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Buyer / Planner
Posted on 11/19/2022
Wyomissing, PA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
SAP Products
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +8 yrs.; Assoc.+4 yrs.)
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • Work hours: Monday - Friday (exempt)
  • Travel Requirements: Minimal, between both Sinking Spring locations
  • Relocation assistance: No
  • Sponsorship available: No
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain experience
  • MS Excel experience
  • SAP experience
  • Join Alcon's mission to provide outstanding, innovative products and solutions to improve sight, improve lives, and grow your career!
  • Alcon provides robust benefits package including health, life, retirement, flexible time off, and much more!
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate the efficient movement of material from receiving, to warehouse, and ultimately into manufacturing
  • Plan materials to meet production plans and any reasonable changes in market demand
  • Develops raw material requirements in optimum quantities and timing that adhere to engineering and quality specifications
  • Use MRP, available tools, and systems to determine material requirement availability that meets component inventory targets and on time production
  • With guidance from Sr. Buyer/Planner and/or Supervisor, Supply Chain, negotiate lead times with suppliers and handle suppliers' schedules accordingly
  • With guidance from Sr. Buyer/Planner, and/or Supervisor, Supply Chain, ensure forecasted material usage volumes are communicated with suppliers to secure adequate supplier capacity
  • Analyze data from multiple tools to assess potential raw material issues and prevent any production impact or interruptions
  • Timely disposition of defective or otherwise unusable materials (once disposition direction is agreed and approved)
  • Maintain accuracy of owned system data to ensure customer service and inventory costs are not impacted by data integrity problems
  • Keeps Supervisor, Supply Chain and broader organization proactively informed of situations that have the potential to result in customer back-orders, interruption of production or any significant exposure to increased inventory or obsolescence
  • Provides timely feedback and responses to “customers” consisting of proven information

10,001+ employees

Eye care manufacturing & development
Company Overview
Alcon’s mission is to provide innovative products that enhance the quality of life by helping people see better. The company is committed to innovating eye care products through their research and technology development of surgical and vision devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs of patients.
  • Medical, dental, & vision coverage
  • HSA Medical Plan
  • PTO
  • Paid Parental leave
  • 401k
  • Retirement Plan Company Contribution
  • Low payroll deductions
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Annual Bonus
  • Free Family Contact Lens Program
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays
Company Core Values
  • Performance - We deliver results
  • Quality - We deliver our best in all we do
  • Integrity - We do the right things in the right way
  • Innovation - We create, enhance, and transform
  • Courage - We take a stand and speak up
  • Collaboration - We succeed together