27 days old

Planner/Buyer II

Aesculap Inc.
Center Valley, PA 18034
  • Job Code
    118669531
Aesculap Inc.


Planner/Buyer II

US-PA-Center Valley

Job ID: 2020-16072
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Other
Aesculap Inc.

Overview

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients' lives.



Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Responsible for developing and implementing plans in the supply chain area (material procurement, forecasting, vendor selection and retention, expediting, analyzing, inventory management and continuous improvement) for assigned hierarchies.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Planning, purchasing, supply chain management and coordination of material flow to meet customer Critical to Quality (CTQs) and profitability objectives
  • Develop, monitor, and pursue tactical initiatives/projects with suppliers that meet corporate inventory management goals
  • Maintain established line fill rates and target inventory levels for part numbers and/or products assigned
  • Participate and/or lead continuous improvement teams to improve customer service, operations and/or inventory targets
  • Successfully lead one or more MBO(s) (management by objectives) for the department and/or company
  • Responsible for being the primary Operations lead for the introduction of product line extensions, new products and product life cycle management for assigned materials
  • Participates in the Aesculap Gate Protocol Launch and Validation process for new products, ownership of Operation's responsibilities of SAP product setups and support of initial stocking levels for assigned materials
  • Participates in scheduled PAC meetings and reports to Operations leadership a scorecard of performance against tasks for an on-time and successful full product launch
  • Participates in the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and/or Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) meetings for assigned materials and/or product lines
  • Develops and summarizes forecasts of anticipated demand using historical data and sales trends, SBA (Strategic Business Area) business plans, sales and marketing forecasts, and customer projections for assigned products
  • Analyzes and maintains Reorder point (ROP) for part numbers and/or product lines assigned
  • Input and maintain the appropriate forecasts in SAP as needed
  • Participates in the product life cycle management for evaluation and recommendation of product disposition to deplete the inventory and/or obsolescence of product being discontinued or phased-out
  • Maintain purchasing information records (PIR) and material master (MM) in SAP
  • Responsible for data integrity within SAP for assigned materials
  • Requires frequent interaction with personnel in other departments to follow-up, expedite, and coordinate parts
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports pertaining to current status of inventory and overall customer service level as needed
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual
  • Must embody the Company's Vision, Mission and Values
  • Other duties may be assigned

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

Secondary or peripheral job functions:

  • Must stay up to date on company needs/goals, market conditions and trends, commodities, suppliers, quality, and service to support department and company financial and quality objectives as well as New Product Introductions (NPI), S&OP and SI&OP processes
  • Helps serve as a “Backup” to other Planner/Buyers as needed
  • Occasional overtime or weekend work may be required based on business needs
  • Understand the requirements for manufacturing and suppliers for medical device products
  • Ability to coach, supervise and mentor Planner/Buyer I
  • Contribute to creating a climate of trust, ethics, and accountability by effectively seeking out and accepting feedback from others.
  • Possess the ability to exceed expectations with the customer in mind and take responsibility for driving key results as well as empower others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that drive efficiency by understanding and improving processes as well as sharing best practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A


Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in materials management, supply chain, logistics, operations management preferred
  • 4-6 years' experience in Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain management, Logistics, Operations, inventory management, project management and/or continuous improvement preferred.
  • Certification in APICS, ISM, or IBF preferred
  • Certification in Lean, Sigma, or continuous improvement or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience or knowledge of Kanban pull preferred
  • SAP experience (or comparable ERP system) preferred
  • Knowledge of computerized forecasting, planning, and purchasing techniques preferred
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Effective verbal and written negotiation and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint experience preferred
  • Ability to be a team player and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in medical device industry and FDA requirements, preferred

Desired:

