Strategic Buyer / Planner – PIC

Strategic Buyer / Planner – PIC

Strategic Buyer / Planner – PIC

Eindhoven, Netherlands (Remote)

Full time

Bachelor degree

General overview

About Us

Where Light Meets Digital – EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated, independent photonic semiconductor company addressing the need for high-performance, affordable optic solutions driven by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and faster data transfer capabilities. Our teams are made up of professional, highly skilled, energized, and enthusiastic people who share a passion for developing and creating high-volume, world-class solutions. We operate globally, and our teams work collaboratively to make EFFECT Photonics a very dynamic and rewarding place to work.

About the position

EFFECT Photonics is looking for an experienced – Strategic Buyer – Planner (Photonic Integrated Circuits)

We are seeking an experienced Strategic PIC Planner / Buyer with experience of working with wafer foundries and BEOL processing of Indium Phosphide wafers. Must have a minimum 5yrs experience of working with wafer foundries in the ASIA and Europe and have ability to travel ~50% of time (Thailand / Malaysia).

Role responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and purchasing all PIC’s. This includes developing long and short-range procurement strategies ensuring material supply and inventory levels
  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools, arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required, close coordination with plant engineering to assure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities
  • Evaluates purchasing requirements coordinating with Customer Service, Production Leads, Sales, R&D, Compliance, and other departments to ensure requisitioned materials are sourced properly and in accordance with jurisdictional and customer site requirements
  • Executes to MRP Managers supply to current demand
  • Procures materials, products, services required for company operations and gaming devices and systems to demand signal with supporting documentation
  • Develops, negotiates, and prepares contracts for purchase with select major commodities including annual bidding processes and stocking programs
  • Manages vendor on time deliveries and on quantity deliveries, quality, and overall supplier performance; Performs Quantity Business Reviews – Cost, Quality and On Time Delivery
  • Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers
  • Visits suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems
  • Monthly Forecast communication to supply base, follow-up on Commit to Forecast
  • Works closely with CM & Demand manager to deliver end products to customers
  • Secures and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices, and terms with supplier, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities
  • Conducts purchase order audits; monitors old purchase orders and resolves as needed. Negotiates price and supply terms for selected commodities and develops and/or writes major contracts and blanket orders
  • Reviews and contributes to support alternative sources and cost analysis
  • Annual Cost Down Analysis for review and execution
  • Reviews and accepts purchase orders, amendments, and revisions. Coordinates with Receiving and Quality to monitor and resolve discrepancies and failures
  • Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities and advises company activities with concurrence of Purchasing Manager
  • Assists in resolution process of supply and vendor problems; supervises the expediting of vendor deliveries or exchanges
  • Reports any discrepancies, changes, or recommendations, and/or problems for resolution to senior management

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About You

We want you to bring your Planning and Purchasing expertise, experience, and passion to help us build a world class outsourced manufacturing (CM) team, helping us to create a world class company with a world class reputation. Maybe you trained as an engineer and moved into a strategic partnership role purchasing InP materials.

Required / Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Knowledge of Logistics and trade regulations
  • MRP or Technical school certification preferred
  • 5-8 years of related experience and/or training in purchasing/inventory department
  • Industry Knowledge of Photonic Integrated Circuits Technology

We are a collaborative Global Technology Company, and we’re building a truly dynamic and rewarding place to work.

Reward and Benefits

Benefits are a critical component to consider when taking on a new challenge, but because we are a global company, benefits may vary by location.

Here’s what you can expect from us regardless:

  • An exciting working culture where everyone’s point of view has real value
  • An environment that embraces collaboration
  • A competitive salary that reflects our ambition
  • A flexible benefits scheme with health, dental and pension scheme (401 k – for US based roles)
  • Paid time off (vacation days) plus statutory annual holidays
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR – stock program)

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have any questions, please get in touch with our recruitment team.

Email: - No agencies please!

Effect Photonics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Effect Photonics complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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