Job ID R-412443 Date posted 09/30/2021 Apply


Job Description Summary

Buyer/Planner (B/P) is responsible to set production schedules accordingly to customer requirements related to product volume/mix and manufacturing capacity. B/P is responsible for ordering raw materials required to meet production requirements keeping raw materials inventory at the right levels. The B/P sets production line schedule and provides production work orders to support that schedule.

Job Description


BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. 


  • Work closely with Sr Manufacturing Manager, Operations Leads and Engineering to set monthly production schedules.

  • Meets regularly with Supply Chain Management to review changing demand and schedule adjustments resulting from the unexpected (i.e. delayed raw material delivery). 

  • Must understand financial implication of any schedule changes.

  • Reviews month to date schedule performance to “Make” plan and to “Ship” plan.

  • Participates and facilitate weekly schedule compliance meetings.

  • Works with Project Leads and Engineers to buy required materials and make schedule adjustments to provide machine time.

  • Actively collaborate with leadership including Plant Manager, Production managers and Engineering leads to ensure budget plans are aligned to the right production volumes based on customer demand and manufacturing capacity.

  • Maintains working business relationships with vendor sales and service representatives.

  • Strives to meet or exceed raw material inventory targets in dollars and turns.

  • Supports all plant safety, quality, delivery, and cost goals.

  • Subject matter specialist in material master data including: MM updates, Manufacturing data maintenance and creation, Manufacturing BoM doc linkage, Purchase parts BoM creation, Purchase parts BoM doc linkage.

Education and experience required:

  • BA/BS Degree in applicable field is preferred.

  • 3-5 years of experience required, 7 - 10 years of experience preferred.


A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day. 

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates. 


Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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