Buyer/ Planner in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

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    Kenosha, WI
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Job Description

It is an exciting time to join Tecomet! We expect to continue to grow our presence in Kenosha by investing in our most valuable resource, our skilled workforce, and their ability to develop additional products and capabilities. We are looking for dedicated individuals with a committment to excellence and results.  Is making a difference important to you?  Then you may just be the right person for Tecomet!



Responsible for managing, planning, coordinating, and implementing planning and procurement processes.  Manage supply chain from suppliers and internal manufacturing to the customer while meeting lead time, cost, customer satisfaction and inventory metrics.  Responsible for continually evaluating planning and purchasing requirements to ensure accuracy and integrity in meeting established company standards.


  • Verifies and executes purchase requisitions within required lead times to ensure that quantity, cost, inventory, and delivery timetables are accurate and meet company objectives.

  • Establishes and utilizes process for confirming supplier order acknowledgement and follow-up to confirm supplier delivery schedule.

  • Executes Tecomet’s purchase control process to ensure compliance with FDA regulations and customer specifications.

  • Plans supplier related work orders to be released and processed while monitoring capacity availability at suppliers.

  • Analyzes requirements to ensure accuracy and integrity; determines future needs; decides min/max and economic order quantity.

  • Analyzes, evaluates, and controls inventory of finished goods and purchased parts.

  • Reviews assigned commodity and suppliers for opportunities to develop or rationalize supplier list.

  • Expedites goods and/or services throughout the supply chain process.

  • Creates shop orders to procure products required by customer purchase orders.

  • Interacts with Quality Control, Engineering, Production, and Finance, and all other staff as needed.

  • Resolves problems with delivery, supply, invoicing, quality, etc.

  • Maintains the necessary purchasing files and documents.

  • Performs all duties within defined company’s business objectives.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain practices and principles.

  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative in dealing with a variety of duties and responsibilities.

  • Understands basic inspection methods.

  • Possesses knowledge of manufacturing products, processes, and techniques.

  • Effective verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of business math.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Supply Chain and/or Purchasing


    While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


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