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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: Buyer
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  • Expiration Date: 27 August 2022
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2171027_1658970167

Job Number: 2171027

Sr. Materials Buyer /Planner Department


  • Participating in cross-functional teams, sourcing suppliers, implementing and administering supply agreements for assigned commodities, reducing cost through better inventory management and effective negotiating, and delivering on time performance.
  • Evaluate MRP on a weekly basis, generates and expedites purchase orders based on quantity, cost and delivery date requirements.
  • Regularly communicate with key personnel and line managers in planning, procurement and inventory control to ensure manufacturing schedules are met and delays are avoided.
  • Work with S&R and QC groups to resolve issues with missing documents, out-of specification or other hold ups in receiving incoming raw materials and components.
  • Monitor manufacturing reports for any schedule changes to adjust raw materials and packaging component orders as needed.

Critical Skills:

  • This position requires accuracy, critical thinking, and frequent interactions with all departments internally, as well as with external clients and vendors.
  • Required technical competencies include purchasing, scheduling techniques, materials requirements planning (MRP), inventory management, risk management and supplier relationship management.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP in a manufacturing environment. Working knowledge of cGMP practices and of manufacturing process flow. Strong problem solving and decision making, teamwork and collaboration, planning and organizing and conflict management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, awareness of the need of others, HRJDMS-MBP092418 integrity, strong work ethic and continuous learning. Motivated, self-starter with ability to work independently on multiple assignments in a team environment.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred and 5+ years of experience in procurement and planning is required.
  • Previous purchasing and planning experience in cosmetic, food or pharma industries preferred.
  • Association memberships or certifications are a plus.

About Nelson:

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