B. Braun

Buyer/Planner

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Requisition ID
2021-19568
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
M-F; 8am - 5pm
Site
Irvine, CA

Overview

About B. Braun 

 

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

 

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

The Buyer/Planner position is a key role within the Site Supply Chain organization. This position is responsible for the understanding and application of supply chain management concepts in a global business environment. The primary responsibilities of this position are to insure continuity of materials supply, quality, and overall cost management consistent with Company policy and financial and operational performance standards and objectives. Key Performance Indicators include customer service levels, production schedule attainment, and inventory range of coverage. The Buyer/Planner establishes and maintains production, material, inventory and purchase plan to support and develop the schedule for Duplex products and their components.

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Establish specifications in terms of optimal quantity to purchase, quality required, and the cost impact on budget.
  • Select suppliers according to the type of product, quality provided by the supplier, and the possibility of partnership.
  • Negotiate contracts that include costs, delivery, handling, and penalties for late delivering or cost overruns.
  • Manage purchasing cycle, including generating requisitions, PO creation, PO follow up, goods reception, and final payment
  • Monitor supplier performance using the Supplier Scorecard program and manage actions based on outcomes
  • Create, monitor, verify for data accuracy and maintain applicable planning master data in the ERP system.
  • Determine inventory management strategies and objectives
  • Minimize inventory investment by managing inventories to optimal levels based on manufacturing requirements and company financial objectives as defined in the KPIs.
  • Identify process and system improvement opportunities and, using root cause analysis and other lean tools, determine and implement solutions that drive inventory reduction and elimination of non-value added activities.
  • Control incoming freight and handling costs.
  • Procure direct materials, MRO, Services, Capital, and other items as required for Duplex manufacturing lines.
  • Develop a manufacturing schedule for Duplex products and their components.
  • Key site level point of contact for interface with Sales, Marketing and Central Supply functions.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

 

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles and concepts and integrates them to propose a course of action.
  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues.
  • Judgement is required in resolving all day-to-day problems
  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 02-04 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification required.

  • Regular and predictable attendance.

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.

 

 

B. 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.

 

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

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

 

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Stand
  • Frequently: Sit
  • Constantly: N/A

Activities:

  • Occasionally: Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
  • Frequently: Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Sitting
  • Constantly: N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally: N/A
  • Frequently: N/A
  • Constantly: N/A

Work Environment:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Noise Intensity: Low
  • Occasionally: Production/manufacturing environment
  • Frequently: N/A
  • Constantly: Office environment

Notices

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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