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Job Summary:

The Purchasing & Inventory Planner will lead all purchasing and inventory management activities for LINET Americas. They will be responsible for ensuring the company has the right materials in the right place at the right time.



  • Proactively monitor & report on inventory levels across all internal and external warehouse locations
  • Analyze trends and market conditions regarding pricing, availability, lead-time, and capacity - adjusting sourcing plans and planning parameters as required to maintain continuity of supply
  • Develop and implement effective inventory management processes as needed
  • Ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained while retaining a focus on inventory reduction
  • Oversee purchasing process for all LAM inventory and sold goods
  • Establish recurring purchase frequencies and quantities by product & vendor
  • Maintain accuracy of company ERP system
  • Identify, recommend, and implement best practices to continue to improve purchasing & inventory efficiency
  • Collaborate with warehouse employees and other staff throughout the LINET organization to ensure business goals are met
  • Perform risk assessments of potential contracts and agreements
  • Controlling the procurement budget and promoting a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Report to upper management on purchasing and inventory, recommend and implement continuous purchasing and inventory process and procedure improvement
  • Regular and timely attendance
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned from time to time


Education and/or experience: 

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience within operations or supply chain is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or Operations, and/or combination of education and experience
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and report data in a concise, accurate, well organized form
  • Knowledge of purchasing and vendor management best practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience working within SAP is preferred


Language skills:

Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, federal and other regulatory agencies, as well as sales and service personnel.  Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of customers and employees, both in writing and orally.


Mathematical skills: 

Ability to apply mathematical concepts and operations.


Reasoning ability: 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer appropriate solutions


Physical demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and stand.  The employee is regularly required to lift and push hospital beds, parts, boxes and components.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work environment: 

The work environment is located at the North American Headquarters Warehouse location in Huntersville, NC.



This position may require travel of up to 10%.


Linet Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All candidates are selected solely on the basis of legally permissible job related criteria.

Nearest Major Market: Lansing

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