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NPI Engineer, Electronics Manufacturing



Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

MacroFab is the first digital marketplace and intelligent manufacturing platform focused on the $500B market in contract electronics manufacturing. Our technology and services allow customers to rapidly bring new products to market and consume manufacturing as a virtualized resource by offering instant price quotes, rapid prototyping services, and production at scale through a network of factories in North America. Our partners gain a source of low overhead manufacturing jobs, allowing them to fully subscribe their factory capacity and eliminate idle time.
Come join a rapidly growing team where you can take ownership of your role and build your career at macrofab.com

Position Description
The Buyer/Planner is responsible for the planning and purchase of materials supporting the Macrofab’s operation in Mexico and the US. The Buyer/Planner will analyze the supply and demand for materials based on customer’s Orders Request, Forecast and building schedule with our partner factories, managing inventory levels and projections. The Buyer/Planner will also support on the coordination of the inbound of international shipments and virtual transfers (IMMEX program) of local suppliers.

Key Responsibilities
  • Confers with vendors to negotiate prices, availability and Lead Times for materials.
  • Examine bids from vendors.
  • Planning of Material Purchases.
  • Determinates Procurement Method (Manufacturers, Distributors, Brokers, Customer consignment) according to Materials Requirement Planning.
  • Makes tactical buying decisions.
  • Follow up on purchasing reports.
  • Develops material planning and optimal inventory levels.
  • Ensures continuity of raw material supply to support production schedules.
  • Expedite orders to meet procurement and supplier management objectives.
  • Notifies Program Management of material situation that may affect the attainment of production plan.
  • Provides status for shortages.
  • Meetings with partner factories monitoring inventory levels.
  • Monitors and reports Key Performance Indicators and other materials metrics.
  • Review and execution of RMA transactions.
  • Follow up with Accounts Payable Team for invoice payment of vendors.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team the international and national shipments from all locations (Macrofab USA, Macrofab México, Customers, Suppliers, CMs).
  • Track shipment details, locations and Estimated Time of Arrivals.
  • Track inventory of raw material for conciliation of Virtual Transfers (IMMEX program).
The ideal Candidate
  • Analytical: research, collects and synthesizes data to offer proper solutions.
  • Effective Communication: excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Problem solving and decision making: able to identify and solve problems, showing good judgement.
  • Supply Chain Fundamentals: understand the supply chain and logistics system of organizations.

Education and experience
  • BA or BS.
  • Fluent English oral and written.
  • Experience as buyer in Manufacturing Industry.
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Negotiation Skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge in BOM revision, Material Requirement Planning, Inventory Management, Excess and Obsoletes, Purchasing, INCOTERMS, Customs and Foreign Trade.

Even if you don't meet all of the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply. Skills can be used in many different ways, and your life and professional experience may be relevant beyond what any list of requirements will capture.

Note: MacroFab is currently not sponsoring H1-B Visas.