Supply Chain – Buyer/Planner

Half Moon Bay, CA
Supply Chain
Full-time

Support the organization in all aspects of supply chain including with an emphasis on buying and material planning.

    • Ability to understand and perform functions of demand, forecasting, planning for parts and production, MRP, requisitions, buying, negotiations and supplier management.
    • Identify, quantify and source: cost reduction, risk mitigation and capacity opportunities as related to all facets of the supply chain.
    • Tactically manage suppliers, with an emphasis on supplier quality and delivery performance.
    • Place and update POs / Blanket POs to support the build plan.
    • Learn and become proficient in the company’s ERP system to support all Supply Chain and related activities.
    • Highlight and help eliminate potential procurement hold-ups within the organization at an early stage.
    • Executes expediting strategies.
    • Help identify and establish needed Supply Chain best practices and procedures.
    • Help to identify, quantify and execute Supplier Development and strategic supplier management initiatives.
    • Purchasing Policy and Procedure contribution and adherence including process improvement.

Preferred Experience & Education

    • BA/BS in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Finance or related field of discipline or equivalent experience.
    • Experience with buying and planning within an ERP environment.
    • Ability to get people to do things for you at all levels, internally and externallyAbility to work independently with strong decision-making skills while under limited supervision.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ideal Experience

    • Automotive, Aerospace or similar technical industry
    • Experience with NetSuite ERP Supply Chain modules
    • ISM and APICS certification preferred, e.g., C.P.M., CPIM, CPSM, CSCP.
    • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment and knowledge of applicable tools and methodologies.

Other Traits

    • Must be able to bend, reach and lift moderate weight items
    • Must be well organized  Convincing communicator
    • Assertive / Confident
    • Highly structured worker
    • High attention to detail
    • Self-starter / Results driven / Competitive
    • Team player / Collaborative / Problem solver
    • Action biased
    • Energetic / Passionate
    • Entrepreneurially minded