Buyer/Planner in Kernersville, NC at Texwipe

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Texwipe is a worldwide leader in contamination control products and process materials for aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, food processing, data storage, medical device, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, telecommunications and other industries requiring critical manufacturing environments.


Our products are purchased by the world’s foremost pharmaceutical, medical device, compounding pharmacies, biologics, food processing, semiconductor and electronics, aerospace, industrial and print companies.


Headquartered in Kernersville, North Carolina, the company supports global customers with sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Manufacturing centers located in North Carolina, the Philippines, and China provide the highest levels of quality and manufacturing technology.


There is currently an opportunity for a Buyer/Planner, reporting to the Materials Manager. This position will be based out of the Kernersville headquarters.

Job Responsibilities

  • Source and negotiate price and terms of purchase with suppliers for new marketing projects/cost  improvement projects. Create purchase orders with raw material suppliers and contract manufactures based upon customer demand and sales forecast requirements.     
  • Develop weekly production schedule with required work orders for internal manufacture as required.  
  • Coordinate delivery of materials to coincide with production schedule and customer requirements in support of on time order shipment and corporate inventory levels.
  • Communicate with suppliers, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Service regarding issues that affect the supply chain and service levels, both internal and external.        
  • Participate in process simplification through elimination/minimization of non-value added activities in the procurement/planning process.        
  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve issues with material and capacity availability.
  • Update and maintain MRP and purchasing date, including purchase price, planning lead-time, lot size, safety stock, etc.
  • Issue work orders in support of production schedules.

Job Requirements

  •       BS degree preferred or equivalent training/experience and a minimum of 5 years purchasing/planning  experience in a manufacturing environment.
  •           Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) experience required.
  •           Knowledge of master scheduling and purchasing techniques required.       
  •      Strong communication skills; both verbal and written.
  •           Must be a self starter, motivated, reliable and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  •          Computer skills (Word, Excel, data applications.
  •          Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Qualified candidates may send their resume to

Texwipe is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration    for employment without regards to sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need an accommodation to apply for this position, due to a disability, please contact,


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