Newark, CA 94560

Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyer/Planner Job Number: 8477

Job Description


  • BA or BS in Business or Technical areas (5+ years of applicable experience in procurement, material planning and NPI)
  • APICS certification or traning (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
  • Familiarity with capital equipment or semiconductor equipment industries
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets and Coupa (or ERP/MRP software IE. Netsuite, Epicor, SAP...etc.)
  • Experience with MS Office, Excel (formulas, Vlookup, pivot tables)
  • Experience working with suppliers and vendors for custom or off the shelf mechanical, optical, electrical, and industrial parts and components
  • Strong attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, strong analytical skills
  • High sense of urgency in placing orders quickly and accurately
  • Strong follow up skills to ensure completion of procurement tasks
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills


  • Perform procurement functions required to achieve the timely and successful delivery of prototypes
  • Execute material planning to drive the timely creation of purchase orders to satisfy demand and maintain flow of work throughout our supply chain.
  • Communicate and coordinate with suppliers to ensure schedule adherence and recovery when required.
  • Review and maintain data integrity including of bills of material accuracy.
  • Track progression of orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary.
  • Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain.
  • Inform management of potential delivery problems and assist in the implementation of both short and long term solutions.
  • Analyzes forecasted demand to ensure safety stock and strategic inventory levels are maintained.


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