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Immucor, Inc. Buyer Planner II in Norcross, Georgia


Founded in 1982 and based in Norcross, GA, Immucor is a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics that facilitate patient/donor compatibility worldwide. Our mission is to ensure that patients in need of blood, organs, or stem cells get the right match that is safe, accessible, and affordable. The result is life changing for a patient in need of a transfusion or transplant. Our new corporate identity illustrates the right match of donors with patients in need of blood or an organ as well as Immucor’s partnership with healthcare organizations in need of innovation and productivity. With the right match, we can transform a life together.

We are seeking a results-driven Buyer/Planner/Procurement Specialist to play a key role performing daily activities related to purchasing raw materials, supplies, and finished items. Responsibilities include generation and maintenance of purchase orders, production orders, and placing and expediting orders. In addition, you will monitor and maintain inventory levels of materials and supplies, both purchased and produced. If you are eager to join an organization where your talents and expertise will be highly appreciated, and if you meet our qualifications to excel in this position, we want to hear from you. Contact us today!

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Immucor, Inc. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time .

Buyer Planner II – Procurement Specialist (Supply Chain / Sourcing and Purchasing Coordinator)


As a Buyer/Planner II, you will be responsible for planning manufactured and purchased material at the most economic quantity to support demand as well as developing and maintaining strong working relationships with both suppliers and internal manufacturing partners. This will involve sourcing for products from different business partners and identifying savings opportunities, while also creating, placing and expediting orders. Furthermore, you will develop best practice procurement/planning methods and drive continuous process improvement through education and CIP projects.

Additional responsibilities for supply chain role include:

  • Initiating and participating in Supplier performance reviews, adding new Suppliers, and maintaining supplier data base, certifications and files

  • Recording adverse performances, then initiating and maintaining vendor corrective actions

  • Maintaining the Approved Service Provider List and evaluating as needed

  • Understanding and adhering to quality system requirements and ISO13485

  • Suggesting and researching second sourcing opportunities

  • Working closely with Operations and other departments that interact with Supply Chain

  • Meeting Kanban requirements and fully supporting qualifications/validations

  • Ensuring continual supply of parts to support all Plant needs

  • Monitoring OTD of suppliers and reporting any trends that may impact manufacturing

  • Ensuring dates in the ERP system are updated in a timely manner to allow for accurate delivery dates at all times

  • Holding Suppliers and manufacturing partners accountable to achieving due dates

  • Checking Master Data for accuracy and maintaining pricing, lead times, SS levels, planner codes, supplier information, ASL information, BOM and Route data, and PO status

  • Ensuring all POs and invoices are closed and free of issues for pricing, quantities, etc.

  • Evaluating RM SS levels and making recommendations to adjust any that are needed on a quarterly basis

  • Serving as the first line of defense for quality, pricing, and delivery issues, and escalating issues to management and strategic sourcing when necessary

  • Monitoring inventory of discontinued items to ensure that the appropriate people know the run-out date and validation plans are on track

  • Supporting CIP Projects to include re-evaluation of all suppliers and Service Providers, QCS creation, suggesting and researching savings opportunities, etc.

  • Suggesting improvements and participating in improvement projects

  • Generating production schedules & raw material requirements based on SIOP Outcomes

  • Releasing production work orders to Manufacturing

  • Analyzing sales performance and establishing Production and QC priorities

Buye r Planner II – Procurement Specialist (Supply Chain / Sourcing and Purchasing Coordinator)


Specific qualifications for this sourcing and purchasing coordinator role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • Working knowledge of MRP/MPS and computerized inventory control systems

  • Working knowledge of material master maintenance, BOM's, routings/recipes and work centers

  • Prior purchasing experience; experience in FDA regulated industry, a plus

  • Solid computer skills with proficiency in MS Office products to include, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and related functions including formulation of graphs

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced mathematical skills

  • Prior exposure to and/or training in APICS CPIM, Lean/Six Sigma Certification, preferred

Buyer Planner II – Procurement Specialist (Supply Chain / Sourcing and Purchasing Coordinator)



This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Immucor, Inc. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Immucor offers a comprehensive benefits package available on the start date of your employment, including:

  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance – we offer multiple plan options so you can determine which best suits your needs and the needs of your dependents

  • Wellness program

  • STD/LTD/Life insurance all 100% company paid

  • Voluntary life/accident/hospital indemnity insurance for yourself, spouse/domestic partner and dependents

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company matched 401k plan

  • Vacation/Company & Personal Holidays/Sick days

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received at least the first COVID-19 vaccine by the date of hire and be willing to receive the final vaccine within no more than 30 days following hire date to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Immucor, Inc. Proof of vaccination status will be required on first day of employment.

Job Locations US-GA-Norcross

Job ID 2021-2773

Category Operations/Warehouse

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