Electronics Assembly Jobs

Buyer/Planner

Date Posted:

June 21, 2022

Job Category:

Production Purchasing

Company Division:

Spartronics Logan

Location:

Logan, Utah, USA

Job Description:

The Supply Chain Buyer/Planner position is a key role within our strategic plan for Supply Chain management and will be responsible for commodity and supplier management to include sourcing, planning and procuring components which support MRP requirements based on the production schedules and customer requirements. Role requires commodity strategy analysis, RFQ and award process, and supplier negotiations. Responsible for resolving supplier performance issues and accountable for material inventory levels and cost savings targets for the commodities managed. Ensure these activities are completed on time and in accordance with company policies and departmental guidelines. Coordinate preparation of quotes in accordance with customer requests for quotes (RFQ’s) for electronic assembly services. Primarily responsible for preparing the material portion of RFQ’s, which includes analyzing bills of materials, specifications, supplier proposals, and other documentation to complete quote packages.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage strategic suppliers and commodities to meet quality, delivery and cost savings objectives
Create and manage purchase orders and request for quotes to include technical documents, pricing, delivery and key milestones to ensure on-time receipt of materials for manufacturing operations
Maintain the integrity of MRP parameters (lot/order size, lead time, and safety stock)
Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as required
Work closely with manufacturing, shipping/receiving, and project management personnel to avoid any adverse production impact from supplier delivery delays
Set up quote into standard quote templates for all parts to be sent out for quoting, and organizing all information in folder under assigned quote number
Analyze, compare and interpret detailed and sometimes poorly defined information; make sound and accurate judgments based on previous knowledge
Execute material quotation process by gathering and analyzing cost data, using Excel to summarize analyses
Coordinate cross functionally with engineering and Program management
Identify and work to resolve problems that develop, escalating problems encountered to manager in a timely manner when necessary, with recommendations for solutions
Review all material and NRE estimates for each bid and serve as the point of contact for the quote
Recommend more efficient and proficient processes
Participate in customer discussions as required
Other duties as assigned

Requirements
Education/License/Experience:

Required:
High school diploma or GED
5 – 8 years related work experience
MRP planning system
Preferred:
APICS Certification
Bachelor’s degree in business field
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal, analytical, verbal and organizational skills, ability to balance short term priorities and exceptional information analysis
Excellent negotiating skills, project management, time management, written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to make independent decisions/judgments regarding analysis of requirements, analysis of quotes, negotiation and source selection
Must be able to read and understand drawings and technical specifications
Strong Microsoft Excel skills; must be able to navigate the Internet efficiently and effectively

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