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Rotex is looking for a Buyer/Planner to join our team in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a Buyer/Planner you will be responsible to plan, coordinate and direct the Company's materials and inventory management activities in accordance with established policies and procedures. Manage procurement and production planning activities to support the global needs of our customers and the Company.  Recommend specific projects and/or programs to improve the Company’s performance.  Manage areas of responsibility with consideration for the safety, efficiency, harmony, and well-being of the Company and its employees.


What Rotex Offers You:

  • A robust PTO policy with 6 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, and 4 weeks paid vacation!
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, company paid short-term & long-term disability, among others. 
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved* 
  • Competitive pay 
  • Opportunities for development and advancement 


What you’ll be doing:

  1. Review and process customer's orders and determine shipping dates to achieve maximum customer service.
  2. ​​​​​​Coordinate and update production schedules and engineering schedules to meet Customer Service needs. 
  3. Determine necessary purchased items required for the completion of customer orders.  Conduct negotiations with suppliers as needed and place purchase orders for non-stock items to obtain the best possible value while meeting appropriate quality and delivery requirements.
  4. Notify the Stock Parts Buyer of potential shortages due to customer demand.
  5. Create and manage Manufacturing Orders and Purchase Orders to support the job function. Resolve issues by working with Customer Service, Engineering and Production to manufacture product that will meet customer needs in the proper timeframe. Maintain production schedules to match customer requirements
  6. Review, update and/or create routings and bills of material required to fabricate all manufactured parts and assemblies and schedule each manufacturing operation to achieve the end product in accordance with promised completion or shipping dates.  Order and issue necessary engineering drawing prints to support orders.
  7. Be able to review engineering drawings for manufacturability and routings.
  8. Coordinate vendor schedules and interface with specific vendors to ensure that the delivery of critical machine components meets Rotex schedules.  Communicate changes to the Sales Department.
  9. Review, create and maintain Routings and Bills of Material in accordance with Inventory Control best practices.
  10. Review Returned Goods and canceled sales order materials and recommend disposition of these items. Assist in managing/reducing any excess stock.
  11. Assist in coordinating machine schedules with special customer inspection requirements and direct necessary activities to ensure compliance with those requirements.
  12. Engage in continuous improvement, being alert for opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  13. Develop and complete action plans toward the accomplishment of the objectives of the Production and Inventory Control Department as it pertains to the Company's business plan.
  14. Perform other assignments or duties appropriate to the overall responsibility of the position of Buyer/Planner.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not directly supervise associates.


Your experience should include:


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university with a focus in business; and 2-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office required and working knowledge of an ERP system.
  • Preferred skills: Database Software, Great Plains ERP system


  • Less than 10% overnight travel is required.



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 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


Who we are:

Rotex pioneered the dry separation industry and grew to become a global manufacturer of industrial separation equipment, becoming a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. in 2011. Rotex now sets the standards for maximizing yield and minimizing waste for a host of Fortune 500 companies in processing facilities around the world.

The Rotex story of superior separations starts with the people who work here. Our associates are our number-one asset; this fine group of people helped Rotex expand from a regional Cincinnati company to a strong global competitor. And we’re not done yet. We’re always looking for great people to add to our story and to help us write the next chapter in our history.

Rotex 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."


EEO: 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.


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.


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