Project buyer | 40HRS

Project buyer

Work Location: San Jose, California 95119

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 11-06-2023

Salary: $30 - $36 USD / Hourly


Job Responsibilities


  • Spearhead project-specific purchasing initiatives including but not limited to: new supplier identification, pricing and lead time negotiation, RFQ’s and first-time purchases
  • Collaborate with team members to navigate dynamic timelines and special requirements
  • Analyze, understand, and present supply chain trends including historical usage, forecasts, client trends and designated inventory
  • Advocate for project needs with a customer-focused perspective, utilizing VSE backlog
  • Engage with cross-functional stake holders (including commodity buyers, planners, and project coordinators) to identify priorities, drive internal processes, and improve timelines
  • Manage project-specific shortage conversations and play a key role in expediting as well as in supplier relations and material escalation
  • Drive conversations with internal teams to identify and solve material obsolescence, quality or availability issues (including but not limited to: Engineering, Receiving, Quality)
  • Present project updates on critical checkpoints and recommended actions to Business Unit Managers and Materials Management Team on a regular basis
  • Identify improvement opportunities in internal planning and procurement processes


Job Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in project management, purchasing, production planning or similar operational role with strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Solid working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems, and Microsoft Suite
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, including excellent written and verbal language skills
  • Confidence in navigating dynamic timelines and multiple priorities
  • High School Diploma (Bachelor’s or advanced degree a plus)
  • Knowledge of contract manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, or a combination of the two
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams on strategic projects
  • Drive for self, organizational and process improvement
  • High-energy, self-motivated and attentive to detail




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