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Buyer/Planner – Solon, OH


The Electronics Buyer / Planner is responsible for the performance of all required supply chain functions for assigned products in support of the overall goals, objectives, mission, and vision of the organization.


  • Apply best practice procurement strategies, and create and implement new strategies that enhance competitive advantage for the company and its customers.
  • Using output from ERP system, generate Purchase Orders to support product demands, target inventory levels, Engineering requests, and others.
  • Purchase materials, components and other related items; manage associated logistics costs and activities as needed. Manage supplier base to ensure appropriate product availability to meet current and future demands.
  • Drive competitive pricing, and develop & implement cost savings and inventory management plans.
  • Develop and implement effective negotiating strategies.
  • Identify new sources of supply and generate bid packages as needed.
  • Foster long term supplier relationships.
  • Follow up with supplier deliveries and expediting or pushing out deliveries as required based on changing demand patterns.
  • Collaborate with Operations on production schedule related to material and component availability dates.
  • Manage and maintain sharp focus on inventory levels and the implications thereof, as well as reducing excess inventory.
  • Proactively identify the risks present in the supply chain; provide solutions as required.
  • Analyze and manage the logistics of duty, tariffs, taxation, and association with domestic and international transport including draw back through customs.
  • Negotiate, manage and drive economical costs of freight and shipping with carriers & forwarders.
  • Evaluate, modify, maintain and control the Returned Good Authorization (RGA) process.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Materials Management, Supply Chain, or industry related field strongly preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
  • APICS membership; CPIM and/or CPM certification preferred.


To apply, please send you resume to careers@energyfocusinc.com

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