Associate Buyer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.* Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased. • Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.* Obtains materials, components, equipment, software and services.* Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.* Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure highest quality at best value. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.Additional duties to include but not limited to:* Coordinates with accounts payable to resolve any credit holds or complex pricing problems to ensure prompt payment and avoid delays to end user; coordinates with receiving department to resolve receipt problems promptly to avoid any delays to end users.* Negotiates contractual terms regarding quantity, price, delivery, quality, freight routings, and other standard or special contract terms.* Expedites supplier material, where required, to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements.* Coordinates the return, rework, or exchange of defective materials.* Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives.* Strong computer skills including experience using ERP/MRP, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint.* Support multiple plant locations. • Must have experience maintaining existing Vendor Management Inventory (VMI)Requirements:MINIMUM EDUCATION: • HS education requiredPREFERRED EDUCATION: • BA or BS degree is preferred. • C.P.M. and/or APICS certification is desirableMINIMUM EXPERIENCE: • Minimum 5-8 years purchasing experience.* Must have experience working in an electronics manufacturing environment.* Must have knowledge and experience in planning, sourcing, purchasing and negotiating numerous commodities: electronic components, PCBAs, electro-mechanical assemblies, cable assemblies, fabricated parts (sheet metal and machined), etc.* Must have experience in an ISO 9000 / AS 9100 quality system.* Knowledge with MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, ERP/MRP systems for planning and purchasing (Syteline 8 experience highly desirable).Due to the nature of the products, applicants must be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident.EMCORE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Job DescriptionThe Buyer in the Merchandising department is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and holds themselves accountable. They effectively and efficiently use their leadership presence through all channels to achieve the best result. They are ...