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Buyer Planner Scheduler


Job Summary

Rocky Mount, NC
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Buyer Planner Scheduler

About the Job


The Buyer/Planner/Scheduler maintains inventories and schedules to support plant operation activities and financial goals. This role is responsible for the process of placing orders for assigned items, prioritizing deliveries, material testing and release, to align with manufacturing demands and schedules.


  • Generates and places purchase orders, expedite deliveries and approvals of materials and paperwork through various plant departments, i.e. Incoming Materials, Supplier Quality, Manufacturing Quality, Manufacturing, and Documentation.
  • Maintains inventory accuracy to assure proper materials are available to support production activities.
  • Resolves problems in manufacturing, with vendor deliveries and quality of materials under minimal supervision and interacts with all levels of management.
  • Adheres to all SOP's, cGMP's, and plant safety, quality and documentation systems requirements as well as assigned special projects or other tasks by management.
  • Ensure uninterrupted flow of materials and services.
  • Manages the purchasing cycle, including generating requisitions, creating POs, follow up on POs, reception of goods and final payment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management with no experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in another discipline with 1 year of experience in purchasing, manufacturing, manufacturing planning or production control.
  • Associate’s degree with 3 years of experience in purchasing, manufacturing, manufacturing planning or production control.
  • If no degree, must have 5 years of experience in purchasing, manufacturing, manufacturing planning or production control.
  • Strong computer skills are required, to include the various Microsoft Office software (Excel and Word) and Microsoft Outlook.


  • Experience utilizing materials requirements planning (MRP) tools, or experience in manufacturing line scheduling preferred.
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical setting preferred.


  • Demonstrated strong verbal/written communication and leadership skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical and analytical calculations.
  • Effectively conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems with minimal guidance in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 7/26/2018
  • Additional Location Information: Rocky Mount, NC
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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