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Materials Planner / Buyer

Date: Nov 6, 2018

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L5R 3V8

Company: Agfa-Gevaert NV


Agfa Graphics is a leading supplier to the printing industry. All over the world, we supply sign & display companies with a range of highly productive and versatile wide-format inkjet printers and dedicated inks, in addition to workflow automation software. We also serve various industries by deploying our state-of-the-art inkjet inks in printing solutions that are integrated into existing manufacturing processes.

Commercial, newspaper and packaging printers count on us for the most extensive range of prepress solutions, including hardware, software and consumables. These include a.o. user-friendly chemistry-free printing technology which saves costs and the environment, as well as mobile publishing software for newspapers and magazines.


You will be responsible for managing the inbound supply chain of components and sub-assemblies to support Mississauga build plan, and service requirements. Responsible for planning and purchasing materials and/or services using MPS/MRP. Focus on; on time delivery, schedule adherence, while managing inventory to achieve optimal inventory levels and inventory turnover targets. Track monitor and expedite part shortages. Maintain good working relationships with all vendors while maintaining vendor accountability.



  • SAP exception report transmitting to suppliers and follow up.
  • Works within and follows the supply chain processes as described and agreed-upon in the Business Process Flows (BPFs).
  • Purchase order confirmation: PO Receipt, PO delivery dates, PO pricing confirmation.
  • Expediting & Shipment Tracking.
  • Order placing and confirmations.
  • Inventory Cycle Count Support; Monthly & Yearly, or as required.
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels, ensure inventory targets are met.
  • Support vendor free issue stock requirements. Identify Requirements, and needs to align with current build plan and timing of production build plan. On occasion pick and pack free issue components for delivery to supplier, support logistics where needed.
  • Invoice and accounts payable reconciliation support.
  • Assist with Supplier Score Card raw data collection and preparation.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts.
  • Assist with the Maintenance of purchasing Info records if required.
  • Goods Receipt reconciliation.
  • Supply Line Agreement negotiation and implementation.
  • Provide timely, clear forecasting to all vendors.
  • Assist with the NCMR / RTV process.
  • Alternative sourcing proposals.
  • Coordinate with procurement & R&D on RFQ & implementation of product design changes via the VND/ECR process.
  • Yearly review of MRP parameters. Lot size, MOQ, lead-times. Maintain accurate information, update as required.
  • Production planning activities to support Mississauga Production
  • Any other duties assigned by Manager.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent



  • 3-5 years related experience


Specific skills:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Self-Starter / Self Motivated.
  • Experience & good understanding of MRP/MPS
  • Good Understanding of Inventory methods & material flows.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of the purchase to pay process.
  • Experience in purchasing to support equipment manufacturing: Low Volume / High Complexity.
  • Demonstrated understanding of supplier manufacturing process. (Mechanical, Electronics, Mechatronics)
  • Must have strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work with fellow team members as a team or individual to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to work in, and adapt to a fast paced change management work environment.
  • Team Player that can lead.





Agfa Graphics is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations, whenever possible, to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

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