DC Buyer planner

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

As a Distribution Center Buyer/Planner, your main objective is to optimize inventory levels, facilitate the procurement process, and ensure timely delivery of goods to the distribution center. You will be responsible for managing inventory levels, coordinating with suppliers, and collaborating with various departments within the organization to streamline operations.


Inventory Management:

  • Analyze demand forecasts and historical data to determine optimal inventory levels and reorder points.
  • Monitor stock levels to ensure sufficient inventory is available to meet customer demand while minimizing excess and scrap.
  • Implement inventory control measures, such as cycle counting and stock rotation, to maintain accuracy and prevent discrepancies.


  • Collaborate with suppliers to negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery schedules.
  • Evaluate supplier performance to ensure quality and reliability.
  • Support supply risk management for critical raw materials by providing data on past performances of suppliers impacting delivery to customers and/or inventory levels.

Demand Planning:

  • Work closely with demand planners and sales teams to gather accurate demand forecasts.
  • Analyze market trends, historical data, and sales patterns to optimize inventory planning and replenishment strategies.
  • Adjust procurement plans based on changes in demand or unforeseen events to minimize stockouts and excess inventory.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with various departments, such as logistics, buyer-planners, warehouse, and sales teams, to align inventory needs with operational requirements.
  • Provide input and insights to improve inventory management processes and systems.
  • Coordinate with transportation providers to ensure efficient inbound and outbound logistics.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience of 5+ years in inventory management, procurement, or supply chain planning roles within a distribution or warehouse environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze data, identify trends, and make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to interact with suppliers, internal teams, and stakeholders effectively.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of supply chain best practices and industry trends.

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