Materials Associate

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Materials Associate

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Our client in Boxborough is looking for a Junior Buyer/Materials Associate looking to kick start their career with a great company. 

Materials Associate


  • Plan production materials using Kanban and MRP scheduling in support of customer delivery expectations.
  • Procure materials at or better than targets established for quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Responsible for overall Kanban health in production cell, including material presentation, Kanban board management, inventory count, and adherence to Kanban audit requirements.
  • Responsible for material presentation changes resulting from Kanban resizing initiated by Buyer/Planner.
  • Deliver material to production cells and manage Kanban process in support of production needs
  • Review potential stockouts and past due purchase orders, expedite as needed, and communicate timely updates to the production team through daily management.
  • Release purchase orders against established blanket order agreements.
  • Assist in the transition of material from MRP to Kanban using the Danaher Materials System (DMS) to support JIT delivery and achieve delivery and inventory targets.
  • Support Strategic Sourcing group as needed for blanket order creation and identify and executing PPV opportunities.
  • Communicate revision changes to suppliers based on ECO implementation actions.
  • Process non-conforming materials in MRB in a timely manner.


  • Demonstrated ability to write well and communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Oracle (MRP) experience desired.
  • Understanding of Kanban process and JIT inventory
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, Word).

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Purchasing
  • Expediting
  • MRP
  • Material Handling

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