Buyer/Planner Paragon28-Englewood, CO

Job Summary

The Buyer Planner provides Purchasing and Materials support to the Engineering and Marketing departments in the development of new products. Coordinates the supply chain responsibilities for new product introduction with Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Finance, and Regulatory to ensure a seamless introduction from Prototyping into Production Manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the negotiation and procurement for equipment and/or material supporting Paragon 28’s new product initiatives. Creates and maintains the necessary databases to capture all pertinent product/project information.
  • Creates and maintains costed Bills of Material for all prototype products. Works closely with Finance to create and maintain detailed costing reports.
  • Act as a liaison between Supply Chain and Engineering departments, working towards timely new product launches.
  • Purchase products based on supply and demand and other inventory control parameters.
  • Monitor inventory levels to mitigate all stock outs while maintaining cost effective operational expenses.
  • Monitor the status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Source new suppliers with RFQ/RFP’s and negotiate long-term strategies with favorable total cost of ownership.
  • Qualify suppliers, evaluate bids, and negotiates to obtain the best quality, prices, and terms.
  • Visit existing and potential suppliers at their facilities to evaluate their manufacturing processes, capabilities, recent investments, potential for continued growth, trends and required trends, and completes required trip documents.
  • Support the updating of all purchasing related SOPs.
  • Identify and analyze potential process improvement opportunities in the supply chain.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Four-year Degree (B.S/B.A.) preferred or equivalent from four-year college or technical school.
  • Five + year(s) related purchasing, supply chain, and project management experience, preferably in medical device environment.
    • May consider an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strategic Sourcing, opportunity analysis, and strong negotiation with highly effective communication skills.
  • APICS CSCP/CPIM certification preferred.
  • Previous medical device experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with various cross functional teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including expert level Excel skills.
  • Experience working with detailed product line forecasts and familiarity with the sales and operations planning.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with individuals internal and external to the organization. The employee frequently is required to move about the facility. The employee may be required to lift up-to 15 lbs. by themselves.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position with typical business hours. It may reasonably require additional hours during the week and weekend; specific requirements will be determined with Manager. Occasional remote work may be allowed.



Less than 25% of overnight travel.

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