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Sourcing R&D Buyer - Manufacturing / Supply Chain

Company: Avidbots
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Now is the time to become an Avidbotter!Avidbots is a leading-edge robotics company with the vision to bring robots into everyday life with the intention of expanding human potential. Our ground-breaking product, the Neo 2 autonomous floor scrubbing robot, is deployed around the world and trusted by leading facilities and building service companies. Because of our continued successes, we are in major growth mode to add to our award-winning employee culture. Headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, Avidbots offers comprehensive service and support to customers in 5 continents.We are excited to add a remote Sourcing Research & Development ("R") Buyer to our Purchasing Team in support of our company growth and new business efforts! Minimal onsite requirements are working/training at our global headquarters for the first week of employment and once each month (for a maximum of 5 business days)How you will make a differenceKnowledgeable of the current market, industry trends, and innovation to then identify top vendors and suppliers world-wideDrives continuous improvement and cost management by working with internal stakeholders and suppliers to ensure synergy with: business needs, favorable terms and conditions, risk mitigation, and required service level agreements Supports Engineering Projects with full function purchasing Performs detailed analysis of various materials to lay out the strategic direction for sourcing Ensures engineering requirements are clearly communicated to the suppliers, even if they are not initially well-defined Participates in supplier selection with a focus on speed of delivery, over cost Executes strategic end to end sourcing activities by bringing the best monetary value to our organization Reviews, analyzes, and manages purchase orders including milestones and on-time deliveries Ensures the required goods arrive at the appointed dates in the agreed-to quality and location Expedites assigned purchase orders to ensure minimal downtime in production Maintains continual contact with vendors and shipping companies while deliveries are enroute Works with suppliers to expedite any late materials or on delayed critical shipments Provides regular progress updates to interested parties, particularly if a critical delivery is going to be late In this individual contributor role, the professional will work to develop and engage in strong working relationships with not only our present vendors, but also New Product Introduction ("NPI") suppliers in order to optimize operational functions. They will also partner with our Engineering Teams to provide all the necessary materials to support our current and NPI projects. Preferred qualifications and key skills Formal education related to Procurement and/or Supply Chain Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, and ERP systems - working knowledge of Epicor is an asset)Working experience with sourcing & procurement processes and best practices, sourcing tools and programs, and procurement legal terms & conditionsWorking experience identifying risks that affect supply and delivery Demonstrates excellent communications skills (verbal & written); strong negotiation and problem-solving skills Strong work ethic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of professionals; also successful working independentlyMinimum qualifications 2+ years of working in a manufacturing environment as a supply chain professional2+ years of performing international supply chain sourcing responsibilities 2+ years of Research and Development supply chain experience in a manufacturing environmentValid US Passport and Drivers License Successfully complete pre-employment onboarding requirements that may include: criminal/civil background checks and motor vehicle records search***Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employerAvidbots is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to ensure the happiness/well-being of our people. Upon request, Avidbots will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.#INDAV

Keywords: Avidbots, Elkhart , Sourcing R&D Buyer - Manufacturing / Supply Chain, Professions , Elkhart, Indiana

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