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Buyer Planner

Functional area:  Supply Chain
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite
Primary Skills:  Critical Thinking,Problem-solving,Time Management,
Country/Region:  US
City:  Garland

Garland, TX, US, 75040

Company name:  Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC
Date of posting:  May 24, 2024

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About Epiroc: 


Epiroc is a multinational company with a presence in 150 countries; which with innovative technology, develops and provides safe and state-of-the-art equipment, such as drilling machinery and construction tools for use in surface and underground mining.
It also offers world-class after-sales services and solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification.


Life at Epiroc


By joining our team, you will be part of a group of knowledgeable and helpful colleagues who live by our core values: collaboration, commitment and innovation.
The work environment in the mining and construction industries presents unique and interesting challenges that you will not find in other industries.
Our culture is characterized by care for work-life balance, professional development, global professional opportunities and an epic benefits package.


Your Mission:


The Buyer/Planner is a key member of the staff, responsible for the planning and purchasing of direct materials used in production. This position works with select suppliers to ensure on-time delivery at competitive pricing while managing optimal inventory levels.




  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to execute the sourcing strategies, in alignment with business initiatives to meet established goals and drive continuous improvements. 
  • Execute purchase orders with preselected suppliers and perform the required follow-up to ensure timely delivery.
  • Ensure EPR is updated with current and accurate delivery dates.
  • Escalate all planning errors, as well as price and lead time changes, to the appropriate planning or sourcing personal.  
  • Communicate engineering change requirements to suppliers when applicable.
  • Work with warehouse personnel to resolve purchase order discrepancies (POD) in a timely manner.
  • Support suppliers with blocked invoices due to receiving errors/issues to ensure supplier payment issues are resolved promptly.
  • Perform the disposition of obsolete and slow-moving inventory when required.
  • Monitor and update procurement parameters in the ERP system to ensure master data integrity.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with appropriate teams regarding supply chain issues and offer potential solutions.
  • Support all levels of the organization as it relates to their involvement in the procurement of goods through the supply chain.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships.
  • Support and participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Comply with Epiroc’s Purchasing policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; APICS, CPSM, or Supply Chain Certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in procurement or a related industry 
  • Experience in supply chain management and manufacturing operations
  • High level of knowledge related to lean manufacturing preferred
  • ERP (M3 or other) experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel Microsoft office
  • Experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, goal-oriented, positive attitude, analytical, creative, strong networking skills, and leadership.

Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and construction customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of more than SEK 60 billion in 2023, and has around 18 200 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at


Nearest Major Market: Garland
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: ERP, EMR, Engineer, Procurement, Purchasing, Technology, Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Operations

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