Supply Chain Buyer Planner III - Ave Maria, FL.

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 53503 
Title: Supply Chain Buyer Planner III - Ave Maria, FL. 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL.














Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex Manufacturing, located in Ave Maria, FL.  is actively seeking a Supply Chain Buyer Planner III to Purchase goods and Materials coordinate new product launch activities. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.




This is a Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, Salaried position



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews MRP outputs weekly to ensure all required actions are taken – planned orders, expedites, de-expedites, cancels, etc.
  2. Limits backorders of all assigned parts while communicating backorder information to internal departments.
  3. Maintains and reviews Forecast vs. Actual sales for assigned products.
  4. Works closely with Master Scheduler to establish delivery priorities.
  5. Expedites in-plant transfer of materials to meet production schedules.
  6. Coordinates weekly conference calls with key suppliers.
  7. Distributes Engineering Change Requests to each supplier and reviews disposition of existing and in-process products. Coordinates meetings to discuss the necessary action required and the cost associated with these actions.
  8. Discusses defective goods with inspection or quality control personnel, suppliers and others to determine the origin and take corrective action.
  9. Coordinates new product launch activities as assigned by management.
  10. Responsible for remote Purchasing/Planning at off-site locations.
  11. Analyzes slow moving inventory and coordinates meetings with the individual teams to determine disposition.
  12. Able to evaluate suppliers based upon price quality, service support, reliability and selection.
  13. Ensures item costing is fair and reasonable. Works with each supplier to reduce costs while still maintaining quality and deliveries.
  14. Works closely with Manufacturing Engineering and shop floor to improve production efficiency.
  15. Reviews production schedules and determines material required or overdue.
  16. Travels to offsite Suppliers to coordinate project meetings/reviews.
  17. Coordinates on-site supplier visits with internal departments.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • 4 years of relevant experience required. 6 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Direct MRP experience required. SAP experience preferred
  • Purchasing/Manufacturing/Forecasting/Sourcing/International experience strongly preferred
  • Medical Device experience strongly preferred
  • BI/BW or similar software experience preferred
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Industry Certification preferred


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and Vendor Management required. Knowledge of FDA and ISO regulations preferred.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Microsoft Office/Windows.  Excel Macros/Pivot tables/VLookups strongly preferred.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Naples

Job Segment: Medical, Orthopedic, Procurement, Supply Chain, Supply, Healthcare, Operations