Junior Buyer / Planner

Canonsburg, PA

Industry: Professional Services Job Number: Req-3732 Pay Rate: Negotiable

A global supplier of specialty components, located south of Pittsburgh, is seeking a Junior Buyer / Planner.


  • Responsibilities include coordinating with production, materials, quality and finance departments to improve operational efficiencies, reporting, ERP system integrity, and maintain quality mission of manufacturing of effective customer parts.
  • Review ERP reports to determine component material purchases.
  • Perform purchasing functions based in accordance with ERP requirements, including but not limited to quoting, purchase order creation, securing signature approvals, placing orders with suppliers and expediting when needed.
  • Support Operations & Materials Managers on quality, price, and delivery objectives.
  • Establish long term agreements with suppliers, with price reduction incentives.
  • Manage a single commodity of suppliers.
  • Perform customer contract reviews to determine new component and outside processing requirements.
  • Create new part numbers and bills of material.
  • Maintain outside service quality objectives and monthly reporting.
  • Travel to supplier sites and perform audit of processes.


  • Associates Degree in Business and a minimum of 2 years' experience in supply chain, i.e. purchasing and planning within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Internet software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software; ERP system experience, preferably Syteline or comparable.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing or APICS practice
  • CPM/CPSM certification from Institute of Supply Management a plus
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm

JH Technical Services

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