Buyer

San Jose, California, United States Full-time

Position Summary:   

Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Manager the Buyer will contribute towards the development and on-going management and enhancement of InnoTrans supply chain.  He or she will execute all activities related to procurement, from intent to purchase through to delivery ensuring accurate shipment of materials in accordance with established pricing, requested quantities and service agreements to meet customer demand planning needs.  

Qualifications:

The following criteria are the minimum qualifications required for this position:

  • Degree in Business or a related field;
  • Ability to understand basic aspects of electronic and electrical components gained through a minimum of five (5) years’ purchasing experience within an electronics manufacturing environment;
  • APICS Certification or working towards would be an asset;
  • Experience with a recognized ERP tool, “Expandables” would be an asset;
  • Experience buying for new product introduction from an R+D to prototype and production launch environment preferred;
  • Ability to manage / coordinate full inventory product life cycle; from new product introduction (NPI) through end of life (EOL);
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously while maintaining quality of work and meetings deadlines;
  • Team-oriented operating style with effective interpersonal skills Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Superior communication skills both oral and written
  • Proficient with various computer programs including; Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and internet applications;

Representative Responsibilities:

The following duties outline, but do not limit, the regular position requirements.  These may be revised from time to time as business conditions dictate, at the discretion of the Manager.

  • Continually reduces total “Bill of Material” (BOM) cost by driving cost reduction through effective sourcing, negotiation and combination of suppliers;
  • Evaluate supply requirements based on planning demand and selects from existing approved supplier listing or source and participate in the evaluation of new suppliers as appropriate;
  • Assist in the negotiation of competitive pricing and service level agreements;
  • Monitor supplier performance and proactively communicate demand forecast to ensure continuity of required inventory, based on historic and/or expected demand;
  • Analyze supply and demand requirements to recommend and take action on material to expedite, push out, cancel or place PO’s as required;
  • Input new supplier details into the ERP system, ensuring all information necessary for purchasing/inventory is entered;
  • Input approved purchase requests and create purchase orders;
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding purchase orders and resolve issues that may hamper the fulfillment of such P.O.’s on a regular basis;
  • Prepare purchasing reports for management analysis;
  • Proactively communicate key activities and issue to the Supply Manager;
  • Assist with a variety of general office administration support services.

Supervision:

This position does not directly or indirectly supervise staff.  

Financial:

This position does not have financial management responsibilities but will influence operating costs through effective negotiation with suppliers and records transactions/inputs data used in financial analysis, reporting and planning. 

 

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