EFE is open, as an essential business that provides manufacturing support to critical instruments serving medical, the federal government and military needs, we are keeping our manufacturing operations running. We are taking all necessary precautions to minimize risk to our employees, clients, partners, and community, all while continuing to maintain excellent service and the highest quality manufactured goods for these critical devices.

Buyer/Planner

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work closely with Production Planners, Product Management and Production Supervisors to understand current business need and production status.
  • Derive demands for assigned materials based on the master production schedule, current inventory positions and outstanding purchase orders, and generates a procurement plan optimized for schedule, cost and inventory position.
  • Release Purchase Orders to Suppliers based on derived demands, purchasing criteria and management input.
  • Recommend material or procurement strategies that benefit the company in cost, schedule or quality.
  • Ensure timely and accurate transactions of all material receipts on an MRP/ERP II or equivalent system.
  • Manifest understanding and commitment to the strategic vision
  • Support the EFE material planning & buying needs, quoting and sourcing new suppliers
  • Improve utilization of Visual MFG (ERP)
  • Improve inventory turns in coordination with objectives established on an annual basis
  • Work to establish solid metrics in support of Class A Operations (Operational Excellence)
  • Ability to analyze and resolve schedule problems with associated suppliers, production planners, management or other.
  • Proactively communicate and negotiate with vendors to maintain supply chain continuity.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct supervision. May be assigned “lead person” responsibilities for other buyer / planners, including task assignments.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 4-year college degree in business, engineering or management, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2 years’ experience in an MRP/ERP II, Kanban, or equivalent purchasing environment.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, inventory management practices.
  • Must be fluent in a Microsoft Office.
  • Kanban training and experience are highly desired.
  • ISO-9000, Six-Sigma or similar program is a plus.
  • Experience in a technical production environment is highly desirable.
  • Visual Enterprise knowledge is a plus

The company’s mission is to provide quality electronic contract manufacturing services to the industrial marketplace and has achieved AS9100D certification. The company services customers in a range of industries, including automotive components, avionic devices, medical systems, optical systems, semiconductor manufacturing and more.

EFE operates out of a newly renovated 35,000 square foot facility located in Perkasie, PA. Employees are offered a competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, a 401K plan and paid time off.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please e-mail your current resume with cover letter and salary requirements to mshire@efelabs.com