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The Buyer/Planner is responsible for the procurement of parts and materials for Milacron Injection Molding and Extrusion machinery.  Schedules, orders and coordinates delivery of parts and materials used in product assembly / manufacturing.  This includes review of supply requirements, purchase requisitions, requests for quotes, purchase order creation, purchase order follow-up/expedite and receipt of material.


Who we are:

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the $27 billion plastic technology and processing industry. We are the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, extrusion equipment. We maintain strong market positions across these products, as well as leading positions in process control systems, mold bases and components, maintenance, repair and operating (“MRO”) supplies for plastic processing equipment. Our strategy is to deliver highly customized equipment, components and service to our customers throughout the lifecycle of their plastic processing technology systems.

Milacron is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for following the strategic operating plans to ensure Milacron Injection Molding and Extrusion has appropriate product availability to meet current and projected market demand.
  • Provide uninterrupted flow of material for MIME operations.
  • Follow the standard purchasing process to buy goods and services to ensure an adequate supply of standard items.
  • Review and react to MRP messages to ensure a steady flow of materials.
  • Align material supply with demand in order to maximize service level and minimize inventory.
  • Execute PO’s to MRP driven plan.
  • Process purchase orders and review each for quantity, price, specification and delivery requirements.
  • Update PO’s with supplier confirmation information (delivery dates, quantities, etc.).
  • Coordinate material deliveries to ensure on time delivery of the product.
  • Expedite and/or research missing, late or incorrect orders.
  • Monitor backordered materials and track delivery.
  • Identify potential product shortages.  Expedite delivery with suppliers.
  • Monitor and analyze supplier costs, lead times and delivery performance.  Implement actions to improve.
  • Discuss and resolve pricing, quality or delivery issues with management assistance.
  • Research and resolve invoice issues.
  • Develop inventory policies and optimize inventory investment.
  • Determine safety stock levels for assigned parts.
  • Maintain reorder points and min/max levels by SKU number.
  • Support the management team in achieving cost reductions and quality and delivery initiatives.
  • Participate in lean events and initiatives to support continuous improvement.
  • Make recommendations for productivity or method improvements.
  • Respond to internal RFIs.
  • Quote all non-standard purchase orders needs and new engineering releases.
  • Process drop shipments.
  • Execute necessary system transactions to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Participate in annual physical inventory preparation, count and reconciliation.
  • Administer interplant warehouse transfers.
  • Complete miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in a supply chain related field is preferred.
  • Two years of buying/planning experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of supply chain metrics.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional work environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

Travel: N/A

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 10lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


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