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Senior Buyer/Planner

Company: Garmin International, Inc.
Location: Olathe
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.In operations and facilities, we literally do it all---in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you're ready to work - and have fun, too - come, help us put the pieces together!We need goods - and we need you to get them. We're looking for a full-time Senior Buyer/Planner at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS. You will be responsible for developing and managing the acquisition, execution, and life-cycle of complex products/services. Must drive performance to meet world-class levels in supplier Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service (QCDS) while consistently demonstrating exemplary customer service with suppliers and internal customers. Additionally, understand the various needs, strategies, and objectives of internal customers and provide supply-chain leadership among associates and suppliers. Work closely with Engineering, Quality, and Commodity Teams to develop new sources of supply in support of products. Other essential functions include:* Support other Garmin sites, as requested, in supply development and management of assigned commodities

* Provide excellent customer service by fostering open communication among Garmin teams and associates, act as liaison with suppliers, and develop and manage supplier relationships in support of Garmin's mission statement

* Manage the planning, ordering and delivery of various 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 agreements and projects

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

Due to the amount of resources and expense exhausted in training for this position, a minimum of one year from the start of this position will be required before an associate is eligible for a job transfer.Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university AND 5 years' experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR Associates degree and 7 years' experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:* Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, negotiating and analytical skills

* Must demonstrate a proven track record of the ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment to effectively meet deadlines

* Must be a motivated self-starter

* Must have a demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines with uncompromising ethics

Previous Experience in an electronics or discrete manufacturing environment and a master's degree is highly preferred!Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family's preferences. In addition, Garmin's financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.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.

Keywords: Garmin International, Inc., Olathe , Senior Buyer/Planner, Accounting, Auditing , Olathe, Kansas

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