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3.3 | Cambridge, MA | Hospital & Health Care | 10000+ Employees
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Posted 10 months ago on July 30, 2019

Operational Buyer / Planner, Philips Healthcare, (Plymouth.MN.)

Full-time in Plymouth, MN
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Philips is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area with 10000+ employees. Philips has a 3.3-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,181 ratings from 82 employees. 23 employees have left comments about their experience working for the company on InHerSight.

Job Title

Operational Buyer / Planner, Philips Healthcare, (Plymouth.MN.)

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

  • Calculates the order requirements in terms of supply provision, short/long term flexibility, delivery times, order magnitude, order terms etc.
  • Identifies supply risks and potential root causes
  • Initiates & runs improvement actions, taking into account the processes of own supplier and those of the supplier suppliers. 
  • Problem solving skills in shortages resolutions and take action with suppliers
  • Capable of analyzing supplier/ item profile in order to define proper replenishment process
  • Able to adjust communication style; e.g. demanding versus cooperative.
  • Capable of analyzing supplier/ item profile in order to define proper replenishment process
  • Able to cope stressful situations 
  • Calculates optimal inventory levels
  • Agrees order changes and mitigation actions with suppliers within the agreed boundaries of contract
  • Runs improvement projects
  • Pro-actively propose to improve logistics agreements 
  • Influences optimum price/quality level of the goods and services to purchased from TCO perspective
  • Supports other team members with their improvement activities and provides expert knowledge

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (manufacturing, operations, business, supply chain, engineering)
  • 5+ years’ experience in expanding supply chain roles (buyer/planner, S&OP, demand planning, production scheduling) in a highly regulated, high volume industry (medical devices or pharmaceutical strongly preferred)
  • Strong communication skills, ability to manage both internal and external stakeholders (suppliers)
  • Familiarity or certification in Lean methodologies
  • Proficient with FDA QSR/cGMP and ISO13485 requirements to maintain commitment to environmental and quality regulations

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without to age, color, citizenship, disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.  Philips is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.


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