Teknor Apex

Buyer Planner

Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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Celebrating over 90 years…


Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


The Buyer-Planner will be responsible for the day to day requisition of raw materials, maintaining optimum inventory levels by monitoring and processing Purchase Orders and Distribution Orders, and operating within the applications of Movex and MRP to facilitate strategic purchase positions.  This is a corporate position responsible for managing supplies of one or more raw material item types in North American facilities.  This person determines supply positions in order to streamline inventories through purchase strategies and distributional relationships and is responsible for all planning functions of assigned item groups.


  • Monitor, release, and process Purchase Orders from PPS170 and Distribution Orders from DPS170
  • Confirm, monitor, follow-up, and expedite as necessary all raw material PO types
  • Manage PO dates for accuracy, utilize and enforce 3PL/Coyote report (ASN)
  • Utilize Monitoring Lists to capture supplier customer service/performance
  • Manage MMS002 settings for responsible materials
  • Review raw material forecasts
  • Monitor Action Messages
  • Determine intercompany distribution relationships (manage DO relationships on responsible materials)
  • Manage excess and/or obsolete materials
  • Provide transactional support for claims/returns
  • Attend and participate in S&OP meetings and Supply Chain meetings for each business
  • Support applicable KPIs or Metrics related to the position

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Two-year college degree, or equivalent experience, along with a commitment to ongoing professional education. Professional designations, such as APICS certifications in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management are a plus.  
  • Three to five years experience in raw material planning, scheduling, purchasing or related competency
  • Work is substantially complex and varied, and requires the selection and application of technical and/or detailed guidelines.  Moderate analytic ability is needed to gather and interpret data where results/answers can be found after analysis of several facts.
  • Proficiency in ERP/MRP/S&OP systems
  • Knowledge of MRP/Planning
  • Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • Strong mathematical aptitude and spreadsheet skills
  • The ability to think logically through a problem
  • The ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Interpersonal skills to work productively and collaboratively on multi-functional teams
  • A bias toward best-practice and action 

Travel: 20-25%


Our best performers possess the following core competencies:

Problem Solving * Information Management* Product Knowledge * Attention to Detail * Analytical Thinking * Critical Judgment * Continous Learning * Business Perspective * Adaptability * Client Focus * Decision Making * Interactive Communication * Planning and Organizing * Relationship Building * Teamwork  


Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

  • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k w/company match 
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Service Recognition 


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