Job Title:  Buyer/Planner


Binghamton, NY, US, 13905

Business Unit:  Power & Data Systems
Posting Date:  Nov 6, 2023
Job Description: 

Ametek PDS is looking for a strong Buyer/Planner to join us in Binghamton, NY.  This individual will be responsible for ensuring the continuous supply of assigned components in order to maintain the required production levels at optimum cost, consistent with quality and quantity specifications.  As well, s/he will be responsible for maintaining an inventory of parts, within assigned components, to meet stated goals of inventory while maintaining production schedules.  S/he will develop internal and external supply chain processes for operations and coordinate the arrival of raw materials consistent with stated production plans. 




  • Plan and release orders to production to support the monthly output plan.
  • Works closely with own and other department personnel to determine ongoing planning/purchasing needs as well as production schedule changes.
  • Serves as an interface to sales and new product development teams for related product.
  • Responsible for MRP compliance and resolution of inventory discrepancies.
  • Resolve supply and delivery issues when necessary and work within Materials team to ensure materials are expedited.
  • Plans and purchases materials to ensure production schedules are met and customer deliveries are on time.
  • Manages supplier relationships, procures goods and services, including raw materials, tools, parts and supplies to support production schedules.
  • Analyze material requirements and planning reports to establish an optimal supply of material.
  • Expedite supply when required to ensure on-time shipment and resolve any current or anticipated shortages.
  • Negotiate with suppliers on delivery, quality, costs and packaging, securing both short and long term commitments.
  • Work with suppliers on performance improvement opportunities, ensuring continual supply while adhering to cost/inventory objectives.
  • Take occasional project team roles as necessary.



  • Associates degree with five (5) years experience in Procurement and working in a manufacturing environment.
  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain/Purchasing, Business, Engineering, Accounting or related Fields desired.



  • Tactical, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Able to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Efficiently and effectively perform tasks
  • Self-starter / motivated individual.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical & statistical skills.
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Ability to maintain positive company image and brand.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Efficient organization and time-management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Understanding the use of contracts and supply agreements.


Salary Minimum:  $60,000
Salary Maximum:  $90,000
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton