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Supply Chain Buyer (MakerBot)


Brooklyn, NY, US

Job ID:  41902
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Location: Brooklyn, NY 

Currently we are operating on a hybrid schedule and will be returning to the office April 2022 (in office 2 days/week)


The Supply Chain Buyer is a dynamic and talented individual that contributes to make supply chain efficient and flexible. The successful candidate must be process oriented, data-driven, and have direct experience managing complex projects. As the Supply Chain Buyer, you will be responsible for supporting the development and maintaining supplier relationships to support the product lifecycle.  The candidate must be comfortable in regularly negotiating contracts and pricing.  They also must be analytical and be able interpret and present data that can be used to drive decisions that impact the business.


As a Supply Chain Buyer, you will: 

  • Have responsibility for coordinating, communicating, and tracking supply chain projects while developing and managing new and existing supplier base 

  • Generate RFQs and POs for raw material, finished goods and spare parts, while leveraging previously-negotiated pricing 

  • Manage contract manufacturer to ensure production is running, and evaluate and create alternative options for potential stock-outs  

  • Assist with negotiating volume-based purchase agreements, while securing favorable terms and sustainable supply chains by leveraging key partnerships 

  • Collaborate with interdepartmental teams to effectively manage all aspects of product supply chain are well developed and maintained throughout product lifecycle 

  • Coordinate and drive supplier quality improvement 

  • Plan for phase-in and phase-out of components while maintaining sufficient material days on hand 

  • Review and evaluate cost savings opportunities, work with key stakeholders to implement changes to programs 

  • Oversee development of systems and processes to continually improve performance 

  • Conduct in-depth analysis for bill of material (BOM) changes that impact overall pricing 


Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant business field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing purchasing and/or production planning experience preferred


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Expert knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of common business practices relating to purchasing, pricing, terms, shipment taxes and freight policies
  • Experience with ERP and/or inventory management systems
  • Outstanding communication skills: ability to synthesize complex information into simple, actionable insights and communicate technical requirements
  • Positive attitude, high energy and an eagerness to learn and work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development lifecycles, design change and document change control, product and process verification and validation methodologies, and manufacturing / production process control methodologies


Bonus Qualifications:  

  • Ability to speak Chinese (Mandarin) 

  • Experience with appliance, automotive or electromechanical device manufacturing a plus 


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 unique 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.

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