Planner/Buyer, Manufacturing, Point of Care (POC) Walpole

Job Description

SCM Specialist Professional (Buyer/Planner), Manufacturing, Point of Care (POC) Walpole


The primary responsibility is as a key member of the Walpole Manufacturing team and will lead in the planning & procurement of materials to support the manufacturing of Blood Gas Sensors. The Buyer/Planner is responsible for planning and executing assigned purchasing & sourcing related activities to procure raw materials & finished goods as well as managing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements. Will determine material requirements and maintain inventory at planned levels and continue best practice procurement process. This position is based in Walpole, MA and reports to the Director of Operations.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Manages inventory levels, schedules and availability of selected item, either manufactured or purchased component, to meet production schedules.
  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; maintains close coordination with plant engineering to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities.
  • Coordinates the planning of recent schedules and inventory control parameters for the assigned products and services consistent with SAP requirements.
  • Coordinates as appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments internally between functions and externally with suppliers.
  • Visits suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems
  • Utilize statistical methods, such as Re-Order Points, and best practices for FG inventory planning.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

Experience:        Minimum 5+ years of purchasing and/or planning experience in Life Science or Medical Device industry or:

Education:          A minimum of a 4-year degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or other business management discipline or related field

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • APICS preferred
  • Certification in CPIM or CSCP a plus
  • Strong analytical skills combined with practical business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability in building relationships across various functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SAP.
  • Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager.

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full vaccination for COVID-19 for our U.S. employees, contractors, and business partners, where local conditions allow, who:

1) Are customer-facing (e.g., those required to visit a customer/business partner site or interact in-person with customers at any conference or meeting) OR

2) Come on-site, whether regularly or occasionally, at any Siemens Healthineers location.

(Note: Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons)


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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