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Posted: 8/10/2019
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 2484

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Buyer/Planner-San Diego

WHO WE ARE - Millennium Health is a leading health solutions company that delivers accurate, timely, clinically actionable information to inform the right treatment decisions for each patient. Millennium Health offers a comprehensive suite of services including Millennium PGT and Millennium UDT, which can be used to better tailor patient care. More information can be found at

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for purchasing and planning of supplies & services using scheduling techniques and materials requirement planning for the Production and Sales.

  • Create and maintain forecast and plan assigned commodities at the SKU level.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of material, parts, services as required by forecast and the production schedule.
  • Manage suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality, control inventories and ensure timely flow of material.
  • Proactively report material availability issues.
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems.
  • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times.
  • Coordinate material flows and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials
  • Manage the company flow or materials between warehouse locations
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
  • Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (re-order level, MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
  • Inventory adjustments and reconciliations
  • Obtain internal approvals, prepare and enter PO in Great Plains for confirmed/approved orders. Document and communicate PO to suppliers.
  • Verify receipt of material on POs and enter receipts in Great Plains.
  • Conduct frequent partial physical inventory audits to verify accuracy of computer and workbooks records; coordinate a complete count of all physical inventory monthly.
  • Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures
  • Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned
Required Skills

  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Experience buying chemical raw materials preferable.
  • Working knowledge of systems preferably Great Plains.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to details.
Required Experience
  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role working for a direct manufacturer (required)
  • Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines
  • Proficient with MS Office – advanced skills with MS Excel

Millennium Health offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package.

Millennium Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status

Job Location
San Diego, California, United States
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