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Associate Buyer

Company: SMC Ltd.
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 25, 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 materialsMonitoring all open purchase ordersNegotiating the best price from vendors and determining ways to obtain cost reductionsIssue POs and verify that suppliers have received themEnsure that all the materials are received in the lead time establishedCommunicate when there may be issues with delivery datesObtain material certification when is requiredMaintain prices, lead time, and suppliers information in ERP systemDevelop Kanban system when necessaryWork to achieve department indicatorsMake purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulationsPerform other duties as assignedEssential Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalent requiredThe ability to follow oral and written instructions and to understand, speak and read EnglishStrong interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to work well in a team environmentMust be a self-starter, able to work with minimum supervisionMust be proficient in counting and mathAt least 1-2 years previous experience in a similar position requiredDesirable Qualifications:Experience within the medical device industry.ADA Requirements:Typically sits, grasps items and performs keyboarding for frequent operation of a computerStand, walk, bend, reach or otherwise move about occasionallyLift, move or otherwise transfer items up to 30 lbs. occasionallyOccasional exposure to typical machine shop physical hazardsTravel by air or car occasionally #IND#LI-SS1

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

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