  • N/A

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

PI118669531

<strong>Aesculap Inc.</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong>Planner/Buyer II</strong><br /><br />US-PA-Center Valley<br /><br /><strong>Job ID:</strong> 2020-16072<br /><strong>Type:</strong> Regular Full-Time<br /><strong># of Openings:</strong> 1<br /><strong>Category:</strong> Other<br />Aesculap Inc.<br /><br /><strong>Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients' lives.</span></p> <br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Position Summary:</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Responsible for developing and implementing plans in the supply chain area (material procurement, forecasting, vendor selection and retention, expediting, analyzing, inventory management and continuous improvement) for assigned hierarchies.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Responsibilities: Essential Duties</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Planning, purchasing, supply chain management and coordination of material flow to meet customer Critical to Quality (CTQs) and profitability objectives </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Develop, monitor, and pursue tactical initiatives/projects with suppliers that meet corporate inventory management goals</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Maintain established line fill rates and target inventory levels for part numbers and/or products assigned</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Participate and/or lead continuous improvement teams to improve customer service, operations and/or inventory targets</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Successfully lead one or more MBO(s) (management by objectives) for the department and/or company</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Responsible for being the primary Operations lead for the introduction of product line extensions, new products and product life cycle management for assigned materials </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Participates in the Aesculap Gate Protocol Launch and Validation process for new products, ownership of Operation's responsibilities of SAP product setups and support of initial stocking levels for assigned materials </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Participates in scheduled PAC meetings and reports to Operations leadership a scorecard of performance against tasks for an on-time and successful full product launch </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Participates in the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and/or Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) meetings for assigned materials and/or product lines </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Develops and summarizes forecasts of anticipated demand using historical data and sales trends, SBA (Strategic Business Area) business plans, sales and marketing forecasts, and customer projections for assigned products </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Analyzes and maintains Reorder point (ROP) for part numbers and/or product lines assigned</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Input and maintain the appropriate forecasts in SAP as needed</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Participates in the product life cycle management for evaluation and recommendation of product disposition to deplete the inventory and/or obsolescence of product being discontinued or phased-out </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Maintain purchasing information records (PIR) and material master (MM) in SAP </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Responsible for data integrity within SAP for assigned materials </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Requires frequent interaction with personnel in other departments to follow-up, expedite, and coordinate parts</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports pertaining to current status of inventory and overall customer service level as needed</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Must embody the Company's Vision, Mission and Values</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Other duties may be assigned</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Expertise: Knowledge & Skills</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Secondary or peripheral job functions: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Must stay up to date on company needs/goals, market conditions and trends, commodities, suppliers, quality, and service to support department and company financial and quality objectives as well as New Product Introductions (NPI), S&OP and SI&OP processes </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Helps serve as a Backup to other Planner/Buyers as needed</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Occasional overtime or weekend work may be required based on business needs </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Understand the requirements for manufacturing and suppliers for medical device products </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Ability to coach, supervise and mentor Planner/Buyer I</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Contribute to creating a climate of trust, ethics, and accountability by effectively seeking out and accepting feedback from others.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Possess the ability to exceed expectations with the customer in mind and take responsibility for driving key results as well as empower others to achieve desired outcomes.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif;">Demonstrate behaviors that drive efficiency by understanding and improving processes as well as sharing best practices.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Supervisory Responsibilities: </span></p> <ul> <li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">N/A</span></li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Required:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Bachelor's degree with a major in materials management, supply chain, logistics, operations management preferred </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">4-6 years' experience in Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain management, Logistics, Operations, inventory management, project management and/or continuous improvement preferred.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Certification in APICS, ISM, or IBF preferred </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Certification in Lean, Sigma, or continuous improvement or equivalent experience preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Experience or knowledge of Kanban pull preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">SAP experience (or comparable ERP system) preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Knowledge of computerized forecasting, planning, and purchasing techniques preferred </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Strong organizational and analytical skills </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Effective verbal and written negotiation and communication skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Proficient in Microsoft Office applications</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Strong Excel and PowerPoint experience preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: windowtext;">Ability to be a team player and work with minimal supervision</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Experience in medical device industry and FDA requirements, preferred</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Desired:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">N/A</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Through its Sharing Expertise initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.</span></p> <br /><br />All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/5D6OAOUjq2rGh8O6CgX2l"> <p>PI118669531</p>

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