Sr. Buyer Planner Analyst
Job Details
Andover - Andover, MA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Sr. Buyer / Planner / Analyst

Byrnas corporate mantra is Live Safe, and its corporate mission is to provide consumers, law enforcement and security professionals with safe and effective, non-lethal alternatives to firearms to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. Byrnas best-in-class non-lethal defense solutions are used by military, law enforcement, corrections, and private security professionals as well as individuals in need of self-defense technology, both domestically and internationally.

This role is responsible for coordinating purchasing activities with Global production sites, operations / manufacturing, and engineering teams to procure inventory in the most cost effective and timely manner. Responsibilities will also include gathering quotations and obtaining materials, components, equipment, and services, monitor and report on purchase price variances and will evaluate supplier reliability regarding on time delivery. Day-to-day responsibilities will also include:

What You Will Do

  • Managing daily inventory planning for respective products.
  • Manipulating master data within SAP to align purchasing signals with demand.
  • Reporting/analysis on Supply Chain KPIs.
  • Managing of ERP/MRP output to support demand.
  • Communicating effectively at an executive level for highly visible projects
  • Ensuring the consistent and adequate supply of materials necessary for production. Use Kanban techniques, safety stock, reorder points and other appropriate tools.
  • Tracking work order shortages and expediting materials.
  • Managing requirements for multiple warehouses.
  • Establish relationships with key suppliers to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Assisting and facilitating the prompt disposition of non-conforming materials.
  • Working cross-functionally to bring new products to market expeditiously.


  • Bachelors degree with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in purchasing, scheduling, material requirements planning, inventory management, risk management, supplier relationship management and manufacturing resource planning
  • International shipping and compliance knowledge SME
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Team player with the highest level of customer focus
  • Strong project management, communication, interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience with a ERP/MRP system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment managing a wide range of components and related suppliers