Burwell Industries/Margot Elena Companies and Collections is a trendsetting leader in the design, development and manufacture of coordinating beauty, bath & body and lifestyle products that are beloved for their luxuriously sophisticated packaging and superior formulations. Our brands have been featured in hundreds of magazine articles and are favorites of editors, celebrities, and delighted customers. We distribute through major department stores, niche retailers and upscale boutiques worldwide. We enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment with opportunities for growth.

 Position Overview

The Planner/Buyer is responsible to plan, organize and control production of assigned products at contract manufacturers to ensure that goods are produced efficiently, on time, within budget and to company standards. 

 Areas of Responsibilities

  • Allocate, plan and maintain appropriate inventory stocking levels
  • Quote, purchase, plan, organize and control production of assigned products from established, approved suppliers, adhering to the objectives of quality, delivery, and price in support of the operation
  • Coordinate and negotiate best price and delivery with supplier through understanding of sourcing, materials, logistics and manufacturing functions throughout the product's life cycle
  • Negotiate and place written purchase orders per authorized requisitions and/or plan based on historical and forecasted data
  • Prepare and update daily and weekly schedules in coordination with master schedule while ensuring all dates are transparent and accurate through all systems
  • Communicate production scheduling changes related to customer orders
  • Expedite delivery in past due or other abnormal delivery situations, and notify appropriate personnel accordingly
  • Monitor and review supplier performance, and make recommendations to the Production Manager relative to supplier development, resourcing, etc.
  • Maintain, monitor and track all assigned outside vendor inventories for components, sub-assemblies and finished goods
  • Monitor and confirm accuracy of assigned SKU's bill of materials through all systems
  • Maintain complete active component inventory at target levels through appropriate planning and inventory balancing across the network
  • Monitor "excess" component inventories - perform  root cause analysis of obsolescence and implementation of corrective/preventative action
  • Aid with inventories and cycle counts as requested
  • Ensure material availability dates are updated and accurate through all systems
  • Perform other inventory management transactions as needed (e.g., scrap)
  • Support cost reduction through effective and efficient capacity utilization
  • Adhere to all company policies and safety regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or related field
  • At least two years of related experience, including experience in production planning/scheduling and buying.
  • Must possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with superior organization and follow-up skills.  Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Proactive mindset with a proven ability to problem-solve in alignment with company goals and standards
  • Must demonstrate strong PC and MS Office suite skills with an intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Excel and Access
  • QuickBooks knowledge a plus


Interested candidates apply by sending your resume to [email protected]