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Procurement Manager (MakerBot)

Country/Region:  US
State:  NY
City:  Brooklyn
Job ID:  32908
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

MakerBot is looking for an experienced Procurement Manager to join our Operations Team. An ideal candidate will effectively manage the company’s supply of products and services. Responsibilities include strategizing to achieve cost-effective solutions for production sourcing, finding and vetting new suppliers and negotiating contracts. 


This is your chance to be a part of a fun, fast-paced and driven team working with MakerBot to produce industry leading 3D printers and accessories.


Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and lead the procurement and sourcing activities to ensure production uptime
  • Oversee and maintain a strategic sourcing program, i.e. contract pricing, negotiations, competitive cost of goods, forecasts, and compliance with all quality standards
  • Lead the development and implementation of global & local purchasing strategies to optimize cost, quality and service for all categories
  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure that the product requirements are met with the optimum quality, service, and cost to use
  • Proactively intervene to expedite product and supply issues
  • Obtain competitive bids, and award contracts on the basis of greatest profitability to the company commensurate with quality standards and delivery capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain positive productive relations with all suppliers and internal groups
  • Manage all direct and indirect purchasing
  • Develop and improve processes to improve efficiency of procurement and sourcing activities. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • BA in Business/Finance/Economics/Operations
  • Requires a strong working knowledge of Strategic Purchasing with 5+ years experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP (preferably Oracle NetSuite) and/or automated purchasing system
  • Experience working with large manufacturing companies utilizing strategic sourcing methods to reduce costs
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
  • Experience in the preparation of proposals and the development of contracts
  • Working knowledge of inventory planning and forecasting techniques preferred
  • Lean, Six Sigma, TQM experience is a plus
  • Experience leading and managing a team
  • CPSM and/or APICs certification or other Purchasing/Material Management certification 
  • Solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating company needs
  • Experience at C-level presentations including securing buy-ins within a cross-functional executive team
  • Extensive experience developing RFPs for the bidding process by an agency/supplier for needed services/commodities


Sometimes, it’s the little (virtual) things:

  • Weekly virtual, after-work yoga.
  • Access to 3D printers, of course, but also helpful people who love sharing their knowledge and expertise to help and teach you how to use them.


The compensation package includes health, dental, vision benefits, pre-tax benefits for transit, 401K matching, and three weeks of vacation.


This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in a revolutionary industry working with amazing people.


MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. MakerBot's connected 3D printing solutions address the wider needs of professionals and educators, evolving their ideas from inspiration to innovation.


MakerBot will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with MakerBot are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

MakerBot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City