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Buyer/Planner II - Hybrid Option

SlingShot Connections
Scotts Valley, CA
  • Posted: 19 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description


Key to this role is ensuring quality material and/or parts are procured so they are available on time and at the correct cost to support sales and production needs that meet our customer’s requirements. The Buyer/Planner is responsible for managing the suppliers (supply chain) for their assigned commodities. This includes material, components, and/or services starting with the sub-tiered supplier and all material processes and/or considerations along the way, up to the shipment and subsequent receipt of the product by our customers.


•        Manage assigned suppliers and commodities to meet cost, delivery, productization, quality, and capacity objectives and ensure on-time delivery of orders, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options

•        Highly organized with the ability to pay close attention to details to optimize quality processes and increase efficiency

•        Excellent analytical abilities to identify quality problems and develop appropriate solutions in a timely manner

•        Follow documented processes and standard work procedures

•        Regularly track, evaluate, and report supplier quality and performance benchmarks and risks associated with the preferred supply base selection (On-Time Delivery, Lead Times, Capacity, etc.); Work with suppliers as needed to improve their KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators), such as On-Time Delivery

•        Obtain quotes, and negotiate pricing, delivery, and terms with suppliers to meet Team objectives

•        Plan material to meet production and place purchase orders for the procurement of production and non-production material, components, and/or services, as required by MRP, forecasts, production schedules, or authorized purchase requests as required

•        Make cost-effective purchasing decisions and supplier selections considering potential price breaks versus the cost of carrying excess inventory; Supplier considerations include not just cost but capacity, flexibility to change, and reliability; (Total cost includes price, transportation/landed cost, quality, and on-time delivery)

•        Manage open Purchase Orders and maintain a continuous effort to eliminate material shortages daily; expediting, deferring, or canceling purchase orders as required, based on schedule and/or inventory changes

•        Ensure the timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of; PO issues, invoice discrepancies, returns, quality problems, etc.


•        Results-driven, self-starter, who can work independently                                                                

•        Adheres to rules                                                                                                                     

•        Enjoys working on detailed tasks                                                                                                 

•        Good team player who can work efficiently with minimal supervision                                            

•        Keeps people informed and builds relationships                                                                                 

•        Calm, level-headed, and handles stress well                                                                                       

•        Self-motivated, creative thinking, and strong problem-solving capabilities                                     

•        Persistence with a desire to drive to the true root cause of problems/issues                                   

•        Effective time management skills                                                                                               

•        Confident decision-maker                                                                                                          

•        Strong computer skills, especially proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint                                  

•        Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate cross-functionally at all levels


•        Experience with PCA and Box Build Manufacturing

•        Quick learner who handles complexity well

•        Enjoys learning, is open to new ideas, innovative

•        Willing to go the extra mile

•        Experience in Electronics Industry, PCA, and Box Build Manufacturing

•        APICS CSCP certificate or equivalent (AKA: ASCM [Association of Supply Chain Management])

•        Experience with SYSPRO

Company Description
The SlingShot advantage is our talent team’s focus on candidate relationships. Innovative, creative recruiting and placement are our priorities. With our agents’ long-time industry experience, SlingShot Connections prides itself on the ability to secure in-demand talent and expertly match it to individual company cultures.

SlingShot Connections


Scotts Valley, CA



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