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Posted on 6/18/2024

Apptronik

Apptronik

51-200 employees

Develops robots for logistics and manufacturing

Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation

Senior

Austin, TX, USA

Category
Production Planning & Scheduling
Procurement & Sourcing
Operations & Logistics
Required Skills
Communications
Requirements
  • 5-7 years experience in planning production, inventory, and purchasing electromechanical parts and assemblies
  • Thorough understanding of bills of material
  • Own the purchasing process and take pride in accuracy
  • Excellent leadership, communication, computer and math skills
  • Solid technology, ERP, and computer skills
  • Experience planning and purchasing within a manufacturing organization
  • Self-starter who works well independently and with a team with outstanding ability to follow up with minimal direction by seeking answers and a focus on team success
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to maintain inventory at optimal levels and meet production schedules.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure advantageous terms, including pricing, delivery schedules, and quality standards.
  • Analyze market trends and supplier performance to identify opportunities for cost savings and supply chain improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality assurance, and engineering, to ensure material specifications are met.
  • Manage the purchase order process from creation through to closure, including adjustments based on changing demands and supplier issues.
  • Implement risk management strategies to mitigate potential supply chain disruptions.
  • Conduct inventory obsolescence reviews and develop strategies to minimize excess and obsolete stock.

Apptronik specializes in building versatile robots for logistics, manufacturing, and construction, designed to work alongside humans and address labor shortages, high turnover, workers' comp claims, and work-related injuries. The company's robots are focused on accomplishing tasks that humans prefer not to do, with a forthcoming product named Apollo.

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$19.6M

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Founded

2015

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

30%

2 year growth

73%
INACTIVE