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Buyer/Planner at Garmin International

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Olathe, Kansas

Job Description:


We are seeking a full-time Buyer/Planner in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the acquisition of assigned commodities and products.

Essential Functions

  • Drive performance to meet world-class levels in supplier Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service (QCDS)

  • Responsible for supplier development in the areas of supplier partnering agreements and QCDS

  • Manage the planning, ordering and delivery of all components, products and services to ensure on-time delivery across all levels of the organization

  • Closely monitor inventory levels of assigned commodities and products to maximize inventory turns and minimize exposure to obsolescence

  • Review, analyze, develop and negotiate multiple procurement contracts in support of Garmin's Master Production Schedule (MPS)

  • Prepare cost price analysis for various supplier partnering agreements and projects

  • Review and compile inventory costing records, such as Purchase Price Variance (PPV), scrap and rework costs

  • Work closely with Engineering, Quality, and Marketing to develop new sources of supply in support of new product development

  • Knowledge of department processes and procedures, work instructions and training requirements for the Purchasing Department in support of ISO9000/QS9000

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in a related field AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR Bachelor's Degree in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, negotiating, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines with uncompromising ethics

  • Must be a motivated self-starter with a demonstrated proven track record in the ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to effectively meet deadlines

  • Must possess demonstrated knowledgeable of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process

  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing requirements and ability to asses supplier capabilities

  • Demonstrated proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations or Material or equivalent experience

  • Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

  • Previous experience in a electronics manufacturing or repair purchasing

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.

This position is eligible for Garmin's benefit program. Details can be found here: Garmin Benefits

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