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Buyer - Material Planner 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1116 | 

Premtec is a Division of New York Air Brake (NYAB), serving the rail industry since 1890 with innovative train control systems. Our facility in Salisbury, North Carolina, is a state-of-the-art, Centre of Excellence for hose manufacturing. NYAB is headquartered in Watertown, New York, with operations in Nixa & Kansas City, Missouri; Irving, Texas; and West Chicago, Illinois. Known for innovation, quality, customer focus, and safety, NYAB continues to grow and offer career opportunities in a people-first environment.


A sustainable future of mobility includes you. Our team is focused on creating solutions that make a better tomorrow possible, not just for our customers, but for our communities and the next generations. Our legacy is responsible innovation that drives growth. Leave a legacy you can be proud of, apply to our team today.



The Buyer - Material Planner keeps procedural alignment with the general procurement guidelines and defined general contract agreements. Executes observation of relevant supplier markets and the respective accredited suppliers. Develops and maintains supplier contacts.  Negotiates general and/or case-related procurement contracts, incl. specifications, volumes, pricing, terms and conditions. May order assigned commodities, semi-products and/or services. Monitors, that quality, quantity and other agreed contract conditions for the goods provided will be met. Interacts with supplier to settle any questionable deliveries, in cooperation with other departments. Proposes measures and action plans to ensure supplier quality, if needed. May include the leadership of a group of Order Management or Procurement Support functions.



Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop and maintain the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) to ensure to meet the S&OP Production Schedule and customer orders (both purchased and manufactured materials).
  • Perform daily system maintenance including, but not limited to, executing placement of Purchase orders, reviewing and executing ZDPO messages, reporting production, scrap transactions, lot sizing and cycle counting of floor stock inventory.
  • Monitor/ Maintain Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Supplier pulls and Internal Kanban programs. Expedite suppliers as needed to insure parts availability.
  • Daily, direct communication with Suppliers for Purchase Order confirmation and delivery status, controlling logistics costs and inventory impact.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain Specialist and Commodity Management Team to improve on time/and flexible deliveries from our suppliers
  • Maintain PP/MM Master Data settings to align with and balance KPI's including, Inventory Turn Rate, Customer Service, and Supplier Delivery goals.
  • Release work orders to the Production Requirements Scheduler to ensure material availability to meet customer deliveries
  • Communicate daily with Quality, Warehousing and Operations Teams on resolution and disposition of non-conforming materials
  • Participate in LDM Tier 1, 2 and 3 shop floor activities associated with Materials Planning, purchasing and warehousing. Support and lead continuous improvement activities in pertinent areas.
  • Execute ECN notifications to the Supply Base and actively manage timely implementation of changes.
  • Collaborate and communicate with Inside Sales Personnel on Sales commitments for purchased materials and expediting to meet customer needs.


Skills and Competencies

  • Has a strong background in Material Requirements Planning.
  • Has strong working knowledge of SAP.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office products.
  • Has working knowledge of lean principles.
  • Able to multitask and manage deadlines.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has proven problem-solving ability.



Required Education and Experience

Associate Degree in Supply Chain, Materials Management, or Related Technical Field

2-5+ Years of Relevant Experience


Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree Preferred

APICS Certification Desired





From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte