We Improve Lives—that’s what drives us. It’s what makes us better, more innovative, more compelled to work harder. What we do is develop superior point-of-care rapid testing solutions for healthcare providers around the world; what we help create is healthier lives and communities.

Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. is seeking a motivated Buyer/Planner to join our fast paced Operations department

Job Title:

Buyer/Planner- Supply Chain



Reports To:

Sr. Manager of Supply Chain

Position Summary:

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for purchasing merchandise, materials, components, equipment, and/or services; and performing a variety of production planning activities required to attain production objectives

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Control inventory impact by analyzing Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) vs consumption
  • Maintain Inventory records on MRP System.
  • Maintain MRP health by aligning PO dates and managing PO quantities
  • Create & process purchase order & confirmations.
  • Manage & review inventory levels, Part Maintenance & Open Purchase order reports.
  • Prepare quotes & update pricing.
  • Review Purchase orders & confirmation for correct pricing.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to attain lowest possible total cost for purchased commodities. Monitor cost, delivery, product quality or performance and inventory.
  • Source out new vendors for new and existing products.
  • Develop & maintain positive relationships with vendors.
  • Good communication & organizational skills
  • Work closely with QA to follow correct procedure for Newly Approved Vendors and update vendor list
  • Track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary
  • Analyze shortages by work order and/or customer order and communicate to Production
  • Communicate frequently and proactively with customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships
Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years of relevant experience required in Purchasing/Planning; previous experience within in a regulated medical device or pharmaceutical environment required.
  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 9001 strongly preferred.
  • Computer literacy required; knowledge of MRP software systems, Microsoft Office and experience with large enterprise resource planning (ERP) system required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Good planning, organizational and time management skills are required.
Performance Indicators:
  • Ability to provide accurate reports in a timely manner;
  • Ability to prevent/minimize backorders and stock-outs; ability to resolve backorders and stock-outs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems.
  • Interpersonal, communicational and organizational skills.
  • Ability to implement and improve functional knowledge.
  • Ability to meet internal customer needs; customer satisfaction.
  • Flexible, adaptable work behavior; ability to manage change effectively.

    Full benefit package including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Sick/Vacation/Holidays
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company outings and much more

Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. is a public company serving the increasing global demand for rapid tests needed for the effective prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other conditions.
Located minutes off the Long Island Expressway in Medford, NY, Chembio operates a research and manufacturing facility that is registered with the US FDA.

For immediate consideration, please send a resume and salary requirements to Chembio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about Chembio Diagnostic Systems Inc., please visit our website at