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Associate Buyer

Santa Clara, CA
Amick Brown is seeking an experienced Associate Buyer for our direct client.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Duration: 5 Months. 

  • At Our clients, we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care.
  • Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
  • Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.
  • As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), we have been expanding our innovations through technology to help make a difference in the world.
  • For 25 years, human ingenuity has guided our journey to help solve some of healthcare's complex challenges.
  • We believe a great idea can come from anywhere-inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences to help us think in new ways.
  • We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and strive to achieve their highest potential.
  • Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients.
  • Together, let's help to advance the world of minimally invasive care.
Primary Function of Position
  • The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Release of purchase orders to suppliers and expediting of material to and from suppliers based on Service Capacity Plan, direction from the Service Operations organization, and/or project members; assists with key procurement initiatives as directed by management; data analysis and reporting relative to the functions of the Service Supply Chain organization; other tasks as assigned by the Manager.
  • Manages procurement of materials to support business requirements includes cost management, purchase order management, and inventory management.
  • To process and reconcile RMAs in Service Operations.
  • To work closely with Repair Service Providers to manage all aspects of the repair, upgrade, and Failure Analysis of returned material in a proactive fashion.
  • To drive continuous improvement, organize corrective action, and motivate colleagues to reach departmental goals.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Performs tasks assigned by management.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Release PO's to suppliers based on requirements as identified by Service/Planners or management, Follow up on delivery commits and receipts.
  • Expedite material as required.
  • Create, update, and maintain material status reports using SAP, Agile, and MS Excel.
  • Administers and manages purchase orders and delivery commitments to designated suppliers as necessary to support production and/or sales requirements within the business.
  • Reviews, interprets, and communicates material demand forecast and manages capacity planning for assigned commodity groups and/or supplier relationships.
  • Supports team efforts to manage supplier performance.
  • Utilizes lean sourcing principles (kanban, consignment, and other similar material pull methods) to achieve 100% material availability and optimize on-hand inventory.
  • Achieves key purchasing metrics (supplier OTD, quality, risk management, inventory velocity, and cost reduction).
  • Supports engineering change order activity with suppliers and other functional groups.
  • Requests quotes with suppliers as directed by management to support supply chain optimizations.
  • Supports assigned commodity team by participating in identified consolidation and cost reduction opportunities and supporting other commodity projects as assigned.
  • Manage discrepant returns to enable RMA processing
  • Control of returns material storage within RMA Receiving area
  • Drive recurring open RMA status reviews with depot repair service providers (internal/external) to compress repair cycle times
  • Recommend/implement RMA process workflow improvements
  • Maintain department operating procedures (DOPs) and work instructions to reflect As-Is processes
  • Organize and conduct Quarterly Business Reviews with depot repair service providers as required
  • Calculate monthly RMA forecast to be communicated to the Planners to contribute to supply decisions as well as the OEM to assist in their capacity decisions.
  • Drive recurring open RMA status reviews with repair service providers (internal/external) to compress repair cycle times.
  • Implement RMA process workflow improvements.
Required Skills
  • BS degree or equivalent and minimum 1+ years of purchasing or general office working experience.
  • Strong computer skills: MS Office products required; SAP and Agile preferred.
  • Demonstrates concern for precision and thoroughness.
  • Proven ability to learn new processes and systems quickly as well as achieve stretch goals and objectives.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Amick Brown is an Information Technology consulting company specializing in ERP, Data Analytics, Information Security, Application Development, Networking, and Cloud Computing. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.
Regular full-time employees are eligible for the following Amick Brown provided benefits: 
  • Health
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Sick Leave
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness & Discount Programs


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