Senior Buyer - PCB

  • Category
  • Location
    Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Type
    Direct hire

Senior Buyer - Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), cable assemblies and other electronic components
North Shore of Boston location

** Candidates must have a minimum of a BS degree, be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change quickly and must be passionate about their chosen profession.

This position has the primary responsible for purchasing components and maintaining an open line of communication with a variety of suppliers. Our buyers work with various departments within the company. This position communicates daily with the production control team on component issues, the accounting department on costing/invoicing concerns, the quality department on NCR's and receiving inspections, and our engineering team on ECO's. Our buyers are continually working with our suppliers to improve supplier on-time delivery. The Senior Buyer will also initiate cost down activities.

The focus of this position is Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), cable assemblies and other electronic components. This will involve working with contract manufacturers, cable manufacturers and COTS suppliers. Other commodity categories will be added to this position based on overall workload.

The positon reports to the Purchasing Manager and will act as individual contributor position with high visibility and critical path deliverables.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Support Production MRP requirements for electronic components (PCBAs, cables, etc.)
  • Develop partnerships with electronic component suppliers
  • Execute NPI material requirements (time to market needs)
  • Review open orders – expedite when required
  • Participate in supplier audits
  • Implement Kanban agreements
  • Monitor supplier OTD and QPPM supplier scorecards

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Proven or demonstrable negotiation skills
  • MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Outstanding communication and analytical skills
  • Able to work within a schedule driven environment. Timing and a sense of urgency is a critical function of this role
  • Experience working with shifting priorities and moving deadlines
  • Good Project Management experience
  • APICS or Six Sigma certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • MRP and Engineering Design tool experience required

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Operations Management or related field.
  • Candidates with professional certifications will be preferred


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