Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $81,000 a year
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

We're looking for a Buyer/Planner at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS to be responsible for managing the acquisition of assigned commodities and products. Must drive performance to meet world-class levels in supplier Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service, (QCDS).

In this role, your key essential functions will be:
Responsible for supplier development in the areas of supplier partnering agreements and QCDS
Manage the planning, ordering and delivery of all components, products and services to ensure on-time delivery across all levels of the organization
Closely monitor inventory levels of assigned commodities and products to maximize inventory turns and minimize exposure to obsolescence
Review, analyze, develop and negotiate multiple procurement contracts in support of GARMIN’s master Production Schedule (MPS)
Prepare cost price analysis for various supplier partnering agreements and projects
Review and compile inventory costing records, such as Purchase Price Variance (PPV), scrap and rework costs
Work closely with Engineering, Quality, and Marketing to develop new sources of supply in support of new product development
Knowledge of department processes and procedures, work instructions and training requirements for the Purchasing Department in support of ISO9000/QS9000
Continued improvement to ensure departmental goals and metrics are met
Due to the amount of resources and expense exhausted in training for this position, a minimum of one year from the start of this position will be required before an associate is eligible for a job transfer.


Qualified candidates will possess the following education, experience and skills:

Associates degree in a related Operations field plus three years relevant experience, or Bachelors degree in a related field
Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
Knowledgeable of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process
Must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills to work across functional and organizational lines
Strong knowledge of manufacturing requirements and ability to asses supplier capabilities
Comfortable with the use of computers and other electronic mediums including and understanding of work processing and spreadsheet software
Candidates with the following desirable qualifications are preferred:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, Operations or Material preferred or equivalent experience
Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
3+ years experience in a electronics manufacturing or repair purchasing
Our benefits, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life, keep us competitive and allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future. We offer a choice of healthcare plans—with low or no premiums—which consistently rank in the 90th percentile when compared to other high-tech employers, plus dental and vision plans for you and your family. In addition, our financial benefits rate 82% above the median for technology companies comparable in size. Our 401K retirement plan provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.