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  • Buyer - NPI & Production

    Requisition ID
    2018-2587
    Experience Level
    Specialist
    Industry
    Agriculture & Construction
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Livermore
    Category
    Operations
  • Overview

    Experienced project buyer required to support New Product Introduction teams with NPI prototype buys. This position will also need to support production manufacturing and service needs.

    Responsibilities

    • Provided Purchasing and Material Planning support for production, manufacturing and service.
    • Support internal customer requirements including regarding new product development and the procurement of prototype parts and sub-assemblies.
    • Work closely with Engineering, Supply Chain Managers, Project Managers, and Suppliers throughout the development stages on design for manufacturability.
    • Manage part modifications, revision changes, and build schedules for new projects. Communicate any changes and modifications on prototypes to suppliers.
    • Manage the quotation process, review all bids, and work with Supply Chain Managers in providing sourcing recommendations.
    • Negotiate and manage suppliers to obtain product information in the areas of price, availability, and delivery schedule.
    • Assist Quality with facilitating First Articles Inspections of prototypes, including all required documentation. Work with Engineering on validation and communicating outcome to Suppliers.
    • Coordinate Material Review Board activity for rejected material, including processing of Quality Notifications, obtaining RMA numbers, and communicating corrective action if required by suppliers.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Well versed in the area of procurement and sourcing process including a fundamental understanding in manufacturing and materials planning and all MRP based activities.
    • Must be a team player with the ability to work cross functionally as an individual contributor in a fast paced, changing environment.
    • Expertise in procurement methods and strong knowledge of quality systems and manufacturing processes.
    • Ability to read mechanical drawings and prints.
    • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required.
    • Detail-oriented and organized, with strong time management skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage several priorities at once.
    • Strong ERP system experience, SAP preferred.
    • Proficient with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within manufacturing planning, procurement and relevant Supply Chain Management activities.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

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