Buyer/Planner Spec Gas

EMD ELECTRONICS
Full time Full day
Fogelsville, PA
A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany




United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe




This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US




Your role:




The Buyer/Planner Specialty Gases is responsible for the planning and buying of materials required for operations at the Hometown, PA production plant. These are materials with SAP part numbers that are necessary for fulfilling customer orders (ex. Packaging materials to support production), require local inventory management (whether it is independent demand inventory or MRP/planned orders) are considered operationally driven purchases.





  • Support the administrative activities required by procedures or SAP that enable the execution (SAP Master Data Settings, SAP Vendor data, inventory evaluation, etc.)
  • Provide primary contact for the Hometown Operations team for Buying/Planning of operational materials and reports to the Senior Buyer/Planner
  • Process Purchase Orders related to stockroom replenishment orders (5000-part numbers). This includes MRO items, Safety items, pumps/compressors, valves, fittings, labels, cell repair items
  • Maintain the SAP master data settings (lead times, re-order points, safety stock)
  • Process non-stockroom purchase requisitions for non-inventory, project related, or maintenance work order items
  • Maintain Facility Blanket Orders, Goods Receipts, Inventory Receipts, and interaction with Accounts Payable and Vendor for any invoice discrepancies
  • Blanket Orders are used to execute: Janitorial Services, Welding gases/consumables, Personal Protective Equipment, Fuel Oil, Snow Removal and Landscape Services
  • Act as the Self-Service Procurement system power user for the site
  • Work with IT to add new suppliers
  • Set up and train new users as well as support for existing users
  • Coordinate maintenance of the Fastenal vending machines across the site
  • Work with the vendor, Fastenal for stocking levels and monthly payments
  • Maintain SAP for new/old part numbers, safety stock levels, new/old vendor maintenance, including payment terms and contact info





Who you are:




Minimum Qualifications:





  • High School Diploma
  • 5+ years' experience in a Purchasing or Sourcing role
  • APICS certification
  • 2+ years hands on SAP experience
  • 2+ years' experience in SAP transactional activities





Preferred Qualifications:





  • Technical or Business Degree
  • Experience in supply chain or logistics management, operations or product management, or other process-focused business positions is a plus
  • Knowledge of work processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-starter with the ability to work on multiple activities and projects in an organized and timely manner





What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!




Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com




The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination




Job Requisition ID: 225033




Location: Tamaqua




Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)




Working time model: full-time




Careers during Covid-19

Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone's health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.



US Disclosure

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.



North America Disclosure

The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.



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