Sr. Buyer/Planner Milpitas, CA

Our client designs, develops and manufactures image capturing products, primarily consisting of high-performance image sensors and digital cameras for use in industrial, scientific, medical and photogrammetry applications.

Management
South Bay - 02
80000 - 90000
9/16/2022
145878
Full Time

Our client designs, develops and manufactures image capturing products, primarily consisting of high-performance image sensors and digital cameras for use in industrial, scientific, medical and photogrammetry applications.

The Digital Imaging segment includes high-performance sensors, cameras and systems, within the visible, infrared, ​ultraviolet and X-ray spectra for use in industrial, government and medical applications, as well as micro electro-mechanical systems (“MEMS”). It also includes sponsored and centralized research laboratories benefiting government programs and businesses.

Responsibilities:

Evaluates, selects, places, and expedites assigned procurement contracts or portions of a procurement contract of high complexity, diversification or expense. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. At this level, tasks and assignments tend to be complex, non-routine and/or require a greater level of expertise and duties are performed under very limited supervision. May coordinate activities of other personnel.

  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs.
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.
  • Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute commodity in a cost effective manner.
  • Daily availability to include evenings and weekends when necessary to reach goals and deadlines.
  • Experience with SAP ERP is desirable
  • Communicates commodity availability and/or delivery disruption to production/sales team
  • Inventory management
  • Ensure commodity inventory aligns with production rates.
  • Manage supplier/vendor relationships
  • Translates sales forecasts into purchase orders

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in a related field and 10-15 years of directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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