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Buyer III

Job ID: BH339135

Category: Buyer

Specialty: Accounting & Finance


Responsible for the procurement of goods and services from a class or family of suppliers in direct support of manufacturing operations, and strategic metrics. Primary contact with suppliers in the areas of supplier performance, engineering change implementation, flow of material, inventory control, and disposition of non-conforming goods on a given commodity team.


  • Execute on select business conducted with suppliers and coordinate internal actions between supplier and the product.
  • Communicate parts availability issues to appropriate buyer.
  • Communicate inventory level set ups to PFEP Specialist.
  • Communicate packaging issues to materials.
  • Communicate pre paint parts issues to materials, buyer and zone team members.
  • Create and present purchasing metrics to management.
  • Participate in lean events.
  • Assist Operations purchasing on root cause analysis team to fix material shortages and report on critical items.
  • Ensure smooth cut in of change notices.
  • Support new model introduction into production area.
  • Support change in supplier shipping and packaging habits driven by purchasing.
  • Assist in Kanban implementation to zone for purchased parts.
  • Create spot buy and blanket orders with suppliers. Manage and maintenance MRP message activities.
  • Part number setup files under purchasing control. Create debits memos, and credit memos as needed.
  • Website communication and training with suppliers.
  • Inventory control activities for material stored at suppliers.
  • Shortage updates.
  • Support all procedures for government regulations and public laws.
  • Provide feedback to manufacturing and purchasing management concerning potential problems that could affect manufacturing operations.
  • Ensure purchase order is correct with regard to pricing and delivery.
  • Ensure order is acknowledged by supplier.
  • Address and resolve invoice issues.
  • Support production and aftermarket groups. Communicate effectively with Tactical Buyers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field Internship experience

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract to Direct

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland