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Cambridge, MA

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The Buyer is responsible for purchasing and receiving of materials and equipment required for production. This position will also coordinate activities related to vendor management and inventory control.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Locate and evaluate vendors of materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.
  • Follow-up with vendors to ensure on-time-delivery.
  • Expedite purchase orders when necessary, in order to achieve production goals.
  • Raise awareness of late orders that will affect production.
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Manage part dispositions resulting from Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and revision changes
  • Run Materials Resource Planning (MRP) and maintain relevant information in our ERP system.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor complaints and process Return Material Authorizations (RMA) when needed.
  • Contribute as a member of the Material Review Board (MRB).

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Knowledge and use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications such as MRP, Purchasing, Finance, Inventory control, Receiving, and Shipping.
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks files or mechanical drawings highly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with opto-mechanical systems a plus
  • Familiarity with international vendors and shipping required
  • Familiarity with Quality systems like ISO 9001 preferred
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Productivity tools: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Business or technical bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Operations, Materials, or Quality organizations.
  • Experience with ERP and MRP system preferred