Somerset, NJ

Posted: 07/08/2019 Job Number: JN -072019-10925

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Buyer/Planner
  • Location: Somerset, NJ
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00 am 5:00 pm
  • Salary: $25.00-$30.00 hour paid weekly with benefits options
  • Employment Type: Contract 12 months with possible extension or conversion
Environment: This client manufactures thousands of pharmaceutical, biologic, consumer health and beauty products utilizing superior and innovative drug delivery technologies to improve their value to patients and consumers. Our customer believes in a Patient First culture putting patients at the center of their work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products. Isn t this the type of company you want to work for?
Job Scope:

The Buyer/Planner is primarily responsible for indirect and direct material procurement, delivery, and confirmation of delivery and release to support the Master Product Schedule.

  • Maintain effectiveness of the Quality System components relevant to this position.
  • Responsible for the supply of all materials to support production at Somerset facility.
  • Identifies issues and resolves problems regarding materials. Supports problem resolution and communication to all affected internal customers (QA, Operations, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Finance).
  • Leads investigations related to material discrepancies and Trackwise events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Generates and issues purchase orders (PO) to Suppliers within JDE in accordance with Approved Suppliers and ensures timely approval of PO s with associated approval chain.
  • Manage lead times and rush expenses with suppliers.
  • Maintains tracker of Order status, PO Status, lead time, and receipt for all goods.
  • Sources new suppliers, vendors, distributors as needed based on input from Formulations and Operations
  • Ensures receipt of all documentation for materials (Specification, Instructions/Manual, COA, MSDS, BSE/TSE, GMO, EI as applicable)
  • Monitors and adjusts open PO s and supplier commitments. Resolves 3-way match issues to ensure timely supplier payment.
  • Acquires quotes for materials as requested and specified by site team members.
  • Collaborate with Global Procurement for high value purchases to ensure CDA, Code of Conduct, and Contract executed as applicable.
  • Supports Capex Processes
  • Performs raw material planning for projects within JDE
  • Maintains inventory levels consistent with site policies and goals. Quarterly adjusts safety stock levels in JDE based on self-analysis of inventory levels
  • Maintains Item Masters, BOMs, routes and other associated supply chain data
  • Supports launch activities as directed for new products.
  • Review excess & obsolete inventory and provides supporting data to seek customer reimbursement for customer owned materials.
  • Monitor inventory levels for raw materials to ensure site meets inventory targets. Adjust purchasing activities to support inventory management objectives.
  • Processes material for destruction upon obsolescence or expiry.
  • Processes materials for shipment including material samples and supports shipment documentation preparation.
  • Provides support the implementation of new/improved processes/procedures and other supply chain projects as needed

Requirements & Skills Needed:
  • Bachelor s Degree in Life Science discipline, Supply Chain, or Business or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in similar role including production planning, inventory control, and purchasing
  • Minimum 2 years in pharmaceutical industry or demonstration of adequate knowledge of controls and requirements in a pharmaceutical environment
  • 1 year s previous experience working with MRP systems
  • APICS Certification a plus
  • Ability to read, understand and act on MRP reports, stock status reports and material variance reports
  • Must possess appropriate communication skills allowing direct interaction with outside suppliers, production operations and management
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain good records and be able to access them rapidly
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Displays a higher degree of independent judgment and analyses to complete the responsibilities of this role


Buyer, Planner, Buying, Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Supply Chain, Scheduling, Procurement, APICS, MRP, JDE, "JD Edwards", cGMP, GMP, FDA, Pharmaceutical
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