Full-Time

Planner/Buyer

Posted on 2/2/2023

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Manufactures sodium-ion batteries with Prussian blue technology

Hardware
Energy

Mid, Senior, Expert

Holland, MI, USA

Requirements
  • 7-10 years procurement experience in 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
Responsibilities
  • Manage assign commodities by communicating MRP changes to the suppliers, minimizing obsolete inventory while achieving the optimum inventory levels
  • Manage monthly and year end physical inventory audits of all raw materials, WIP, and finish goods
  • Manage inventory pipelines from NPI to manufacturing and/or off-site contract manufacturers
  • Utilize company ERP system for inventory management and schedule optimization
  • Plan and coordinate all material requirements of assign commodities and supplier availability utilizing the MRP system
  • Synchronize with freight forwarders to arrange and prepare documentation shipment export. Handle manifest on container moves, supervise export packing with freight forwarders
  • Research and source new suppliers of manufacture goods, prepare and release RFQ's, negotiate pricing and prepare purchase orders
  • Reduce credit holds and reestablish positive account status during ERP implementation
  • Expedite any urgent purchase requisitions when essential items are needed immediately
  • Identify critical long-lead items and support project cost-management initiatives
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with NetSuite and the associated system maintenance
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers locally and internationally
  • Proficiency in MS office including advanced Excel skills

Natron Energy designs and manufactures sodium-ion batteries with unique Prussian blue electrode chemistry, which offers superior performance, safety, and sustainability. Their commitment to exceeding industry standards like UL 1973, combined with pioneering a safe and efficient alternative to traditional battery technologies, creates a dynamic work environment. The focus on enhancing power density, recharging speed, and longevity positions this company as a leader within the energy storage sector.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$301.8M

Headquarters

Santa Clara, California

Founded

2012

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

19%

1 year growth

28%

2 year growth

93%
INACTIVE