Buyer Planner in Tampa, FL at Signode

Date Posted: 1/11/2022

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Signode is a leading transit-packaging provider, offering safe and effective products and solutions to our customers globally. 

With over $2B in revenue, 80+ manufacturing facilities across 6 continents and over 7,000 employees worldwide, Signode is a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of transit packaging consumables, tools, software, and equipment that optimize end-of line packaging operations and protect products in transit.  Signode brings this extensive product portfolio together under hundreds of trusted brands to offer complete transit packaging solutions to its customers. 
We produce strap, stretch and protective packaging. We also manufacture packaging tools and equipment used to apply the bulk packaging materials. These commercial packaging products are used to pack, bundle, unitize, protect and secure goods during warehousing and transit. Our company is a pioneer in the industrial packaging sector with a long history of customer-focused innovations in materials, processes and automation technology that have revolutionized the sector. 
We are proud to be the Transit Packaging Division of Crown Holdings, Inc. We are excited to go to market as Signode and to share the portfolio of products, services and capabilities that make us the world’s premier end-of-line packaging company. 


Supply Chain department for Signode’s Equipment and Tools division is responsible for ensuring inventory availability at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.   The Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the timely replenishment of inventory through monitoring re-order points and inventory levels and.  The inventory analyst will also provide support through various analytics, reports, and sharing of data. 


  • Responsible for the timely replenishment and reordering of inventory for a given set of parts 

  • Places purchase orders for production, non-production, and service items with approved suppliers 

  • Establishes strong relationships with key suppliers through regularly scheduled meetings, teleconference, or visits 

  • Issues requests for quotations to suppliers on new parts and established parts to get competitive bids and updated pricing and delivery schedules. 

  • Negotiates with suppliers to achieve price reductions and maintains a record of cost reduction achievement. 

  • Reviews open order status and provides detailed follow-up to ensure on-time delivery of goods to requested purchase order dates. 

  • Resolves supplier billing discrepancies. 

  • Works with the receiving department and quality assurance department to resolve orders with documentation and quality discrepancies 

  • Ensures timely communication is provided to customers, production, and other team members, works to resolve potential service or operational issues, and informs leaders as required 

  • Utilize systems and software to develop and maintain reporting tools to support business decisions 

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure customer deadlines are met. Achieve and maintain inventory availability targets 

  • Utilize systems and software to develop and maintain reporting tools to support business decisions 

  • Analyze reports to identify operational issues throughout departments 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain Management or equivalent education and experience 

Experience / Abilities: 

  • High analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Strong communication skills being able to translate technical operational concepts into ordinary business terms and ideas 

  • The ability to interact with all levels of the organization 

  • Developing analytics, reports and communications for use throughout the organization 

  • Identifying areas to drive efficiency and operational effectiveness 

Computer skills: 

  • Proficiency in software required or preferred 

  • Some knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookup, Charts, etc.) 

  • Some knowledge of databases & ERP systems is a plus 

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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