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NPI Buyer Planner

PEAK Technical Staffing USA, San Diego california

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Review project requirements and source materials with the appropriate supplier based on quality, capabilities and price.
  • Review quotes with project team and suppliers for potential cost savings through process or design changes.
  • Review quotes to ensure they meet the drawing requirements; work through any discrepancies with the supplier and Engineering.
  • Attend NPI meetings, plan builds and purchase materials to support the NPI schedule.
  • Limit the material liability when making purchases of unique materials and disposition materials when design changes occur.
  • Initiate, create and manage contracts with suppliers.
  • Review BOM cost and determine where cost can be reduced.
  • Consolidate data and create reports to present to peers.
  • Represent the Purchasing group during customer visits and calls related to the NPI process.


Education and Experience:
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Economics, Manufacturing, Engineering or other related field and 5-7 years experience buying in a manufacturing environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge of drawings and specifications.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Requires computers skills including MS Office products. Perficient in Excel including the use of pivot tables, V-Lookups and formulas.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


Physical Demands:
  • Typical physical effort includes frequent lifting or moving of lightweight to moderately weighted materials
  • Ability to sit for extended periods in front of a computer or when using the phone to research parts and negotiate pricing
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, walk around, bend, reach and type on a keyboard