The Supply Chain Buyer is a dynamic and talented individual that contributes to making supply chain efficient and flexible. The successful candidate must be process-oriented, data-driven, and have direct experience managing complex projects. As the Supply Chain Buyer, you will be responsible for supporting the development and maintaining supplier relationships to support the product lifecycle. The candidate must be comfortable in regularly negotiating contracts and pricing. They also must be analytical and be able to interpret and present data that can be used to drive decisions that impact the business.

As a Supply Chain Buyer, you will:

  • Have responsibility for coordinating, communicating, and tracking supply chain projects while developing and managing new and existing supplier base
  • Generate RFQs and POs for raw material, finished goods, and spare parts, while leveraging previously-negotiated pricing
  • Manage contract manufacturer to ensure production is running, and evaluate and create alternative options for potential stock-outs
  • Assist with negotiating volume-based purchase agreements, while securing favorable terms and sustainable supply chains by leveraging key partnerships
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental teams to effectively manage all aspects of product supply chain are well developed and maintained throughout product lifecycle
  • Coordinate and drive supplier quality improvement
  • Plan for phase-in and phase-out of components while maintaining sufficient material days on hand
  • Review and evaluate cost savings opportunities, work with key stakeholders to implement changes to programs
  • Oversee development of systems and processes to continually improve performance
  • Conduct in-depth analysis for bill of material (BOM) changes that impact overall pricing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant business field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing purchasing and/or production planning experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of common business practices relating to purchasing, pricing, terms, shipment taxes and freight policies
  • Experience with ERP and/or inventory management systems
  • Outstanding communication skills: ability to synthesize complex information into simple, actionable insights and communicate technical requirements
  • Positive attitude, high energy, and an eagerness to learn and work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development lifecycles, design change and document change control, product and process verification and validation methodologies, and manufacturing/production process control methodologies

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Experience with appliance, automotive, or electromechanical device manufacturing a plus

Sometimes, it’s the little (virtual) things:

  • Weekly virtual, after-work yoga.
  • Access to 3D printers, of course, but also helpful people who love sharing their knowledge and expertise to help and teach you how to use them.

The compensation package includes health, dental, vision benefits, pre-tax benefits for transit, 401K matching, and three weeks of vacation.

This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in a unique industry working with amazing people.

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. MakerBot’s connected 3D printing solutions address the wider needs of professionals and educators, evolving their ideas from inspiration to innovation.

MakerBot will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

MakerBot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

To apply for this job please visit careers.stratasys.com.

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