Global Buyer Planner (HID2347)

Austin, TX North AmericaUSAustin, TX
HID Global
Job Type: 
Functional Area: 
Supply Chain
Job Level: 
Mid-Senior Level

Become a Global Buyer Planner in an Innovative High-Tech Security Company

Job ID: HID2347

#Securing your Future!

We are a growing multinational technical security company based in Austin, TX that offers its employees a fun work environment, flexibility, and career opportunity.

This role is responsible for will include coordinating direct materials for SKU’s supplied globally from one central distribution center, master-data initial item set-up, transitioning items from global to regional fulfillment, supply, inventory, network capacity, and service level balancing and coordination. 

This role is responsible for coordination of purchasing, materials requirements planning, supplier relationship management, product life cycle and service design, among other activities. 

What you will be doing

  • Works extensively with an MRP system and other tools to plan and procure material to support production.
  • Analyzes the requirements of finished goods, prioritizes shipments from supplier(s), and dates materials are needed.
  • Coordinates most all activities related to the procurement of FG materials, beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Maintains proper inventory levels on assigned products based on forecast or actual demand requirements.
  • Maintains master data for assigned SKU’s until regional buyer assumes responsibility
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company regulations.
  • Perform cost analysis as required to determine shipping mode (truck, ocean, air).
  • Assures that materials or subassemblies are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price.
  • Maintains accurate control of purchase orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other related documents.
  • Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute materials in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Assists in reconciling purchase and accounts payable variances with Finance and Accounts Payable personnel.
  • Reviews orders for completeness, accuracy and compliance with existing policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Proactively monitor leading indicators for potential disruptions to fulfillment operations and work to resolve in a timely manner
  • Communicating risks and concerns to allow for recovery planning, identifying OFI’s and implementing remedial actions as appropriate.
  • Support the department in establishing, reviewing documenting, and implementing or updating processes as needed
  • Maintain KPIs that align to the Operations and Quality scorecard.
  • Utilize and further develop capacity models with production and suppliers to provide a method for making analytically based decisions.
  • Provide input to operations and order management on manufacturing lead-times and associated ATP settings
  • Analyze current orders, historical data, and records to determine the best source and establish replenishment requirements. 
  • Support accurate demand forecasting and purchasing practices to support the operation’s strategic goals of ordering sufficient quantity to meet ongoing customer demand; maintain adequate inventory level or supply of assigned commodities to ensure on-time delivery to our customers. 
  • Resolve problems related to selection of source, price, deliveries, specifications, quality and other terms with suppliers with suppliers and production departments.
  • Support cost reduction activities including cost analysis, VA/VE and resourcing.
  • Work closely with project teams to ensure suppliers understand company requirements and deliverables; report on material readiness to support production demand.

What we are looking for    

  • Strong familiarity with demand planning, purchasing, vendor management and sustainability requirements; working knowledge of supply chain management. 
  • Knowledge and experience with Oracle EBS and Oracle Cloud (Procurement & Planning modules). 
  • 7 years planning / purchasing experience, preferably in an electronics manufacturing environment.
  • Associate degree in Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Flexibility
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Work as part of a global team

HID Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit