Purchaser / Planner
Posted on: August 4, 2022
As part of the team, the Buyer will be responsible for, but not
limited to, working with internal sales, our overseas offices,
manufacturing units, and the R&D staff to negotiate prices,
establish lead times and purchase products, as well as planning,
forecasting, and inventory management for the Imaging Business
Unit. Responsibilities of the buyer position will include project
work to reduce costs and improve processes as well on ongoing
vendor evaluations in accordance to ISO 9001requirements. Works
under general supervision. Although the location of the position is
in Sterling, VA, from time to time it may be required to undertake
duties at other ThorLabs locations.
Essential Job Functions - include the following, but are not
Purchasing (Daily purchasing, expediting, date and data
Planning (Daily printing, scheduling/ re-scheduling/ date
Product Availability and Lead Time calculation
Initiates and participates in purchasing improvement and cost
Generate special and periodic reports as required or directed
RMA Vendor Returns
Inventory Control and Inventory Planning (Safety Stock, forecast,
Vendor Relationship Management
Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position preferred.
High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Strong sense of ownership
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel
Excellent organizational skills
Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere, and comply with
high quality standards.
Strong ability to shift from one task to another to address
changing production priorities.
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified
individuals will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identify or
expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not
intended as and do not create employment contracts. The
organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees
can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
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