Holland Applied Technologies is an industry leader in sanitary process equipment. We design and build everything from components to modular process systems for the food, beverage, and biopharmaceutical industries. We are currently hiring for an experienced Buyer / Planner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Place POs, release work orders and issue supplier acknowledgements
  • Collaborate with suppliers to verify lead times, routes and deliveries of materials
  • Work with production personnel to develop detailed production schedules that will optimize both customer service and production operations. Work with all groups to minimize the impact of any unanticipated deviations.
  • Track and monitor all material from receipt to shipment of finished goods
  • Work with shop leadership to execute the production plan
  • Responsible for all manufacturing and supplier paperwork
  • Measure cycle time, on time delivery and downtime; Record failure modes and create countermeasures to improve metrics
  • Review all available reports for shortages and take appropriate action to expedite or disposition material
  • Resolve non-conforming product, invoicing, and other issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of products and timely payment to suppliers
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other procurement-related tasks as needed (cycle counting, inventory adjustments, new supplier identification)
  • Special projects and other accounting-related duties as requested


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of 1 years purchasing experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and computer skills. Able to use Excel as an analytical tool to analyze data, communicate results, and actions. Versed in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to cross-train
  • Must be able to work company’s periodic required overtime
  • Due to the hectic nature of the position, you must be able to handle constant changes due to recurring scheduling changes and the ramifications that come from production problems affecting shipments


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Management, Business, or associate major preferred- but willing to accept high school diploma with 2 years of relevant experience

Physical Requirements:

  • On feet >70% of day
  • Lifting – 10-50lbs

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