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Buyer/Planner

Apptronik

Apptronik

Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

The Buyer Planner role is intricately designed to manage and oversee the procurement of materials and goods necessary for company operations, aligning purchasing decisions with production schedules and inventory requirements. This position requires a strategic approach to balance cost, quality, and supply chain efficiency, ensuring that materials are available when needed to meet production demands without overstocking or understocking. Through careful analysis of market trends, supplier performance, and internal demand forecasts, the Buyer Planner plays an essential role in optimizing the flow of materials, contributing to the smooth operation of manufacturing processes and minimizing disruptions. This function not only supports the company’s operational efficiency but also impacts its ability to meet customer expectations and maintain competitive advantage in the market.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to maintain inventory at optimal levels and meet production schedules.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure advantageous terms, including pricing, delivery schedules, and quality standards.
  • Analyze market trends and supplier performance to identify opportunities for cost savings and supply chain improvements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality assurance, and engineering, to ensure material specifications are met.
  • Manage the purchase order process from creation through to closure, including adjustments based on changing demands and supplier issues.
  • Implement risk management strategies to mitigate potential supply chain disruptions.
  • Conduct inventory obsolescence reviews and develop strategies to minimize excess and obsolete stock.

Requirements

  • 5-7 years experience in planning production, inventory, and purchasing electromechanical parts and assemblies
  • Thorough understanding of bills of material
  • Own the purchasing process and take pride in accuracy
  • Excellent leadership, communication, computer and math skills
  • Solid technology, ERP, and computer skills
  • Experience planning and purchasing within a manufacturing organization
  • Self-starter who works well independently and with a team with outstanding ability to follow up with minimal direction by seeking answers and a focus on team success

Perks

  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity)
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.