• 01-Aug-2018 to 31-Oct-2018 (PST)
  • Supply Chain
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Worksite - Cornelius Pass

Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off, Floating Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Costco Membership, TriMet Pass, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Employee Recognition Programs, and more!

Acumed is looking for a Senior Buyer/Planner to join the team!

The Senior Buyer/Planner purchases technical materials, supplies and services and coordinates and expedites the flow of work according to production schedule. Responsible for vendor delivery, cost, lead-time, and inventory levels. Negotiates with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, overshipments, cancellations and engineering change orders. Develops and maintains records and files. Identifies and qualifies suppliers and negotiates long term agreements.  Leads procurement activities for new product development projects.


  • Analyze usage and forecast data to set and maintain part planning variables (safety stock, order quantities, lead-times, forecasts) to ensure the company is able to meet customer needs.
  • Provides reports, input, and feedback to management for sourcing, capacity, and material planning.
  • Maintains supplier score-cards and works with the suppliers and buyer/planners to improve metrics.
  • Works with others in the department to ensure secure sources of supply (second sources and balanced supplier workloads based on metrics performance).
  • Independently works with cell leader(s) to ensure that production schedules are planned in order to achieve customer requirements and operational metrics.
  • On a timely basis, review Materials Requirements Planning output and release purchase and work orders accordingly.
  • Work with suppliers to expedite orders to ensure on time delivery.
  • Track suppliers to ensure lead-time and on-time delivery goals are met or exceeded.
  • Prepare quote packages from suppliers and negotiate pricing agreements and supplier contracts. Recommends and implements cost saving opportunities.
  • Develop strong vendor relations to achieve the best price and delivery. 
  • Identify and qualify new suppliers when necessary.
  • Ensure non-conforming material returns (NCMR) communication and returns are coordinated to support the quality organization.  Work to reduce NCMR's.
  • Analyze inventory levels and adjust planning variables and open orders to meet or exceed inventory turns goals.
  • Develop procurement strategies for new product releases.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply and Logistics or related field plus 5 more years planning and purchasing in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • APICS certification highly preferred.
  • Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office, (proficient with Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Ability to manage complex projects, tasks, and small work teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to read and speak English sufficiently to read, understand and complete all paperwork.


Acumed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acumed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying to Acumed and need special assistance or accommodation, please contact us at

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