Buyer in Bothell, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Bothell, WA
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT is seeking candidates for “IT Epicor Buyer” role for our client in Bothell, WA. For over 30 years this client has designed, manufactured and marketed pioneering medical devices. They support healthcare providers in over 60 countries and regions. The ideal candidate in this role will have experience in supply planning and/or managing subcontract PO’s. Proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft Excel. Epicor experience a plus.

Job Description:

• Solicit RFQ’s, analyze responses and make recommendations to business.

• Place purchase orders for materials and work with suppliers to ensure commitments are met.

• Monitor inventory levels and reorder based on forecast, MRP and/or usage history.

• Generate MRP reports and plan material requirements accordingly.

• Negotiate pricing/deliveries to facilitate cost reduction programs.

• Be cognizant of current production material constraints, field failures, and customer complaints.

• Support the supplier selection and assessment process.

• Reconcile invoice discrepancies for related purchases.

• Monitor trends and generate metrics for On-Time Delivery, Purchase Price Variance (PPV), Inventory Turns, Usage History, and Supplier Report Cards.

• Ensure proper purchasing records and controls are maintained for compliance to ISO 13458 requirements.

• Support EOL/LTB decisions and associated supplier negotiations (e.g. pricing, lead-time)

• Make supplier sourcing recommendations to internal teams based on comprehensive analysis

• Works directly with suppliers to mitigate potential delivery issues

• Work with QA team and suppliers to process RTV and work with A/P to ensure credits are received by suppliers


• Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university strongly preferred

• Minimum of 2 years of Purchasing experience

• Previous experience purchasing & planning electrical, electro-mechanical and mechanical components

• Proven ability to negotiate with suppliers

• Experience in supply planning and/or experience managing subcontract PO’s

• Demonstrated ability to prepare and present information

• Ability to create partnerships with suppliers and internal stakeholders

• Understanding of MRP systems, bill of materials, engineering change order processes

• Proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft Excel. Epicor experience a plus

• APICS and/or ISM Certifications preferred

VOLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer