Regional Resin/Material Buyer

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Mukwonago, WI, US, 53149 Lincolnton, NC, US, 28092

Company: Aptar Group


Notice of Job Opportunity

Regional Resin/Material Buyer

Reports to: Manager Production, Planning & Scheduling

Location:  Mukwonago, WI or Lincolnton, NC

Workplace type: hybrid

Work authorization: candidates must be authorized to work in the US


Who we are
At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world. 


Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.

We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in some 20 countries.


You should work here because we:

  • Attract and develop high performing people.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
  • Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.

What's new with Aptar

We have an exciting position open in either Mukwonago, WI or Lincolnton NC for a Regional Resin Buyer.  This position will be hybrid (remote/office) and will manage the inventories of multiple plants using various ERP systems, analytical data sheets, and various reports to meet needed inventory levels. Extreme eye for detail and the ability to set priorities in a very fast-paced environment. Ability to analyze data and interpret necessary actions is required. This position will work with Purchasing, Operations, Quality, Logistics, and Suppliers on service issues and process improvement initiatives, and manage overall inventory levels to meet established targets. This role will also work closely with stakeholders to manage rail fleet and position inventory to meet customer demand and production requirements. Maximize railcar usage, by minimizing idle time, increasing railcar turns and minimize overall freight and rail storage spent.


This is how your journey begins

  • Develop a complete understanding of the resin material planning and procurement process for multiple locations, and inbound/outbound railcar inventory.
  • Review inventory monthly with resin suppliers and prioritize railcar availability with business needs due to supply/demand changes to ensure service goals are met.
  • Evaluate rail transportation trends/anomalies and understand their impact to the business / operations demand. Work with Rail services team to adjust routes and transit time to minimize impact on customers of rail delays.
  • Reviews demand via sales orders/forecasts applying appropriate planning logic and strategy to ensure customer demands are met while managing inventory levels on materials
  • Monitors rejected/reworked materials and coordinates replacement needs working with Quality, supplier quality, and manufacturing as needed
  • Identify cost savings and efficiency savings in the supply chain.
  • This position will work with demand managers to obtain forecast from the S&OP process and take necessary action to procure materials or align capacity to achieve needed service results.
  • Manage material costs within budgeted levels and work with vendors to look for ways to maintain and reduce costs through formal supplier inventory programs (i.e. Kanban, Consignment, VMI)
  • Schedule/expedite materials from vendors as required to assure availability and optimum manufacturing efficiencies and customer requests
  • Mange the creation, delivery, and flow or purchase orders for assigned products
  • Coordinate material changes or vendor change requests as needed with master data
  • Work with the railcar 3PL partner to manage dwell times, storage cost optimization, and demurrage billing.
  • Work with finance and operations to develop a financial projection and quarterly reports


What you will bring on the journey


  • Minimum of 4 years of college, Bachelor’s degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Management, or Operations Management; or equivalent experience as determined by management


  • Minimum 4-7 years material planning, inventory control or production scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent education as determined by management
  • Experience in a closed loop ERP system environment


  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in fast paced environment
  • Must possess good presentation skills for monthly management reports
  • Must possess Intermediate or better PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite products and email programs such as Microsoft Outlook


What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan which includes: 401k plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid maternity/paternity leave.


Be You. Be Aptar
Aptar is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.




Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee