Job Title:  Buyer Planner


Keene, NH, US, 03431

Business Unit:  Precitech/TMC
Posting Date:  Feb 1, 2024
Job Description: 

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work alongside other highly motivated and dedicated individuals for a company that produces some of the most precise and accurate machines in the world?  Our products and services are far reaching and impact the advancement of areas such as consumer electronics and improvements to human eyesight.  The Precitech company culture along with the dedication we have for our customers and team are unparalleled.  Precitech is a leading company looking for highly motivated people to join our team at our Keene, NH location.  Come and be part of a great team! 

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Buyer/Planner to join our precision manufacturing team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for effectively managing the procurement of materials and components while ensuring efficient production scheduling to meet customer demands and optimize inventory levels. This role requires strong analytical skills, excellent communication, and a keen understanding of supply chain management in the precision manufacturing sector. 



Specific Duties


  • Collaborate with suppliers to source high-quality materials, components, and parts required for precision manufacturing processes. Evaluate supplier capabilities, negotiate pricing, terms, and lead times, and maintain relationships to ensure consistent supply.
  • Work with engineering on new product introductions, including early supplier involvement to provide material pricing.
  • Develop new vendor relationships and procurement channels necessary to support business and supply chain objectives. 
  • Analyze inventory levels to ensure an appropriate balance between supply and demand. Utilize inventory management software to track usage, lead times, and forecast requirements. Implement strategies to minimize excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Monitor supplier performance metrics, including on-time delivery, quality, and responsiveness. Address any issues and collaborate with suppliers to drive continuous improvement.
  • Identify potential supply chain risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate disruptions. Stay informed about industry trends, geopolitical factors, and market dynamics that could impact supply and pricing.
  • Collaborate with finance and management teams to develop cost-saving strategies without compromising quality. Seek opportunities to optimize purchasing processes and reduce overall procurement costs.
  • Maintain accurate records of procurement activities, contracts, purchase orders, and supplier communication. Ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations.


Essential Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing or similar type of environment.
  • Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes including inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, demand planning, and supply chain planning.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, delivery, and other terms with suppliers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proactive: bias for action - sense of urgency.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highest level of personal, professional, and ethical conduct.
  • Creativity.


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
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: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene