Location: Arcade, NY


The Buyer Planner is responsible for managing the procurement and inventory planning processes to ensure the timely and cost-effective availability of materials, components, and supplies. This role analyzes demand forecasts, monitors inventory levels, and collaborates with suppliers to optimize purchasing and replenishment strategies. The Buyer Planner plays a crucial role in maintaining operational efficiency and supporting production or service delivery goals.

Primary Duties

  • Analyze sales forecasts, historical usage data, and other demand signals to develop accurate, data-driven inventory plans
  • Collaborate with production, operations, and sales teams to understand current and future material requirements
  • Monitor inventory levels, identify stock-outs or excess inventory, and implement mitigation strategies
  • Research, evaluate, and select suppliers based on factors such as price, quality, delivery, and reliability
  • Negotiate contract terms, manage vendor relationships, and resolve supply chain issues
  • Plan and execute purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of materials and minimize inventory carrying costs
  • Maintain detailed records of procurement activities, inventory levels, and supplier performance
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes, improve supplier reliability, and reduce material costs
  • Provide regular reports and recommendations to management on inventory and purchasing KPIs


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in a buyer, planner, or supply chain analyst role
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make informed decisions
  • Proficient in using ERP systems, inventory management software, and data analysis tools
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Understanding of procurement best practices, supply chain dynamics, and inventory management principles
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, Just-in-Time (JIT) systems, and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Certification in supply chain management, such as APICS CPIM or CPSM, is preferred

Full-time, day shift


Salary Range

  • $75K-$85K

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.