Buyer/Planner I

The tension between possibility and practicality is what we resolve. At Arrow, we’ve come full circle— from being a parts supplier at the physical heart of the radio business to being a global partner in the ongoing transformation of the most complex and exciting business on the planet. We are visionaries. Innovators. Mentors. In order to thrive and survive in today’s marketplace, we anticipate what will come tomorrow for our forward-thinking partners.

Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

We are a Fortune 150 company with over 17,000 employees globally. Headquartered in beautiful Denver, Colorado, with offices worldwide.

Five Years Out is a community of builders, designers, engineers and imaginers who navigate the path between possibility and practicality. Creating the future of everything from coffee makers to cars. Are you one of them? Then you’re working with us.

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Buyer Planner I

As a Buyer/Planner you will oversee inventory pipeline and needs to meet customer demand using a combination of system information and specialized reports. Proactively review & approve recommendations as required to ensure on-time delivery of product as well as product availability. Provide assistance and direction to Sales team to ensure contractually required levels of inventory are satisfied


  • Review, analyze and interpret various reports to determine requirements based on material availability, inventory levels and lead times.
  • Ability to perform Root Cause Analysis, develop corrective actions and test and implement processes related to QA and supply chain concerns.
  • Proactively resolve problem situations with suppliers and various company departments while remaining within company inventory guidelines.
  • Manage inventory to financial goals
  • Provide assistance and direction to other stakeholders in the supply chain process to discover / eliminate inefficiencies or adjustments involving the customer and/or AEP/Arrow.
  • Support all non-contract material requirements for the customer and its related sub-contractors.
  • Take a proactive role in the promotion of good communications between all functional areas and the supplier base.
  • Procure material to support current and future demand across the global organization
  • accountable for maintaining inventory within company goals and for minimizing stock-outs of A & B items
  • Position is also accountable for maintaining the integrity of system information; resolving accounting, receiving and customer rejected concerns; ensuring on-time delivery to customers from suppliers; and for supporting sales to increase business
  • In addition, position provides assistance to Product Manager in all areas of Product Management and may provide back-up support in the absence of the Product Manager
  • Create purchase orders and ensure appropriate delivery.
  • Communicate with vendors to obtain product, price, availability, and delivery information.


  • College degree or equivalent technical training and experience (i.e. working in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment requiring ongoing problem solving/analytical skills)
  • 2-4 years related experience
  • Prior knowledge & experience with financial/profitability concepts & models
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong PC Literacy on MS Office Applications
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for customer service

Preferred Requirements:

  • Direct applicable experience (e.g. replenishment buyer/specialist, inventory specialist, re-stock buyer, wholesale/retail buyer) strongly preferred.
  • Exhibits the analytical and problem solving ability necessary to make effective buying decisions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high transaction environment with strong organizational, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Solid ability to perform basic math calculations including but not limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and teamwork skills in order to develop effective relationships with individuals and groups inside and outside the organization
  • Exhibits a strong customer service orientation with a strong sense of urgency to responding to internal customer needs
  • Experience in Military/Aerospace industry

At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.

Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Arrow Electronics, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please refer to our Hiring Process & Accommodations Request Instructions on our Career Site to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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