Senior Equipment Buyer

| Greater LA Area
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About This Role

Apeel Sciences is seeking an experienced Senior Equipment Buyer to support strategic sourcing activities with Apeel’s Engineering Project Manager(s) to successfully source, develop, deliver and manage appropriate equipment, machinery, hardware and software solutions for Apeel’s global integrations. This role will support the design of the supply chain strategy to support the relevant engineering teams on supply chain management best practices and drive project execution. The candidate will develop strategic relationships with equipment suppliers while maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for strategic sourcing critical equipment and the management suppliers
  • Develop proposals, generate competitive bids, obtain necessary purchasing approvals, negotiate or assist in the negotiation of contract terms
  • Finalize purchasing agreements and expedite order(s) if needed to ensure contract terms are met
  • Continue to purchase assigned goods and services per contract while working to improve quality, delivery, and price
  • Generate the most suitable purchasing arrangement such as contracts, blanket orders and vendor stocking arrangements to streamline and obtain optimum pricing and delivery
  • Design and manage procurement standard operating procedures (SOP’s) to drive business continuous improvement
  • Maintain the integrity of the ERP purchasing system database, investigate purchase order or inventory discrepancies, resolve delivery/receiving and payment issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain direct contact with suppliers to ensure the quantity and quantity of products, parts, and services
  • Issue Supplier Corrective Action Required (SCAR) letters if material is compromised
  • Routinely provide qualitative and quantitative supplier feedback in addition to scorecard to ensure supplier performance against KPIs on top tiered suppliers
  • Analyze incoming requisitions and shortage reports for quality, specification, pricing and delivery requirements and drive timely execution to support service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Manage inventories per forecasts and support company financial goals
  • Establish cost reduction targets by commodity or strategic category
  • Present procurement data to cross functional teams or management in presentations and technical reports.
  • Support and consult on cross-function department teams to deliver on project objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What You Bring

  • 5 years of as an equipment buyer and engineering experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree
  • Thorough knowledge of procurement, vendor relations, material planning and inventory management
  • Familiar with GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Processes), product specifications and incoming inspection procedures
  • The ability to read technical drawings
  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and contracting skills
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Must be willing and able to travel periodically
  • CPIM, CPM, CSCP certification desirable
  • Ability to interface well with cross-functional teammates
  • A desire to be a part of and lead highly motivated teams in a fast pace dynamic environment
  • Bilingual with fluency in Spanish is desirable
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Point

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences. 

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Location

71 S. Los Carneros Rd. , Goleta, CA 93117

What are Apeel Sciences Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Twice per month Friday company gatherings
Parking
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Apeel covers a gym membership for its employees or allows them to opt out of
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education.
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