You’ll be responsible for efficient and effective management of the handling, storage and flow of materials, equipment, machinery and supplies, while maintaining their integrity and quality.

Sr. Buyer/Planner Job #042-14
Location: Westford

General Responsibilities:
Analyzes output of Materials Requirement Plan (MRP). Purchase goods and services to ensure an adequate supply of material to support the company’s objectives.

Key Results Area        Maximize inventory turns without impacting manufacturing performance or customer satisfaction levels in both the production and service environments.

Education:    Bachelors Degree and /or courses/seminars from P.M.A.B. are desirable.

Experience:    Five years minimum experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to Purchasing and Planning concepts. Purchasing with value-add contractors, contract manufacturers is highly desirable. ERP experience and ability to create and analyze spread sheets is critical.

Personal:    Well organized, Self Motivated and Customer oriented. Professional appearance with skills to communicate with all levels within our organization.
Functional Expertise:  Ability to convey company’s need for price, quality and on time delivery.  Team player who is comfortable working with peers as well as other groups within our organization.

Critical Competencies:  Because of the nature of the position, the individual must be versatile and a self-starter able to work without close supervision, understanding and recognizing a need and taking the required actions. The ability to maintain scheduling parameters, such as lead times, lot sizes, Kan-Ban, and safety stocks. Strong hands on experience with the development, use, and implementation of planning and forecasting systems.


  • Develop and maintain Professional relationships with vendors.
  • Be sensitive to customers requirements both internal and external to CYNOSURE .
  • Expedite parts from vendors, receiving, mfg, inspection and stock room.
  • MRB evaluation and disposition of materials.
  • Exercises prudence and good judgment in securing the best possible value for the funds expended.
  • Maintains a good corporate image by conducting purchasing activities upon a solid foundation of honesty, integrity, and fairness.
  • Executes the MRP plan to ensure a steady flow of material to support manufacturing. Analyzing material requirements; Generate RFQ’s ,developing and implementing procurement strategies; scheduling deliveries; purchase order creation and management
  • Evaluates market conditions and trends especially end of life or obsolecense of critical components.
  • Develops alternate sources if commodity is unavailable or when more economical products might be satisfactory.
  • Evaluates supplier performance on a regular basis. Reviews should include price, product quality, delivery and overall service level.
  • Advise management of competitive situations, alternative supply sources, price increases, trends and supply/demand situations.
  • Work closely with Stockroom, Receiving and shipping departments to understand and appreciate their daily challenges.
  • Comfortable working outside of traditional job descriptions, willing to help out team members in any of our Operations departments as needed.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as decided by supervisor.

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