Buyer II
HM Electronics
6d ago

HME has been creating innovative products for the drive-thru and pro-audio industries since 1971. From the very beginning, we've known these solutions would never have happened without the customer-focused people who make up our company.

HME has a team environment with a culture of collaboration, learning, and growth. With subsidiaries located in California, Georgia, Missouri, Canada, UK and China, companies around the world depend on HME for clear, reliable communication solutions.

From setting the standard for drive-thru headsets and timer systems in the quick service restaurant (QSR) industry to developing professional audio equipment used in the Olympic Games, HME strives to create the newest, most innovative products on the market while providing quality care and attention to its customers. Come join our team!

HME is currently recruiting for a Buyer Planner II . In this position, you will be responsible for materials and sourcing the supplies to procure production components at prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements.

What you will do in the position :

  • Plan, place and modify purchase orders for off-the-shelf and build-to-print commodities.
  • Plan purchase orders based on various reports, using judgment and knowledge of materials and product to modify quantity and timing of order as appropriate to obtain best price.
  • Contact suppliers to negotiate pricing, delivery, terms, and conditions based on company requirements and specifications.
  • Process purchase orders and change orders to suppliers verbally and / or in writing, following up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of orders.
  • Maintain adequate records of purchase orders and all related documentation.
  • Act as liaison between suppliers and supplier quality department to address and resolve quality issues, including return to vendor items.
  • Modify, renegotiate, and reschedule existing orders based on current needs.
  • Address and resolve invoicing discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Receive MRP from production control to initiate and reschedule orders.
  • Work with accounts payable to resolve invoicing issues.
  • Interface with engineering for design sampling and technical information.
  • Interface with document control for latest written specifications.
  • May act as project coordinator on design projects as appropriate.
  • Back up other Buyer / Planners as needed.
  • What you will need to succeed in this position :

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including using word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Basic understanding of blueprints.
  • 3+ years experience purchasing / sourcing electronic components, cable assembly and custom fabrication.
  • Work experience with manufacturing / electronics industry.
  • 4 years of purchasing experience
  • BA or Bs (college graduate) - preferred
  • At HME you will have the opportunity to learn and grow while developing our future products. Our benefits package includes tuition reimbursement;
  • 3 weeks paid vacation your first year, paid holidays, medical, vision and dental coverage, pet insurance, life insurance, and 401K contributions.

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