SC Buyer Planner III - ACT

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

 Requisition ID:          57563
Title: SC Buyer Planner III - ACT
Division: Arthrex California Inc. (US03)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary Range:
Salary Minimum: $86,250.00
Salary Maximum $132,250.00








Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics.  The Supply Chain Buyer Planner purchases goods, materials and coordinates non-critical new product launch activities. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews MRP outputs weekly to ensure all required actions are taken – planned orders, expedites, de-expedites, cancels, etc.
  • Limits backorders of all assigned parts while communicating backorder information to internal departments.
  • Maintains and reviews Forecast vs. Actual sales for assigned products.
  • Attends weekly conference calls with key suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Discusses defective goods with inspection or quality control personnel, suppliers and others to determine the origin and take corrective action.
  • Coordinates non-critical new product launch activities as assigned by management.
  • Responsible for remote Purchasing/Planning at off-site locations.
  • Analyzes slow moving inventory and attends meetings with the individual teams to determine disposition.
  • Ensures item costing is fair and reasonable. Works with each supplier to reduce costs while still maintaining quality and deliveries.
  • Responsible for all PO receipts of non-inventoried goods, invoice approval, MRO and credit card purchases.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 4 years of relevant experience or a High School Diploma and 8 years of relevant experience required
  • 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/VLOOKUP’s preferred




About Arthrex


Arthrex Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and sports medicine and innovates more than 1,000 new products and procedures every year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.


Our core value is Making People Better. As a leading health care technology innovator, we are committed to making people’s lives better. The contributions we make to science and medicine have the potential to get a star athlete back in the game or improve the quality of someone’s life. It’s truly meaningful work.


Making People Better also signifies our corporate social responsibility and commitment to employees and communities. We make employees’ lives better through job security, educational and professional growth opportunities, unique benefits and amenities, and modern facilities that promote a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of collaboration, mutual respect and camaraderie. We also make important economic and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve.


As a certified Great Place to Work® and one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Manufacturing and Production, Arthrex is proud of its award-winning, family business culture. With more than 6,000 employees around the world, we are growing and looking for candidates who champion our Arthrex Proud values of Innovation, Integrity, Dedication, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit.


We invite you to explore our numerous exceptional benefits at or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.




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 Lunch
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 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: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

Job Segment: Logistics, CSR, Medical Device, Supply Chain, Sports Medicine, Operations, Management, Healthcare