Planner/Buyer, Materials Mgmt
CareFusion Corporation - San Diego, CA

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Job Title: Planner/Buyer, Materials Mgmt

Job Family Group (Function): Operations

Job Family: Materials Management

Track/Level: P3

CareFusion Business Description

Job Family Summary

Materials Management is responsible for the management of material inventory levels to ensure that raw material components and manufactured products are available when needed to satisfy the plant and customer requirements. Responsibilities include the planning and procurement of material components to minimize obsolescence and overstock situations while achieving maximum customer service levels.

What is expected of you for success in your role:
Support Product Focus Teams, Manufacturing Ops, Engineering and Quality projects with supply chain expertise
Cost Tradeoff Analysis- help Engineering/Ops understand the impact of cost on their projects
Strategic analysis of critical EOL run-out (timing, cost exposure, status)

Cost Savings Tracking
Mining ideas from business data such as spend and make project recommendations (savings, quality and risk mitigation projects).

Strategic Inventory analysis and recommendations
Provide supplier recommendations in alignment with business strategic direction.

Supplier Management

Coordinate regular meetings with key suppliers to review key materials issues, forecast information (when available), and insure supply chain continuity
Identify and drive supply chain improvements with key suppliers
Evaluate and monitor supplier spend and PPV (direct and sub tier suppliers)
Actively participate in Supplier Quality CIT's and provide expertise on supply chain related decisions
Own Operations component of supplier scorecard
Manufacturing Operations Support

Strategic analysis of spikes or ongoing demand increases/decreases

Evaluate and monitor supplier's capacity to meet CFN requirements (direct and sub tier suppliers)

Manage R&D transition of new products into stable operations

Identify and anticipate supply chain challenges during the development of the supplier base for new product

Drive regular meetings to review part transfer status

Inventory Management

Application of best practice techniques, statistical modeling, and forecasting to maintain inventories at optimal levels
Use and develop SAP reports to analyze inventory positions that lead to actionable recommendations
Develop and implement safety stock and bin sizing models to minimize inventory while maximizing customer service levels
Lead E&O inventory analysis, recommend depletion strategy and coordinate the proper execution with SR BUYER or BUYER.

Identify, Initiate and complete continuous improvement projects within the Purchasing Department

Apply process mapping and other problem-solving tools to understand current business processes, identify non-value added activities, eliminate or modify non-value added activities, and develop improved processes

Other tasks as assigned:
ECO collaboration (Engineering Change Orders)

QN collaboration (Quality Notifications)

Purchase Order management (for new and existing materials)

Evaluate and monitor supplier spend and PPV (direct and sub tier suppliers)

Inventory Management and Manufacturing Ops Support

Part Shortage follow up and resolution

Deliver and follow up on Supplier Corrective Actions

Perform EOL/LTB analysis

Resolution of Receiving and Receiving Inspection issues

Resolution of AP issues

Perform Tech Reviews

SCN Process follow up

RFQ's for new and/or existing materials

MMR/MCN process

Data mining and analysis as required to support product line

Participate in Materials Continuous Improvement Teams

EKanban system maintenance

Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field required

5 years experience in supply chain field

Intermediate to advanced understanding of statistics

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated leadership, people skills and high ethical standards

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in business or supply chain

Lean Six Sigma experience and or certification

Supply chain certification – APICS, ISM, other

Experience with Minitab or similar statistical package

Working knowledge of S&OP process

Intermediate to advanced level user of SAP with the ability to use the SAP business warehouse

Knowledge of economic & market princicples: ability to understand the major factors of production, distribution and consumption that influence business activity and their impact on supply chain strategies

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