Buyer Planner II - Suture Commercial Operations

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Naples, FL, US, 34108

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59335 
Title: Buyer Planner II - Suture Commercial Operations 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Naples, FL





Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex is actively searching for a Buyer Planner II to support our Suture Commercial Operations division. The selected professional will be responsible for: Purchasing goods, materials and coordination of non-critical new product launch activities. Join our talented team and help us stay focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


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. Attends weekly conference calls with key suppliers.

5. Distributes Engineering Change Requests to each supplier and reviews disposition of existing and in-process products. Attends meetings to discuss the necessary action required and the cost associated with these actions.

6. Discusses defective goods with inspection or quality control personnel, suppliers and others to determine the origin and take corrective action.

7. Coordinates non-critical new product launch activities as assigned by management.

8. Responsible for remote Purchasing/Planning at off-site locations.

9. Analyzes slow moving inventory and attends meetings with the individual teams to determine disposition.

10. Ensures item costing is fair and reasonable. Works with each supplier to reduce costs while still maintaining quality and deliveries.

11. Responsible for all PO receipts of non-inventoried goods, invoice approval, MRO and credit card purchases.


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

· Bachelor's Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred

· 2 years of relevant experience required. 4 years of relevant experience preferred

· Purchasing/Manufacturing/Forecasting/Sourcing/International experience preferred

· Medical Device experience preferred

· SAP experience preferred

· BI/BW or similar software experience preferred


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

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

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

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


Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



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: Supply Chain, Medical Device, Operations Manager, QC, Buyer, Operations, Healthcare, Quality