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Electronic Parts Purchasing

Job Type: Full-time 

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Job Description: 

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual. As a Purchasing Agent, you will have the opportunity to manage and maintain quality inventory, implement process improvement, negotiate pricing, and manage relationships with key suppliers. The ideal candidate will be capable of handling multiple responsibilities. 

  

The purchasing agent also is responsible for all tasks related to the procurement process, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following: procuring components, data entry and maintaining of purchase orders, corresponding and negotiating pricing and delivery dates with suppliers, tracking and monitoring supplier performance against key measurements, minimizing excess material exposure and liability, balancing the cost of procurement with inventory investment levels, negotiating fair market pricing and continuously monitoring, expediting and verifying the material pipeline to assure MRP requirements are met. Strives to identify and implement continuous process improvements.

 

This position works closely with the internal departments of Electronic Production, Electronic Engineering, Accounting, Machine Shop and Receiving Departments.

This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Excellent communication skills and accuracy are vitally important.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

         Reading MRP material plan and purchasing electronic components, PCBs, PCB assemblies, supplies, and sub-assemblies.
 

         Maintaining proper planning criteria for parts.
 

         Support Electronic Engineering with prototype parts procurement.
 

         Proactively analyze information to prevent procurement and lead-time issues.
 

         Continuously negotiate and improve material/manufacturing supply lead time and pricing.
 

         Proactive response to Manufacturing Engineering BOM changes.
 

         Expeditious quotation preparation on new parts as required.
 

         Implement cost reductions through identifying alternate sources while maintaining quality.
 

         Support production operations to resolve any inventory issues.
 

         Maintain strong vendor contact in order to get the best prices and avoid delays in shipments.
 

         Works with company departments to determine supply needs and time lines.
 

         Seeks price quotes from multiple vendors and negotiates to secure the lowest price available on goods of comparable quality.
 

         Investigates potential suppliers to ensure their reliability and the quality of their products and places orders with adequate lead time to ensure on-time arrival of supplies.
 

         Monitors orders in progress to ensure items are delivered according to the time line and specifications.
 

         Works with suppliers to address problems that arise, such as items being out of stock or backordered.
 

         Responsible for placement, confirmation, and closing of purchase orders.
 

         Ensure appropriate management of our inventory to meet sales forecasts and needs. Where possible, reduce cost of inventory. Maintain inventory levels for products and supplies and monitor trends to determine order points and buy quantities.
 

         Develop a working knowledge of the market economics, and regulatory environment that may impact pricing, supply, or supplier performance.
 

         Maintain and expand ROHS compliance of all parts and certificates of compliance.
 

         Research, develop, recommend and implement profitable purchasing strategies.
 

         Arranges for disposal of surplus materials and reviews slow moving and obsolete inventory with Engineering and Accounting to ensure proper disposition as well as manages all applicable vendor scrap allowance/product return programs.
 

         Maintains, and publishes appropriate procedural papers as required, including ISO-required procurement documentation.
 

         Using MRP and/or manual requisitions, analyze demand to determine need.
 

         Send out RFQ's for price and availability.
 

         Process RMA's for all purchased electronic parts.
 

         Help drive profitability through good understanding of our materials as they relate to our desired business goals.
 

         Generates and monitors standard purchase orders and blanket purchase orders for assigned programs.
 

         Maintain reorder points and safety stock values for all electronics parts.

         Additional duties as required.

 

Qualifications: 

 

         MUST HAVE prior knowledge of electronic components including surface mount and through-hole components.
 

         Knowledge of PCB assembly processes a plus and preferred.
 

         Ability to work independently and with groups.
 

         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 

         Capable of interfacing with management for both internal and external customers.
 

         Intermediate knowledge of Excel with proficiency in Microsoft Office, databases, various purchasing software and the ability to type efficiently.
 

         Knowledge of the electronic component industry.
 

         Knowledge of ISO-9000 a plus.
 

         Exhibits negotiation skills.
 

         A strong analytical mindset and attention to detail.
 

         Outstanding organizational skills.

  

Experience: 

 

         Purchasing: 2 years (In electronic industry)

 

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