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Buyer/Planner II - NPD


Sheboygan, WI

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual for the position of Buyer/Planner II - NPD. This person is responsible for the sourcing of purchased items related to new product development projects in accordance with project budgets and timelines


  • Manages the sourcing to include:
    • Ordering and tracking of Engineering samples
    • Quotes all new products and maintains quote master lists by project
    • Pursues quotes from multiple sources on high $ items
    • Ensures preferred suppliers are involved in the design and quote processes
  • Provides early notification to commodity management and supplier quality that a new source is engaged
  • Analyzes supplier quotes for conformance to requirements and pricing models. 
  • Works with commodity management to ensure that product is sourced to appropriate suppliers and to identify new or alternate sources.
  • Coordinates with Plant Purchasing on order quantities and inventory turn strategy to establish initial purchased cost
  • Fully establishes all necessary data points in JDE to allow transition to Plant Purchasing for seamless execution in production
  • Attends all NPD team meetings
  • Works in collaboration with Supplier Quality to ensure that PPAP’s are submitted on all new products


  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience:  Minimum of 2 -3 yrs in Procurement from a manufacturing environment


  • Must work well with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • Collaborative as opposed to prescriptive in dealing with issues
  • Highly analytical – must be able to synthesize data and establish clear direction

Company Culture Requirements

  • Treat all people with Respect - People matter. Understand your audience and your impact. We are better when people are heard and valued for their unique perspective.
  • Take Ownership - People are counting on you. Act with integrity and follow through on commitments.
  • Empower Action - We succeed when we work together. Our differences make us stronger and create better outcomes. People and teams are empowered to make decisions and take action.
  • Commitment to Stakeholders - We are committed to knowing and exceeding the expectations of our customers, employees, ownership and communities.
  • Life Beyond Work - People need balance.  Embrace opportunities to pursue your passions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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