Ref No.: 17-92475
Location: San Jose, California
Start Date: 12/13/2017


Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position

Job Title: Buyer - Engineering
Job ID: TMO-REQ-000328
Location: 355 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, California 95134
Duration: 12 Months contract

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, this individual will plan and procure production materials, equipment and maintenance supplies as well as perform varied assignments to procure supplies, raw materials, equipment and services necessary for the operation of the organization. Following established procedures, practices and policies to obtain quotations, evaluate proposals, award purchase orders and expedite delivery of goods and services will be requirements of this role.

Key Responsibilities: 

Spending time planning, scheduling, and monitoring materials into production
Planning material requirements to support inventory and sourcing objectives. 
Collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and vendors to identify and realize improvements in quality, delivery and price is essential.
Providing input to management regarding problems such as shortages, design changes, backlogs, and the like will be a top priority in this role.
Assisting in developing and improving materials management procedures and continuously working toward developing an improved supplier base. 
Conducting internal and vendor audits is also a part of this role. 
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Knowledge of purchasing practices (including methods of establishing costs, selling prices, and terms and general knowledge of business law relative to procurement practices) as well as knowledge of planning practices  (including inventory management, job scheduling and demand flow theory) are a must in this Buyer/Planner position. 
It is essential to have the ability to understand and analyze Bills of Materials, Master Schedule and excess and obsolete inventory and also the ability to collect, analyze and summarize information and trends. 
Knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at a price consistent with quality and quantity is also a must.
Proficient in MS Office software and ERP systems.
Minimal travel required for this position.
Demonstrated proficiency of Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field from an accredited institution is required.
3+ years equivalent experience in purchasing or material/production planning and scheduling. 

Please apply on our company website ( with reference to job ID, or contact me at / 973.507.7539
Team Lead – Staffing
Artech Information Systems LLC
360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960
Office: 973.507.7539 | Fax: 973.998.2599
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