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Careers at Pillar5 Pharma

Buyer / Planner

Reporting to the Manager, Purchasing\PPIC, the Buyer/Planner is responsible for all aspects of Customer Forecasts and Orders including Planning, Scheduling, Procurement and on time deliveries. The Buyer/Planner is an integral part of the Materials Team with key responsibilities for contract negotiations for manufactured products, capital, MRO, and services.


  • Through direct contact with select customers manage total supply chain related activities to assure 100% on time inbound and outbound order deliveries and communications.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled Production and Planning meetings, maintains and update Plant Capacity and Schedule.
  • Updates MRP forecast and orders, maintains procurement and planning databases.
  • Analyzes material requirements utilizing an MRP system (SAP application), assure timely economical and efficient component purchases.
  • Responsible for select vendor accounts
  • Negotiates supply agreements; contracts; price adjustments and component changes.
  • Shares in the responsibility for capital, MRO and services purchased.
  • Conducts regular Supplier performance reviews
  • Obtains NAFTA and appropriate certificates from Suppliers and updates on a yearly basis
  • Ensures timely resolution of quality, invoicing, logistics and customs issues
  • Consults with the Quality Assurance and labeling functions and ensures compliance with specifications
  • Liaises with all aspects of Customs Brokerage
  • Supports all plant and department objectives


  • University degree or college diploma with a concentration in business
  • Five years progressive Purchasing and Planning experience
  • Certification in purchasing (CPP) or production/inventory management (i.e. CPIM) preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational and communication skills
  • SAP experience is considered an asset

Application process: Please send your resume using the form below.