Overview

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

The main role of the Buyer is review and purchase material, hardware, and supplies through the ERP system. This role is responsible for preparing and placing purchase orders, managing supply amounts and schedules, and monitoring the supplier performance. This role works closely with Operations to ensure production schedule can be met with the resources available. Buyer must be able to organize, record and report all material needs and update the ERP system with the latest information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Purchasing

a) Negotiate directly with vendors to secure terms, pricing, and lead time.

b) Process requisitions and order requirements.

c) Manage supply chain to support production schedule.

d) Continually communicate the needs of the company and the supply chain to achieve mutual success.

e) Review requisitions, purchases and estimates to identify areas of potential cost reduction to improve profitability.

f) Create, track and expedite purchase orders as needed to support production.

g) Assist with the receipt of purchased materials and services, keeping detailed records of purchases.

h) Effectively and efficiently communicate progress and disruptions in the supply chain by reporting the status of all open orders.

i) Research and develop new suppliers to improve supplier base.

j) Demonstrate effective communication with all levels of management and the team.

2. Quality Assurance

a) Perform training and adherence to all purchasing procedures.

b) Maintain quality objectives and processes including documentation.

c) Participate in CAPA and NC investigations as needed and support continuous improvement activities.

3. Logistics

a) Follow all in-bound routing guidelines and ensure the most economical transport of product.

b) Understand the process workflow of receiving and lot control requirements.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

– Prior experience with outsourcing product and equipment is a plus.
– Prior experience with planning to ensure that product is ordered/received to meet customer deadlines is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

– Associate or bachelor’s degree, preferred, or equivalent
– Prefer experience with outsourcing and planning & purchasing

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

– Strong communication skills
– Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
– Experience with ERP systems (e.g., JobBOSS) preferred
– Proficient math skills
– Time management and organizational skills
– Ability to exercise independent judgement and make sound decisions
– Take ownership and operate with minimal supervision
– Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs)

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are a set of quantifiable measurements used to gauge overall long-term performance of a company, department, or position. KPIs specifically help determine achievements as they compare performance to a set of targets, objective, or goals. The following KPIs apply to the position and/or department applicable to this job description:

– Supplier Product Quality
– Supplier On Time Delivery
– Revenue/Expense Ratio
– COGS/Sales Ratio
– Credit terms
– JIT Inventory Management

BENEFITS

SAS/TTH offers the following benefits:

– 401(k) matching
– Health insurance and HSA
– Voluntary life insurance
– Dental and vision insurance
– ST/LT disability
– Paid time off and holidays
– Critical illness
– Accidental death and disability

ITAR REQUIREMENTS

Sea Air Space Machining & Molding/The Technology House (SAS/TTH) has a responsibility to comply with all applicable requirements set forth by International Traffic Arms Regulations, or ITAR (22 CFR 120-130). As such, this position may have access to ITAR controlled information, and the candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

VISION, MISSION & VALUES

The Purpose of TTH/SAS is to create superior value to our customers by utilizing advanced technology to keep our customers at the forefront of their field.

Our Vision is to be a customer-centric, premier contract manufacturer by merging cutting-edge additive technology and traditional manufacturing to deliver quality products faster than ever before.

Our Mission is to invest in new technologies and empower our people to continuously improve our processes to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and service.

We strive to meet these while following our core Values: Teamwork, Quality, Innovative Technology, and Accountability.

About The Technology House

The Technology House (TTH) is a private, family-owned contract manufacturer blending advanced and traditional manufacturing processes to provide an end-to-end product solution from design to prototype to production. TTH was founded back in 1996 and has been at the forefront of engineering, product development, 3D Printing, CNC Machining and Injection Molding for the Medical, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial and Consumer Goods industries for prototypes and productions. The 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing community recognize TTH as a leader in the industry with over 20 years of experience.

Being involved in product development means that TTH is an exciting fast-paced environment with a variety of different projects with different needs and requirements. TTH prides itself on providing our core values to our employees and partners no matter the project: Quality, Accountability, Teamwork and Innovation Technology.

TTH's cornerstone of success has been the ability to adapt to industry and client market changes by finding new, cutting-edge material and technology solutions, then developing them with clients for production. At TTH there are a variety of products produced from retail store shelves to hospitals to the International Space Station; all are created under one roof, with one team.