchased products with Quality Coordinator to determine source of trouble and support corrective action with vendors (SCAR).
  • Review vendor invoices for products and services and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Maintain accurate files for all purchase orders and receivers.
  • Support spare parts orders by generating quotations, verifying correct pricing on PO’s, entering orders and managing appropriate stock.
  • Send order acknowledgements for all orders.


  • To qualify, you must have a bachelors degree, preferably in business administration or engineering technology. A minimum of one to three years of purchasing experience, preferably buying components for manufacture of equipment. Additional experience in planning the production of custom machinery desirable. Experience working with an ERP or MRP system required. The successful candidate will have strong negotiation and problem solving skills. Solid team and interpersonal skills a must.

    About this company
    11 reviews
    Multisorb Technologies is the worldwide leader in active packaging technology. For over 50 years Multisorb has offered solutions for...