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Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Develops production schedules which focus on optimizing raw material costs, purchased components costs, on-time delivery of Shop Orders, finished goods inventory levels, and supplier performance, etc. This effort is coordinated with other supporting departments.
Conducts daily reviews of production schedule making appropriate adjustments to optimize production and customer service
Interacts with customer service and sales representatives as necessary to evaluate the ability to expedite production in order to meet customer requests
Analyzes the requirements of raw materials and components, including specifications, preferred supplier, and date material is needed to support the production schedule
Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested material or services
Maintains effective and proper relations with suppliers and their representatives
Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements
Assists team members or management on selecting the appropriate supplier to be used based upon value-cost analysis for material or services
Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the material or services balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs
Assures that the material is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company
Maintains timely control of purchase orders, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records
Additionally, provide back-up support for the Materials Manager when required
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree with 1 to 2 years of buyer/planner experience in a manufacturing environment or High School diploma with 5 to 6 years of buyer/planner experience in a manufacturing environment.
Proficient in use of typical desktop hardware and software (i.e. Dell/Compaq, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Demonstrated advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills capable of meeting the productivity requirements of the position
Proficiency working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
Ability to read and interpret documents such as, work instructions, procedures
Experience working in a Lean production system
Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence. Must also have the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
Good analytical skills. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to apply and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
Preferred Skills and Abilities
APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and understand the application of geometric tolerances
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment where the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and where the by-products of machining of metal components and plastic injected parts exists (i.e. coolants, plastic dust, noise up to 80 db, etc.). The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. On occasion employee may need to reposition or lift parts of molds. Also, may assist in lifting or repositioning processing equipment. Must wear protective gloves to handle parts when applicable
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Base Hourly Wage Range for this position is $21.00 to $30.00; shift premium may be available depending on shift associated with the specific job opportunity. Benefits include Medical, Rx, Vision, Dental, and Health Savings Account (HSA), Retirement and Security benefits including 401k and Life Insurance. In addition to Paid Time off and paid Holidays, each employee receives 16 hours paid time each calendar year to perform volunteer services for Nordson-sponsored events. Ample opportunities for giving exist at Nordson including our Matching Gifts Program.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.