Caledonia, MI 49316, USA Req #302
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
We love what we do! At Aspen Surgical we live our values of Respect, Transparency, Speed, Empowerment, Passion and Fun every day. This caring dedication creates and builds exceptional products that drive the industry standard making a real and lasting impact on people’s lives around the world. We strive to be the best, while providing the tools, resources, and support needed to set our team members up for success. Do you want to be appreciated for your hard work? Be a member of a dynamic, fast-growing organization? View your job as a joy rather than a burden? Then we have a position for you!

Aspen Surgical offers competitive benefits on Day One including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and 401K with company match as well as annual merit increases and discretionary annual bonus potential.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: Buyer planners determine what goods their organizations need for use or resale, and then buy those products. Initially, they must evaluate potential suppliers based on their product quality, cost, delivery times and customer service.



  • Develops and manages production schedules for a production cell 
  • Assesses and establishes capacities of work cells through continuous review of set up times, routings and run-rates of production machinery
  • Meet inventory goals while achieving finished goods service levels to customers
  • Ensures production schedules are in sync with purchased materials and schedules work cells to streamline and optimize Aspen’s total supply chain costs
  • Negotiates with suppliers for materials and services by achieving the lowest total cost
  • Selects, evaluates and develops new sources supply
  • Manages the Approved Supplier List
  • Responsible for managing supplier delivery and quality performance
  • Establishes account/credit and terms
  • Places purchase orders and expedites materials as required to support production schedules
  • Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with US laws
  • Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • 3-5 Years Purchasing and/or Production Planning experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • ERP software experience particularly, an in-depth knowledge of MRP preferred
  • Familiarity with total cost analysis concepts
  • Proficient in developing and providing detailed forecasts of demand requirements to suppliers based on historical sales data
  • Excellent understanding of statistical concepts used to formulate safety stock quantities to meet customer service levels
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining a Lean Material Flow manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of accomplishments in supply chain management
  • Detailed and analytically oriented
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with ERP forecasting software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including, word, excel and Outlook
  • Certification in APICS or ISM a plus



NOTE:  The inability to perform any of the following physical requirements does not preclude an applicant from consideration unless, following an individualized analysis, it is determined that the physical requirement is an essential job function and the applicant is unable to perform such function with or without reasonable accommodation


Please refer to the Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

At Aspen Surgical, we strive to build a diverse work force through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences that each individual has to offer. This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Aspen Surgical Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity Employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Caledonia, MI 49316, USA