AlterG is looking for a talented, self-motivated, organized and committed individual for our Buyer/Planner position. This position works out of our Operations center in Fremont, CA. The Buyer’s essential role is to ensure that all necessary materials to support production needs are met in a timely manner, at the lowest cost and at the highest quality. To accomplish this role the Buyer will work closely with team members in Production, Quality, R&D, and Management. The Buyer will also interface heavily with our Finance team to ensure vendor payments are accurate and timely.
Essential Functions and Duties include:
- In this role the Buyer is responsible for ensuring all materials are available to support the Production Plan.
- The Buyer uses several inputs and tools to determine what materials need to be purchased and when they need to be delivered, including daily monitoring of material flow through production, Production and Engineering schedules, reorder point, and min/max reports.
- The Buyer works to ensure materials are available to maintain daily production while minimizing inventory using techniques including Kanban, JIT, etc.
- The Buyer monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.
- The Buyer is a key team member in the selection qualified suppliers and manufacturers, the monitoring of existing supplier performance, and develops new supply sources of high dollar value, long lead time, critically needed parts, equipment, materials, or service, and when existing vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
- The Buyer ensures material standards are met and non-conformances minimized and works directly with QC to help solve nonconformance issues.
- The Buyer may assist in the creation and maintenance of Bills of Materials and Part Number information in the respective enterprise-wide systems.
The ideal background of Buyer:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
- 8+ Years Procurement/Buyer Experience in a medical device environment.
- Strong planning, directing, and organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong skills in continuous improvement and cost reduction.
- Strong work ethic with ability to work well under pressure, high initiative, and multi-task.
- Negotiating skills and professional ethics in dealing with vendors and customers.
- Ability to influence others and solve problems by combining excellent analytical, research and communication skills.
- Experience with developing and administering supply agreements and contract management.
- Strong vendor management skills including monitoring quality and delivery performance, vendor corrective action requests and maintenance, lead time reduction and problem resolution.
- Excellent systems aptitude.
- Strong MS Office skills.
- Working knowledge of Agile PLM and Netsuite preferred.
- CPM or CPIM certificate preferred.