Buyer / Planner

D3 Engineering in Rochester, NY

  • Industry: Warehousing/Logistics - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

D3 Engineering is seeking a Buyer / Planner. The successful candidate is responsible for buying, planning, inventory optimization and control as well as assisting in the maintenance of the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) tool. The candidate will support both production and engineering services. The ideal candidate must be flexible, goal-oriented, and a team player comfortable in a fast-paced environment while working on multiple projects a day. Must have solid organization skills with the ability to meet goals and urgent timelines.

Company Overview:

D3 Engineering, LLC, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is an established engineering services company in Rochesters Top 100! In business for over 15 years, we are focused on new product development utilizing our expertise in Embedded Vision and Digital Power & Motion serving the Industrial, Bio-Medical, Automotive and Security & Defense markets.

D3 offers competitive salaries as well as medical, retirement benefits and flexible working hours. Our employees have the opportunity to be engaged in cutting-edge, large company projects, yet in a small company atmosphere.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the prioritization, purchasing, and expediting of material based on demand
  • Maintain landing costs for inventory items
  • Planning based on the projected sales forecast
  • Issuing POs from MiSys and QuickBooks
  • Following POs through to delivery
  • Maintain minimum inventory levels
  • Securing best price and best delivery
  • Maintain MiSys MRP system
  • Perform additional D3 purchasing needs

Engineering Services Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing materials for customer projects e.g. cabling, mechanical items etc.
  • Purchasing for short run quick turn prototypes including:
    • PCB fabrication
    • PCA assembly
    • Electronic components
    • Samples to support builds as needed
    • Long lead parts to meet deadlines
    • Work with lead engineers to identify alternate parts as needed
    • Report to project stakeholders when problems arise

Other Responsibilities:

  • Develop & implement all processes and procedures related to Supply Chain Management
  • Interact with Engineering Services Project Management, Sales, Engineering and Production personnel
  • Assist in optimizing department budgets
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed


  • Familiarity with purchasing, buying, and planning electronic components and assemblies in a high mix, low volume environment.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems
  • Experience using MiSys a plus
  • Working knowledge of Engineering Change Order (ECO) process
  • Experience using Quick Books Desktop
  • Organizational skills
  • Time Management and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Negotiation skills
  • Competent in generally accepted account practices (GAAP)
  • Experience with new product development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Competent in Microsoft Project

Preferred Candidates will have:

  • Associates degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field
  • 3 - 5 years as a buyer/planner or supply chain manager or equivalent combination
  • Purchasing, buyer/planner experience in Electronics Distribution or Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS, ECM, CM) industries and/or buyer /planner for electronic components: DSP, FPGA, DDR, Passives, Image Sensors
  • Familiarity with Low Volume, High Mix environments
  • Budget responsibility and/or understanding of purchase price variance
  • Experience with International Commerce

*Note: D3 Engineering does not sponsor visas.



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