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ATS Company:  SP Industries
Requisition ID:  12226

Warminster, PA, US, 18974

Date:  Jul 20, 2024


ATS Scientific Products is searching for a Buyer/Planner to join the team in our Warminster, Pa location.

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for creating and maintaining a valid master production schedule for material and capacities by effectively balancing supply and demand for product, then fully owns driving the materials from the vendor(s) to the production floor in order to fulfill all customer requirements.



  • Maintains a valid master schedule that is aligned with the operating plan from the Sales and Operations Planning process, and is the basis for detailed production schedules that are executed on the production floor
  • Coordinates and handles the flow of materials between production stages in producing SP products. Reviews production schedules and purchase orders to anticipate required material, equipment and supplies.
  • Executes purchase orders and drives vendors to fulfill the SP production schedule on time while minimizing on hand or idle inventory.
  • Manages communication of all production commitments to the stakeholders within the sales, marketing, service, and engineering groups. Maintains all metrics for areas of responsibility
  • Identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts with respect to material & capacity availability and order-promising integrity. Manage communications/escalations when demand cannot be met and recommend alternatives on how the requested demand could be satisfied.
  • Manage capacity planning on a weekly basis; maintain and update capacity data for all critical plant resources / work centers. Work closely with the manufacturing and engineering leader(s) to ensure all capacity and material constraints are managed to maximize the utilization of SP manufacturing resources as cost-effectively as possible.
  • Maintains scheduling and purchasing item attributes, such as lead times, lot sizes, prices, and cycle times. Liaises with engineering to ensure appropriate labor, machine, and scrap standards are used in material and capacity requirements.
  • Create and lead material strategies for all levels of required production goods (raw, semi-finished and expense). Acts as owner for all associated physical inventory and future inventory plans for responsible manufacturing streams and provides input to management regarding long term material issues that could impact corporate decisions.
  • Manage WIP variances at the work order level and work with manufacturing, production, and stores to ensure timely and accurate material management.
  • Additional Administrative Duties will be required on an as-needed basis.


  • Knowledge of operations, scheduling and purchasing procedures, MRP systems and their processes, and supply chain best practices.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • 2+ years of supply chain experience within an MRP environment.
  • B.S. degree in business, management, or supply chain required. Equivalent experience and a combination of acceptable education/certifications may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • APICS Certification preferred.
  2. HSE
  3. All employees have the responsibility to work in a safe manner and report any health, safety or environmental concern to their manager or supervisor in a timely manner.

Employee responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:

  • Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures
  • Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods
  • Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts
  • Report defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
  • Attend all required health, safety and environmental training
  • Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
  • Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
  • Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct

Why Scientific Products?  The three parallelograms in our logo reflect our core company values: People, Process, and Performance.  As part of ATS, Scientific Products leverages the ATS Business Model (ABM) to train, develop, engage, empower, and energize our people to make impactful changes in the organization.  Our relentless focus on people is what continues to set us apart as a great place to build a career.


• We provide a wide range of innovative and high-quality scientific products that improve people’s lives

• We offer a robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, Vision

• We offer 401(K) including company match, Paid Time Off annually + Paid Holidays

• You will enjoy career Advancement Opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growth


ATS is a $2.2B publicly-traded global enterprise with a proud 40-year history of helping advance the future with automation solutions.  Scientific Products sits within the ATS Life Sciences Group and is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art fill-finish drug manufacturing solutions, research, pilot and production lyophilizers, laboratory equipment and supplies, and specialty glassware. Scientific Products supports research and production across diverse end-user markets including pharmaceuticals, life science, ophthalmic, environmental testing and monitoring, food and beverage and more. Scientific Products has a long and successful track record of quality and science innovation, and is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania, with production facilities in the USA and Europe. Scientific Products offers a world-wide sales and service network including product training and technical assistance. For more information visit


EEO and Affirmative Action Statement:
SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis and takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. It is our policy to provide our employees and applicants with equal employment opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, pregnancy, citizenship, handicap or disability, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SP's Affirmative Action Plan is available through the HR Department and may be accessed during normal business hours.


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision: 
SP will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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