Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  53687
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


The Buyer is responsible for coordinating purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost-effective and timely manner.


What you will be doing:

  • Process purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers
  • Perform cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g., materials, components, equipment, and services)
  • Monitor the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate the highest quality at best value
  • Develop new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive
  • May recommend cost-saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing
  • Interact closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
  • Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability
  • Negotiate the need to expedite or defer purchase orders in support of working capital 
  • Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise-wide systems
  • Participates in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information
  • Evaluate requirements, manage MRP, and maintain the ERP system in support of material availability needs
  • Analyze demand requirements for materials into detailed plans and schedules for inventory acquisition
  • Generate and maintain purchase order requirements and communicate to suppliers
  • Maintain system planning parameters, fixed day, MOQ, order multiples Min/Max levels etc.


 Must have for this role:

  • Associate Degree in Business Administration, Finance or another related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in purchasing or planning in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient experience in ERP systems, preferable experience in Oracle


Nice to have:

  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in a global manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Excellent Communication Ability to manage through change and to lead change when appropriate


What​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of:


Additional Information:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Stratasys 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.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status 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.


Eden Prairie, MN

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis