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Buyer III in San Jose, CA at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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Job Description

Job Title
Buyer III

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services.

Essential Functions and Competencies

• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrate discretion and confidentiality
• Effective interpersonal skills, both internally and externally
• Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
• Ability to participate in a continuous improvement activity
• Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
• Ability to make sound business decisions and use independent discretion
• Intermediate knowledge and experience with word processing and spreadsheet use; preferably Microsoft software
• Demonstrate a strong understanding of ERP tools (MAPICS or equivalent)
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Ensure that materials, equipment and supplies are ordered and timely delivered in order to fulfill manufacturing process requirements and finished goods delivery performance
• Interface with technical and management personnel regarding possible changes in material, quantity, quality or delivery schedules that may result in cost savings
• Analyze requisitions for proprietary items to determine possible alternatives, gather data such as prices previously paid for the same or similar items in like quantity and present selling price on such items
• Request and analyze quotations concerning items that meet Company design and specification and check for reasonableness of price on such items
• Prepare Purchase Orders and arrange for the forwarding of blueprints, specifications, material and tooling
• Work with technical personnel in the design stages and also in the quoting process
• Assist in vendor selection process, including the selection of the most economical proposal; Negotiate with the supplier in accordance with Company regulations and recommend vendors
• Interview vendors and investigate new products and processes
• Make periodic visits to vendor’s plants to become familiar with their equipment, personnel and capabilities and assist them when problems arise
• Assist the expeditors on difficult deliveries
• Attend and may arrange conferences between vendor personnel and other Company employees
• 8+ years in commodity purchasing; Experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities; 1+ years in a leadership role
• Ability to lead and mentor others in complex purchasing
• Superior level purchasing knowledge
• 4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management
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Job Location
San Jose, CA, USA

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Travel Requirement
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