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Intermediate Buyer

Company: Smart Wires Inc
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDo you want to make a positive impact? Are you interested in helping us achieve our vision of a highly efficient grid that powers a cleaner planet? Do you want to work in a collaborative environment surrounded by colleagues who are creative, focused and mission-driven? If so, read on to see if this might be the job you have been dreaming about.We are in the energy transition business. At Smart Wires, we reimagine the grid with innovative technology and analytics that provide a digital, controllable and optimized power system. This will enable renewable energy adoption and consumer electrification at the pace and scale required for a net zero world.With commitment to accelerating the energy transition, we are determined to achieve our mission to advance the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world. Come join our team!Smart Wires is currently looking for an Intermediate Buyer based in St. Petersburg, FL to support our Materials Procurement team.The PositionWe are seeking a driven and detail-oriented Intermediate Buyer who will be responsible for driving excellence in purchasing critical quality products for our business. Your responsibilities will include processing purchase orders, tracking orders with suppliers, creating, and maintaining an inventory with our contract manufacturer. The Intermediate Buyer will work with staff across departments to fulfill the needs of the business and execute purchasing activities based on demand. If you love the challenges in procurement and have experience in finding solutions to supply chain challenges, alternate sources, ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality, and competitive pricing using various purchasing methods this could be a great opportunity for you!The Buyer should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous.Primary Responsibilities Sourcing and purchasing materials, supplies and services while considering best terms for the organization Tracks purchases and maintains a current database of vendor information Communication regarding supply chain delays that impact material availability Identifies and tracks supply chain constraints and issues seen with suppliers, and works with the Commodity Management team to identify solutions to limit or eliminate the impact of the issues to the production floor Works with the Logistics Coordinator to arrange transport of goods to ensure timely delivery of ordersRequirements Minimum of two years in a purchasing role Critical thinking and negotiating skills Strong communication skills, both written and verbal Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Office) Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a similar field OR High School Diploma and equivalent experience (2-4 years), in a Purchasing or Supply Chain roleDesired Skills and Experience Experience managing material orders within an MRP system (Oracle, SAP, etc.) Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification APICS CPIM Certification Knowledge of sales and marketing principlesLocation St. Petersburg, FL or Raleigh, NC (Preferred) Remote (Considered)Travel Requirements Ability to travel 10% of the timeSafety RequirementsSmart Wires team members are expected to comply with all safety requirements and regulations when working at Smart Wires facilities and visiting customer sites. This includes adherence to the companys COVID-19 policy as well as State and local regulations. Smart Wires current COVID-19 policy strongly encourages, but does not require, all Smart Wires team members to be vaccinated and boosted. Additional safety precautions may include the use of PPE gear as needed per site requirements.Smart Wires regularly reviews and updates its COVID and safety policies to ensure that they remain appropriate in this evolving environment. We reserve the right to update our COVID and safety policies at any time and without notice.The CompanySmart Wires is a global power technology company advancing the delivery of affordable, clean electricity worldwide. With our innovative technology and advanced analytics, we maximize the grids capacity. This means more renewables, at a lower cost and with less disruption to communities and the environment. Smart Wires is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has a global workforce of 200 professionals spread across four continents. Our team collaborates with our customers to achieve their strategic objectives and help them face an uncertain energy future with flexible, high-impact solutions.The CultureOur values guide all aspects of our business, from making strategic decisions to providing our customers with valuable solutions and superior service. We emphasize humility, transparency and focus and empower team members with the tools they need to be successful in their role and achieve the professional development they seek. Humility Were genuine people, were proud of what we do and we care about how we do it. Having humility allows us to listen, learn and improve. We seek diverse perspectives and value collaboration. Above all, we are team players, supporting and trusting each other. Transparency Being authentic, candid, and open with each other and with our suppliers, partners, and customers is essential to long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. Acting with integrity and maintaining honest communication ensures that we are accountable, always improving, and deliver safe, high-quality solutions. Focus We are laser-focused on creating a meaningful, positive impact and real change for our customers, our industry, and the planet. This requires prioritization and essentialism to ensure we efficiently and effectively meet our commitments.BenefitsBenefits U.S. ONLYAt Smart Wires, we strive to foster an inclusive and supportive environment that focuses on our employees total wellbeing, and our benefits offerings reflect that commitment to our people. We offer Competitive compensation packages Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, designed to fit you and your family's needs. Covering at least 85% of the cost of medical premiums for employee's and their dependents and 100% of the cost of dental and vision for employee's and their dependents HSA and FSA options 401(k) Retirement plan with a dollar for dollar match up to 5%, that immediately vests Unlimited Paid Time Off (Yes, we encourage a minimum amount) Paid Volunteer Time Off to give back to your community Access to a Total Wellness App Company-wide wellness breaks to recharge- 3x per year Eighteen weeks of paid parental leave to support you and your family Flexible workspace policy/ Hybrid workplaceBenefits/perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the country where you work.Benefits INTERNATIONALAt Smart Wires, we strive to foster an inclusive and supportive environment that focuses on our employee's total wellbeing, and our benefits offerings reflect that commitment to our people. We offer... Competitive compensation packages Unlimited Paid Time Off (Yes, we encourage a minimum amount) Paid Volunteer Time Off to give back to your community Access to a Total Wellness App Company-wide wellness breaks to recharge- 3x per year Eighteen weeks of paid parental leave to support you and your family Flexible workspace policy/ Hybrid workplaceBenefits/perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the country where you work.**Smart Wires is committed to diversity in our organization and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Smart Wires complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of any skin color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.**

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