Supply Chain Buyer Planner III (OrthoBiologics and Veterinary Systems)

Date: May 23, 2022

Location: Naples, FL, US, 34108

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 50894 
Title: Buyer Planner III (OrthoBiologics and Veterinary Systems) 
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. Arthrex is actively searching for a Supply Chain Buyer Planner III to manage and lead our purchasing initiatives with regards to our OrthoBiologics and Vet Systems product portfolio.  The successful candidate will build relationships with key internal departments and suppliers to help drive new product launch activities and manage existing product portfolios. Excellent interpersonal, technical, negotiation and project management skills along with four years or more of related purchasing experience and a bachelor’s degree are essential for this position.  Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective:

Purchases goods, materials and coordinates new product launch activities.


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.


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 Supply Chain is preferred.
  • 4 years of relevant experience required.
  • 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.






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, Orthopedic, Supply, Supply Planner, Project Manager, Operations, Healthcare, Technology