Material Buyer II

Location US-VA-Prince George
ID 2023-6379
Supply Chain
Position Type


This is the senior/lead position for the Buyer/Planner team.  The Buyer Planner II will assist and when required, lead departmental meetings, ensure performance and metrics are achieved, and assist Buyer/Planners in breaking through internal and external constraints.  This position manages the handling and flow of materials, parts, and assemblies between departments.  Coordinates material needs for the entire glass processing plant.  Initiates and follows established procedures.  Makes decisions affecting the financial performance of the company.  Executes strategic action plans. Implement and maintain processes that support established Supply Chain metrics.


The Buyer Planner II will receive requisitions for and execute material purchases. This individual will purchase against an active supply agreement then execute the purchase in the Purchasing System.  Record and communicate relevant information to Scheduling and Manufacturing regarding inventory levels and availability.  Tactical level communication with suppliers concerning costs, delivery performance, and OTIF to Glass Plant.

What You'll Do

*Glass Experience Highly Preferred*

  • Participate in departmental meetings of Buyer/Planner team.

  • Assist with constrained suppliers as required and help with planning and breaking through internal and external constraints.

  • Executes planning necessary to ensure that production has the necessary materials on hand to ensure efficient use of production personnel and timely completion of production orders and maximizing capacity utilization.

  • Reviews production schedules and related information and confers with department managers/supervisors to determine material requirements, track material, and identify overdue materials.

  • Determines inventory needs to maximize inventory turns and cash flow management.

  • Confers with internal departments, including quality control, production, inventory control and receiving to determine inventory needs and investigate supplier problems, such as quality issues and availability.

  • Manages inventory rotation and organizes materials for physical inventories.

  • Compiles and maintains manual or computerized records such as material inventory, scheduling and production reports, and status and location of materials.

  • Recommends changes to procedures based on experience and research.

  • Entering and monitoring purchasing orders and updating of purchase system.

  • Verify data accuracy (parts numbers, BOMs, Part Costs) in MRP: report problems to Inventory Control.

  • The Planner II will help to set up part numbers for purchased items as needed, including pricing, costing, lead time, supplier, and ERP planning information.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to operate in compliance with all company policies and procedures (business ethics, export and SOX compliance, etc.).

  • Ensures that procurement records are maintained to document items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

Who You Are


  • BA/BS in Business or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate planning, analysis and purchasing skills within an ERP environment.
  • Customer service skills are required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in direct materials and MRO purchasing.
  • CPIM, CSCP or other APICS/ASCM Supply Chain related certification a plus.
  • Proven cost reduction track record.
  • Experience using common PC software, including MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Access, working knowledge of ERP with an understanding of bills of materials and supporting data of the operating system.
  • The Buyer/Planner must also possess excellent negotiation, verbal/written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Who We Are

At PGT Innovations, we may build and support high-quality, innovative windows and doors, but every day holds opportunities for us to do so much more – from building stronger teams through leading, supporting, mentoring, and collaborating, to fostering better relationships with our customers.


Every day we look for opportunities to grow and achieve greatness – together.

This isn’t an “everyone for themselves” environment. Here, we look out for each other. We help each other. We prop each other up during challenging times. 


Because inventing, building, and delivering the future of windows and doors is not a one-person job. It takes all of us.

  • Our collaborative group.
  • Our understanding family.
  • Our strong team.

Working together to inspire greater opportunity for our customers, our community, and our team members. 



  • Competitive compensation
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 401k matching
  • Profit sharing
  • Paid time off
  • Volunteer time off

PGT Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital/family/caregiver status, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local low. PGT Innovations also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.



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