Buyer Planner

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: White City, OR, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

At Carestream, we offer a global perspective and a world of opportunities for people who have the desire to make a positive impact. Join our global team of 4,000+ professionals!


Pay range for HNE $47,590 to $76,215 depending on experience.

Position Summary:

The Chemical Supply Planner is responsible for planning raw materials to support the demands of the factory. The planner is the primary communicator of forecasts, purchase requisitions and deliveries. The Chemical Planner will work with various cross functional teams, including demand planners, internal operational work centers, logistics and finance employees.

Position Responsibilities:

1) Schedule chemical supplies to ensure optimal production and inventory levels.

2) Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks.

3) Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory.

4) Develop thorough working knowledge of assigned commodities and associated supplier base.

5) Analyze Goods Receipt / Inventory Receipt report and correct any discrepancies or blocked invoices to resolve issues with suppliers.

6) Develop and improve standard work to enable Buyer Planners to support one another during illness and vacation.

7) Maintain SAP Master Data for your assigned SKU’s

8) Support Purchasing and Supplier Quality Manager with Supplier Performance Report Cards.

Preferred Skills & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, AA degree or equivalent experience in operations, planning, purchasing or finance role.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (databases, VLOOKUP, pivot tables, graphing). Ability to develop and maintain planning models in Excel spreadsheets for material requirements planning, operational capacity and inventory projection for their commodities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office suite (Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Carestream Quality Advocate certified (Lean & Six Sigma) within first 6 months of hire, (This is an on-the-job training class).
  • ERP system experience in a Planning role; SAP preferred.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing techniques and tools and Six Sigma data analysis and improvement plans.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the quote to cash cycle, and strong understanding of planning, purchasing, operations, logistics and finance functions.
  • APICS Certification preferred.

Work Environment:


Physical Requirements:

Standing: 25-50%

Walking: 1-25%

Sitting: 25-50%

Bending: 1-25%

Lifting up to 20 pounds: 1-25%

Lifting 20-35 pounds: 1-25%

Lifting 35-50 pounds: 1-25%

Carrying, Pushing or Pulling: 1-25%

Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Applying for a job with Carestream

All Carestream employees must complete the on-line application process. Carestream is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please click accommodations

Requisition ID: 1921 

Nearest Major Market: Medford