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Buyer/Planner  (PCB / Cores/ Magnetics)


  • The ability to manage day to day tactical purchasing requirements for the PCB and Core/Magnetics commodity
    • Placing and executing orders to MRP to insure OTD to support production
    • Managing shortages and expedites as needed
    • Managing debits and credits
    • Responsibly managing inventory levels for circuit boards and cores/magnetics
    • Program manage/lead  end of life procurement activities and coordinate activities internally with sales, engineering, operations, etc.
    • Create daily status reports for shortage meetings. 
    • Manage RMA’s, ECO’s, PPV’s and E&O activity for respective commodities
  • Manage daily PO status and maintenance to ensure accurate MRP reporting
  • Work with receiving to manage daily PO receipt issues to insure steady flow of inventory
  • Organize and lead daily/weekly vendor calls to manage open orders, shortages, etc.
  • Work off hours to support supplier calls to manage expedites as necessary
  • Familiarity with establishing procurement contracts (master vendor agreements, etc.)

NPI Responsibilities:

  • The personality and desire to work in a fast paced engineering environment
  • The ability to communicate effectively daily status/updates to the engineering team
    • Daily PO maintenance to ensure accurate reporting to the engineering organization
  • Proven ability to self-manage and track multiple open orders/projects simultaneously
    • Proactively identify and manage risks to prevent delays
  • The ability to perform cost role ups and identify key elements driving cost in a new product environment
  • Familiarity with implementing supply chain logistics (i.e. VMI, hubbing, etc.)


  • Proficient in excel (managing databases and BOM cost roll ups)
  • BA in Business Administration or Science & Engineering required
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years in a similar Buying/Purchasing Role
  • Familiarity with various ERP
  • Proficient in summarizing data both in excel and presentation format
  • The ability to present internally and externally on part status/shortage
  • Demonstrated program mgt. skills and the ability to track multiple projects and associated part status on a daily basis
  • The ability to present and communicate clearly and concisely at all levels of the corporation

The ability to work off hours to manage expedites/communication with suppliers



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