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Associate Buyer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible. Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect.We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as theirmost authentic selves. Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential. Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together,let's advance the world of minimally invasive care. Job Description Release of purchase orders to suppliers, expediting, and tracking of material to and from suppliers in support of supply continuity and line duplication, and/or project members; assists with key procurement initiatives as directed by management; data analysis and reporting relative to the functions of the Automation, Equipment and Test Engineering group and other engineering, and support other tasks as assigned by the Manager. Manages procurement of materials to support business requirements: includes cost management, purchase order management, and inventory management. To drive continuous improvement, organize corrective action, and motivate colleagues to reach departmental goals. Roles & Responsibilities: --- Performs tasks assigned by management. --- Responsibilities include but are not limited to: --- Release PO's to suppliers based on requirements as identified by Engineering, Planners or management --- Follow up on delivery commits and receipts. --- Expedite material as required. --- Create, update, and maintain material status reports using SAP, Agile, and MS Excel. --- Administers and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support production and/or sales requirements within the business. --- Onboarding of new suppliers as needed. --- Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships. --- Supports team efforts to manage supplier performance. --- Utilizes lean sourcing principles (kanban, consignment, and other similar material pull methods)to achieve 100% material availability and optimize on-hand inventory. --- Achieves key purchasing metrics (supplier OTD, quality, risk management, inventory velocity, and cost reduction). --- Supports engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups. --- Requests quotes with suppliers as directed by management to support supply chain --- Supports assigned commodity team by participating in identified consolidation and cost reduction opportunities and supporting other commodity projects as assigned. --- Maintain department operating procedures (DOPs) and work instructions to reflect As-Is processes --- Identify issues and manage through exceptional circumstances including material shortages, resource constraints, and extended cycle times, by developing recovery plans and suggesting corrective action. --- Management of material which can include but is not limited to the following: coordination of movement of material between buildings, coordination of rigging support, and general shipping and receiving support. Qualifications Skills, Experience, Education, & Training: --- BS degree or equivalent and 1+ years of purchasing or general office working experience. --- Strong computer skills: MS Office products required; SAP and Agile preferred. --- Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness. --- Proven ability to learn new processes and systems quickly as well as achieve stretch goals and objectives. --- Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully. --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role. Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws. Shift : Day Travel : 10% of the time Travel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Associate Buyer, Professions , Sunnyvale, California

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