Fujitsu Buyer Planner 1/11 in Richardson, Texas

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Buyer Planner Job Description: Buyer Planner I or II

Responsible for purchasing raw materials for Manufacturing, negotiate pricing, quantity, and delivery commitments with suppliers. Includes resolving discrepancies between actual receipts, purchase orders, and invoices as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining adequate supply of materials by ordering, expediting and communicating changes to the supply chain as defined by SAP MRP system and/or Planning. Communicates shortages to production planning and management.

  • Managing material supply and the supply chain: Identifying changes in requirements, rescheduling and/or cancellation of existing Purchase Orders, tracking supplier performance and implementing corrective action as needed. Reducing risk of supply by evaluating new and existing suppliers, regular monitoring of supplier performance, supplier financial viability, Business Continuity Plans, Product Change Notifications, End of Life notifications. Buyer/Planner is responsible for providing regular supplier evaluation reports (SER) & monthly report cards to key suppliers.

  • Assuring data integrity of all purchased material data elements in Material Master within the scope of the Purchasing Department; including Vendor/Part data, PO delivery dates, accurate costs, procurement lead times, lot sizes, payment terms etc.

  • Reducing costs by managing cost reduction activities with suppliers and internal organizations (ex: FJ Procurement & Engineering). Negotiating, analyzing supplier quotes, and strategizing commodity purchases.

  • Improving inventory turns (reducing inventory levels) by scheduling optimal material deliveries, minimizing SMI/Obsolete inventory, implementing Consignment, Kanban, VMI and lead time reduction programs with suppliers.

  • Projects include developing and improving fulfillment efficiency with suppliers and other internal departments. Projects/Process improvements include EDI, negotiating & improving contract terms, supporting CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility/Green Procurement Activities, Rack and Cabinet Integration (RCI) and Services process improvements.

  • Resolves issues with supplier and internal organizations. (Quality, Receiving, Import/Export, Accounting, Eng. etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree, related to Business, Supply Chain, or Economics.

  • 0-3 years' purchasing experience working with and managing suppliers/vendors. (raw materials or electronic components a plus)

  • Knowledge or experience working with high level MRP system and planners to analyze and revise MPS to reflect changes to domestic purchase orders.

  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers, contract terms, and cost savings for different projects/commodities as assigned.

  • Excellent communication skills, (written, verbal, presentation).

  • Strong attention to details, highly organized, proficient in Microsoft Office, Strong Excel Skills. (SAP knowledge a plus.)

  • Ability to work well and multi task in a fast-paced professional office environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.