Planner/Buyer in Torrance, California at Phenomenex

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: PHE000542

About Us

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. 

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.


The Planner/Buyer position is a key role within the Phenomenex Supply Chain requiring an enthusiastic self-starter with drive to learn and improve existing processes where needed.
This position will focus on the following key areas: supplier on-time delivery, supplier management, inventory management and analysis, and cost reduction, achieving targeted customer service levels

1. Monitor, manage, and track supplier on-time delivery through purchase order execution
2. Maintain inventory to achieve yearly turn rate while improving customer service levels
3. Develop annual inventory plan based on forecast and product sales history while monitoring real-time material consumption taking corrective action when needed
4. Develop and coordinate purchase agreements, generate purchase orders and in-house work orders daily
5. Maintain purchase order status and tracking information, communicating to all internal stakeholders in a professional and timely manner
6. Work cooperatively with other department representatives and vendors to resolve product delivery, inventory, and pricing discrepancies quickly and efficiently
7. Ensure supplier selection, qualification, and evaluation process is maintained per SOP
8. Responsible for maintaining strong supplier relationship to ensure quality standards, target pricing, and on-time delivery of material is consistently achieved
9. Continually improve time management, problem solving, critical thinking, and follow up skills
10. Experience with Microsoft office products to develop spreadsheets and create general reports
11. Assist sales and marketing to create supply schedules for new product launches
12. All other duties assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in business, or supply chain, or equivalent work experience preferred
• Demonstrably versed in MRP, Bills of Material, Customer Sales Support in a fast-paced manufacturing, multiple divisional environment
• Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Buyer/Planner
• Detailed, accurate, analytical, and metric driven
• AX 2012 ERP software experience preferred
• Strong negotiation skills

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.