Celera Motions precision motion control products solve challenges for technology-driven medical and advanced manufacturing original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are growing and are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Buyer/Planner to join our high performing technology team. Our products are used in some of the most advanced mechatronics and robotics applications in the world.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and highly organized self-starter with significant project management, applications knowledge, communication and technical problem-solving skills to ensure execution of our global labor and material productivity initiatives.
Support E&O review by managing incoming material through just in time (JIT) process and working towards avoiding excess inventory
Responsible for the processing of purchase requisitions submitted by internal customers and from the MRP planning system for assigned commodities from a qualified supplier base in a cost-effective manner consistent with the company's processes and procedures.
Solicit bids, analyze quotations, select or recommend suppliers, and negotiate purchase agreements in concert with the highest quality at the lowest total cost.
Assist in the review of engineering drawings/specifications and solicit recommendations from suppliers that will provide reduced lead times, lower cost and product improvements.
Work with suppliers to establish and implement KANBAN purchase agreements that support the reduction of lead times, on time deliveries, the prevention of excess inventories, and increased inventory turns.
Continue to research and develop sources of supply for assigned commodities with a continuous improvement approach to achieve 100% on-time delivery and quality.
Support sourcing initiatives collaborating with Sourcing and Quality team
Conduct meetings with current suppliers and potential new suppliers to actively investigate internal capabilities in providing goods and services in accordance with our requirements and specifications. Discuss/review with current suppliers their performances in delivery and quality. In addition, these meetings should include, but not limited to, discussions concerning the suppliers current production capabilities, quality systems in place, in house engineering, and their financial status.
4+ years of purchasing experience
Education: BS/BA degree in a business or technical field
Hands-on experience with Oracle and lower level ERP systems
APICS certification desirable
Ability to drive cost reduction projects to achieve consistent PPV and overall material spend reductions
Proven ability to ensure material availability, while reducing inventory and increasing inventory turns.
Systematic approach to analyzing and reducing the supply base to achieve maximize EOQ purchasing for cost effectiveness
Strong negotiation and excellent interpersonal skills
Team player with strong computer, written, verbal and skills
Ability to multitask and manage changing business conditions is essential
Previous experience with opto-electronics and PCB commodities,
Working experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma environments
International purchasing & planning experience a plus
Understand and participate in the SIOP (Sales Inventory Operations Planning) process.