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Senior Buyer Planner
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 7-10 years procurement experience in manufacturing, including pilot to NPI manufacturing
  • Proven supplier management experience, including supplier performance reviews
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, components, and supply chain management
  • Fluency in statistical problem-solving techniques as applied to procurement and manufacturing operations
  • Experience with NetSuite and the associated system maintenance
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers locally and internationally
  • Proficiency in MS office including advanced Excel skills
  • Lead regular and special procurement of goods, materials, components or services in line with cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Maintain continuous supply of the goods/materials critical to company operations
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and vendors to develop component specifications, compile forecasts for vendors, and assist operations in managing the impact of supply constraints
  • Explore market opportunities to reduce costs by identifying, engaging, and negotiating with existing and new vendors and suppliers
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers with supplier performance reviews to ensure compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Source and assess quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders with selected suppliers to meet organizational targets and requirements
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans
  • Maintain active communication with vendors and stakeholders to rapidly identify and communicate changes in the supply of goods critical to company operations
  • Participate in supply/inventory reviews and communicate possible risks, shortfalls, and oversupply to the company's demand forecast
Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Developer and supplier of Prussian Blue Sodium Ion battery solutions
Company Overview
Natron is transforming industrial power. The company is building sustainable, sodium-ion batteries.