The Buyer is responsible for the sourcing of materials and services to support cross functional departments, manufacturing and service of complex electromechanical capital equipment operations. This role requires a high degree of interaction with R&D, Manufacturing, QA, Finance and suppliers to help launch new products in a dynamic and evolving startup environment.
Work closely with R&D and product development team(s) to procure materials in support of aggressive product introduction schedule for complex (1,500 + part numbers) electromechanical system.
Collaborate with suppliers regarding quoting, logistics, and expediting parts.
Place, expedite, and record purchase orders to achieve on-time delivery.
Assist in identifying and qualifying new suppliers in collaboration with Supply Chain Management, Quality and Engineering personnel.
Perform non-product purchasing in support of general business operations.
Responsible for loading forecast, running Material Requirements Planning (MRP), analyzing MRP system data to ensure timely material planning.
Ensure accurate and timely records of materials received, moved, produced, stored and shipped into and out of the facility. Reconcile with Accounting as required.
Work with QA and Manufacturing to resolve non-conformance reports (NCR) and implement change orders (CO). Manage inventory disposition, responsible for RMA (Return Material Authorization), rework material, and associated paperwork.
Other duties as assigned.
Education – High School Graduate
BOM maintenance experience with Arena or similar Product Lifecycle Management system
Experience at utilizing Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems
Supplier relationship management
Strong attention to detail
Strong Excel skills
Superior communication and interpersonal skills for managing external suppliers and internal stakeholders
Proven ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner; strong problem-solving skills
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO 13485 compliance experience preferred