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Bruker Nano Inc Buyer & Production Planner in Seattle, Washington

Buyer & Production Planner Job Locations US-WA ID 2024-15764

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1 Job Function Logistics & Supply Chain Overview About Bruker Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker's high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular, and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity, and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology. Today, worldwide more than 8500 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations on all continents. Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems and a strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meet its customers' needs as well as to continue to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today's analytical questions. The role of the Buyer & Production Planner encompasses the planning and execution of procurement activities, including the acquisition of raw materials, components, and finished goods. The Buyer/Planner will also support the internal material flow, including goods receiving, work orders, returns, and spare parts deliveries. This position is a key coordination function in the business and requires close collaboration with suppliers, production, service, order administration, and finance. The individual in this role will be tasked with coordinating customer orders and optimizing material and workflow. Proficiency in SAP is a prerequisite, as it will be utilized for inventory management, logistics, and production scheduling. The Buyer & Production Planner will ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of all orders. Furthermore, the Buyer & Production Planner will oversee production planning. This will require collaboration with the production team to guarantee the availability of materials as needed and the optimization of production schedules. The role also includes the responsibility of ensuring that all production orders are completed punctually and within the allocated budget. Responsibilities Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule. Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of future potential problems. Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation, and material lead times. Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development. Manage the inter-company flow of materials between warehouse locations. Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers. Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned. Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks). Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions