Buyer/Planner Site Specialist

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Buyer/Planner Site Specialist in Clearwater, FL.

  • Opportunity for contract-to-hire based on worker performance, worker attendance and dependability and client business needs
  • The Supply Specialist has site responsibility for a variety of purchased parts and is a recognized expert in overcoming near term obstacles that ensure adequate supply of purchased materials for the Integrated Supply Chain organization for a major customer location in Clearwater Florida. The Supply Specialist will attend and take actions from various site meetings such as tiered-accountability meetings. The Supply Specialist is responsible to coordinate with buyers to resolve all emergency site part shortages. The Supply Specialist is the link between Global Procurement and site Operations. The Supply Specialist will coordinate with Global Planning, Procurement, Sourcing, Operations, and other functions to permanently resolve chronic part issues.
Primary Responsibilities:

Part Shortage resolution
  • Coordinate to ensure that potential part supply problems are identified and resolved.
  • Coordinate resolution of receiving discrepancy issues
  • Coordinate resolution of supplier paperwork & certs issues
  • Provide site with daily status on part shortage issues/resolutions
  • Provide data and analysis for poorly performing parts / suppliers and act as supporting role in defining the solution
  • Provide site escalation for Engineering Change Order (ECO) Requests
  • Escalate Customer-specific On-Time-To-Request (OTTR) miss issues
Risk Management:
  • Manage indirect material issues in emergencies
  • Manage Line down issues for Production
  • Manage site-based supplier recovery
  • Place and manage PO's for emergency and gap buys
  • Issue Return-To-Vendor (RTV) / Rework order PO's, both Inter-divisional and Supplier
  • Work with Global Procurement and scheduling organizations to ensure delivery commitments are met.
  • Work with procurement expeditors, schedulers, and Global Planning to overcome near term part constraints
  • Support the continued progression of Lean Operating System
  • Mentor and help to lead the Site Supply Specialist team
  • Completes work without supervision
  • Expert on policies and procedures within Materials Management

Required Skills    
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong computer skills, with an emphasis on MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong decision making, problem solving, and organization skills
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead changes and establish operational metrics and key indicators for process control, communication, and performance management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross functional team within a factory environment.
Required Education    
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline with 3 years of Integrated Supply Chain experience. In lieu of degree may consider a minimum of 7 years’ experience in Integrated Supply Chain
Desired Skills    
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred
  • Previous experience as a Buyer or Planner in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Some experience in understanding the procurement process, terms and conditions, negotiation, RFQ, and government contract procurement requirements
  • Strong knowledge of ERP/MRP systems, SAP experience is a plus.

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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PDS Tech, Inc.
Full time
Clearwater, FL 33764, US