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Senior Electronics Buyer

Company: Infinitum Electric
Location: Liberty Lake
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an experienced Supply Chain/Component Engineer professional with exceptional organization skills, an ability to multitask, excellent communication skills, and a bias for action? Do you want to work with a team that creates innovative electric motors that are changing the world? If so, read on and apply!

Job Summary:

In this role, the candidate will work with electronics engineering, quality, supply chain, operations, product line managers, product compliance engineering, contract manufacturers, and component brokers to sustain and support the continued production of electric motors.

The candidate will review demand requirements, nets on hand inventory and places purchase orders with assigned and selected suppliers. Sources, qualifies, and selects suppliers and Contract Manufacturers. Monitors supplier and contract manufacturers performance. Communicates with and coordinates the activities of suppliers and internal resources to resolve supplier related issues.

A qualified candidate should have a deep knowledge of electronics components and strong problem-solving abilities. Interest and willingness to work and contribute within a collaborative team are a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key interface with electrical engineers to review and suggest alternate components
  • Contact suppliers, obtain quotes, negotiate pricing, and place purchase orders based on demand
  • Establish and maintain vendor-pricing matrixes for both manufacturing and distribution electronic components suppliers
  • Build professional supplier relationships.
  • Prioritize daily responsibilities to meet demands internally and of customers.
  • Generates and maintain a component database including a list of qualified vendors in conjunction with Quality Department
  • Works closely with Sales and Engineering to ensure proper pricing loaded on BOMS for quoting and production and BOM accuracy
  • Key liaison for quotes and RFQ's for Engineering.
  • Resolve invoice and supplier shipment discrepancies, and handle the return of discrepant, non-conforming, or excess materials.
  • Minimize the risk of exposure to excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Work with design teams, Quality, Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams to find and approve alternative parts or replacement.

    Experience:
    • 3-5 years Supply chain experience purchasing electrical components, Electro-mechanical assemblies and PCBA's required in a Make-to-Order Design and Manufacturing environment.
    • Experience using NetSuite or other ERP systems
    • Experience using Arena
    • Experience with PCB design software is desirable, preferably Altium
    • Understanding of PCBA assembly processes is an asset
    • Strong communication skills: must have an ability to prepare test reports and other technical documents.
    • In-depth knowledge of electronic Component, electrical design principles, as well as reviewing the manufacturing challenges to source components.
    • Good Database knowledge of component engineering database Arena & NetSuite databases and understands process to create DCO (Document Change Order), ECR (Engineering Change Request), Deviation RFD (Request for Deviation) and ECO (Engineering Change Order) and has expertise in document control roles and responsibilities.

      Education:
      • Associate degree (A.S.) from recognized STEM university or a certification in Engineering Technology.
      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred)

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Keywords: Infinitum Electric, Coeur d'Alene , Senior Electronics Buyer, Other , Liberty Lake, Idaho

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