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The Buyerwill play a lead role in procuring and reconciling commodities assigned to them. This person will work independently, managing multiple time-sensitive duties with the minimal guidance of the Purchasing Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, place and manage purchase orders, communicating and changes or updates on delivery to production.
  • Purchase for MRP, NPI and requisition requests.
  • Manage and prioritize workload independently on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Begins initial set up of a new vendor. Including acquiring vendor certifications and surveys to analyze supplier qualifications.
  • Leads negotiation of their commodities to achieve lower cost, while keeping risk low.
  • Determines fair pricing by using previous company purchases and obtaining multiple quotes.
  • Perform ongoing supplier management to ensure contract terms, conditions and performance of vendors are compliant.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with vendors to ensure company success.
  • Works with internal clients to resolve supplier-related business issues
  • Is a trusted advisor to our Engineering and Sales team
  • Is required to resolve non-conformances of their assigned commodities with the vendor.
  • Manage and strive to reduce obsolescence.
  • Processes orders for simple outplant processes/services. Including managing schedule, transportation and flow of products in and out of company inventory with employees and Vendor.
  • Conduct inventory analysis for excess and obsolete materials.
  • Follows procedures as established in quality manual
  • Other various duties as assigned


  • BS in Business or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5years in production buying in electronic or high-tech manufacturing industry preferred, supplier development experience
  • PCB buying experience
  • Understanding of PCB manufacturing processes
  • Experience working with vendors domestically and overseas preferred
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office Suite, working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and database programs
  • Proven successful negotiation skills
  • Ability to solve difficult problems to ensure business and financial issues result in sound decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationships with vendors and internal customers and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication with management, co-workers, business clients, and suppliers both in person and over the telephone – required 80% of the time