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Associate Buyer

Company: SMC Ltd.
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

As a contract manufacturer, SMC provides full service solutions for the medical device, drug delivery, and diagnostics markets. Our focus is single use and single patient finished devices. Because we focus on only the healthcare market, we are able to serve the range of high volume to low volume needs. SMC works with each customer to understand the volume expectations, the cost parameters, and the device regulatory requirements. Our range of volume experience also lends itself to a strong capability in meeting the scale-up needs of the device as it moves from development, to clinicals, to full commercialization.

From concept to completion, the success of your program is also a measure of our success. We value long term relationships so your SMC experience is important to us. Our reward for a job well done is being awarded your next program.

In the position as an Associate Buyer, you will perform duties associated with the buying process.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Receiving and reviewing miscellaneous requisitions:

Assisting the buyers with POs for chemicals, supplies, and other raw materials
Monitoring all open purchase orders
Negotiating the best price from vendors and determining ways to obtain cost reductions
Issue POs and verify that suppliers have received them
Ensure that all the materials are received in the lead time established
Communicate when there may be issues with delivery dates
Obtain material certification when is required
Maintain prices, lead time, and suppliers information in ERP system
Develop Kanban system when necessary
Work to achieve department indicators
Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations
Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent required
The ability to follow oral and written instructions and to understand, speak and read English
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Must be a self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision
Must be proficient in counting and math
At least 1-2 years previous experience in a similar position required

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience within the medical device industry.

ADA Requirements:

Typically sits, grasps items and performs keyboarding for frequent operation of a computer
Stand, walk, bend, reach or otherwise move about occasionally
Lift, move or otherwise transfer items up to 30 lbs. occasionally
Occasional exposure to typical machine shop physical hazards
Travel by air or car occasionally

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Keywords: SMC Ltd., Santa Rosa , Associate Buyer, Other , Santa Rosa, California

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