Material Buyer/Planner in Sanford, NC 27330

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 Job Summary

Job Title: Material Buyer/Planner

Job Code: TA-SA-PFE-3545

Job Location: Sanford, NC 27330

Job Date: 3/26/2024

Duration: 0 Months

Shift(s): 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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 Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Our manufacturing logistics and supply team makes sure that customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. You’ll help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what’s possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

This position manages materials and components, ensuring that the materials are purchased, received, and released on time to support the site’s manufacturing schedule. Primary responsibilities include managing purchase orders from creation to delivery, escalating any material supply issues, performing inventory analysis, and resolving invoice issues. The position manages the procurement through enrollment process of production materials and components that are used in manufacturing, clinical, or new products. They will coordinate purchasing activities for the implementation of new products/processes and associated purchased material requirements.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manages purchasing of materials to ensure materials are available in sufficient quantities to support the manufacturing schedule.
  • Identifies and escalates material supply or release risks that may impact the manufacturing schedule.
  • Perform inventory/supply analysis in support of production scenario analysis.
  • Collaborate with procurement to perform sourcing analysis.
  • Track procurement and enrollment of material to meet manufacturing or program requirements.
  • Prepare necessary reports
  • Maintain SAP master data accuracy in collaboration with the SAP team.
  • Works with Finance and suppliers to resolve invoice issues
  • Contribute to the completion of projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate with BOM owners to prepare draft BOMs and work with site supply management in preparation for material enrollment.
  • Any other business-related tasks



  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an associate’s degree with 6 years of experience OR a bachelors with at least 3 years of experience OR Masters with more than 1 year of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain planning, purchasing, scheduling, procurement with experience in materials planning.
  • Experience with ERP/SAP systems and forecasting of pharmaceutical materials
  • Effective written and communication skills


  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience.
  • Knowledge of planning, inventory management, reporting and other supply chain/logistics


Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Position requirements are typical for an office-based work environment with some shop floor exposure.  There are no unusual physical requirements.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

  • This role is standard day Monday through Friday work shift; some off-shift support needed when issues arise.
  • Travel time may be subject to business needs

Other Job Details:

  • Last day to Apply: April 8th, 2024
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: NO
  • Work Location Assignment: Flexible

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $78,000.00 to $130,000.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 10.0% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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.

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.  This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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