Coherent Buyer in Portland, Oregon


  • Job ID:9749

  • Functional Area:Purchasing

  • Position Type:Full Time - Regular

  • Experience Required:3 - 5 Years

  • Location:OR-Portland

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Tier:US02

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Job Description and Responsibilities:

Coherent Laser Systems and Measurement (LSM) designs and manufactures precision solid state lasers for scientific, medical, instrumentation and vision markets, as well as calibrated laser measurement systems for a wide variety of laser type and power applications. The business provides critical technology to thousands of global customers with a wide range of products specifically tailored to satisfy demanding customer requirements. LSM is located just minutes South of Portland, Oregon and enjoys spectacular Northwest weather and activity opportunities.

Key Skills:• Ability to break down complex tasks into logical, measurable and actionable steps.• Ability to select and prioritize the most time sensitive tasks and establish firm commit dates for each• Data analysis and reporting, able to use data gathering tools to prepare informational reports• Effective Excel user that can use look up functions and pivot tables to analyze purchasing and cost data.• Ability to communicate metrics and utilize them to enhance business performance• Effective and thorough communication ability to internal stakeholders and external suppliers• Ability to plan, organize and lead effective meetings with relevant stakeholders.• Formal communication and presentation skills. Strong ability to format data into meaningful information indicating clear actions supported by facts.• Ability to participate and influence problem solving and process improvements• Thorough understanding blanket supply, kanban agreements and commercial purchasing terms• Direct experience with Oracle ERP and Agile optimal• Ability to interpret reporting tools and action messages to procure material promptly• Consistently makes and meets commitments to internal and external customers• MRB management and RTV dispositioning experience. • Effective negotiation and supplier management skills• Experience managing domestic and international suppliers of varying sizes• Ability to exercise judgment within defined procedure to determine appropriate actions• Successful communicator with other functional team members – specifically Planning and Manufacturing• Take ownership and independently manage responsibilitiesMajor Tasks:• Structure and negotiate effective inventory replenishment programs, applying inventory liability kanban agreements.• Negotiate favorable pricing, material lead-times, suitable minimum order quantities and payment terms• Manage supplier commitments and maintain PO dates• Provide high level contract administration, oversight and periodic business review with suppliers through preparation and communication of meaningful performance metrics to suppliers• Using Purchasing best practices, interpret reporting tools and action messages to issue purchase orders and supply agreements in accordance with material demand signals, applying automation as much as possible. • Promptly update delivery commitments in the ERP system as changes occur. Consistently make and meet commitments to internal and external customers• Initiate actions to expedite or push out material deliveries as demand requirements change.• Promptly execute Return to Vendor actions for discrepant materials. Follow-up for rapid corrective actions by the supplier.• Ensue that ERP system planning parameters are managed to reflect purchasing conditions for each supplier and component, providing high supplier on time delivery performance. • Provide escalation communication when necessary to remedy supplier performance issues.• Team with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance Management to engage suppliers in quality improvement programs.• Contribute to the metrics established for the team• Perform other tasks as requested in support of business objectives.

Education and Work Experience:

Education and Work Experience:

• A BS degree or equivalent• 3-5 years of Procurement experience in a manufacturing environment required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.