Buyer Planner

  • Location
    Acton, Massachusetts
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary
    $ 25 - $ 33 / Hour
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

Adecco is searching for a local Buyer Planner for a local publishing client that is highly regarded located in Acton, MA  01720.   This opportunity has an 6-month contract.  Please apply is you meet the qualifications below!

Job Location:                          Acton, MA  01720

Relocation:                             No relocation assistance is available

Location                                  ONSITE only

Length of W-2 position:        6+ Months contract with possible extension based on need

Pay rate:                                  25.00 – 33.00 based on experience

Experience Level:                   non- manager

Position Type:                         W-2 Only; no corp-corp or third party please



• Conduct analysis of MRP output and procure assigned commodity or material by processing

requisitions and placing purchase orders

• Utilize demand analysis concepts to recommend forecast inputs driving MRP recommendations.

• Participate as the purchasing representative on (NPD) new product development teams.

• Manage assigned commodities including supermarket management of inventory.

• Create, review and/or edit Purchasing procedures as required.

• Ability to represent Purchasing on the ECO and NCMR teams

• Interact with Manufacturing Engineering and suppliers to resolve issues

• Interact with internal customers and external suppliers focused for on-time delivery, quality and cost


• Maintain department records in compliance with established quality requirements.

• Identify, communicate and implement cost reduction opportunities

• Manage suppliers to ensure quality, on-time delivery, cost and responsiveness.

• Proactive supplier management to identify and mitigate supplier risks

• Transact non-conforming material returns and supplier notifications

• Manage the shortage report and interact with suppliers to expedite delivery

• Proactively resolve receiving and accounting issues

• Maintain supplier scorecards

• Conduct min-max analysis to maximize effectiveness and material flow

• Manage or participate in cross functional productivity teams



  • Ability to work independently in a diverse fast paced environment
  • 4 year degree preferred or equivalent purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment,
  • APICs certification a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with MRP or Net Requirements Plan and automated ERP systems required,
  • Experience with ACCPAC Pro a plus
  • Experience working in an FDA or ISO environment preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skill using Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication and people skills required to represent the purchasing function to internal and external customers
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Demonstrated experience with managing and implementing cost reduction programs

How to Apply: Click on “Apply Now” to be considered for this position or any other opportunities with Adecco.


IMPORTANT: This position is being recruited for by Adecco’s National Recruitment Center, not your local Adecco Branch Office. To be considered for this position, you must use the “apply now” button to submit your resume. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position listed above. For other opportunities available at Adecco go to


IF you have any questions regarding the position or process, please contact the recruiter, or PH:  631-844-7037.


Adecco Group offers Consultant benefits including 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans.  Adecco Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants required pass a Criminal Background and Drug screen prior to employment.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


The Adecco Group is a global leader in HR services.  Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world.  We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career.  Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. 



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