We are developing innovative and affordable consumer products with incredible user experience to accelerate our energy transition by recycling wasted heat from next-generation computers.
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About the job
We are looking for a motivated and experienced Technical Purchasing Manager to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for establishing, developing and managing the supplier relationships for a consumer hardware start up looking to scale up a prototype to full scale manufacturing. You will be purchasing a wide range of products including technical components (eg. pressed steel, machined parts), trimming/finishing components (eg. fabric, wood) and packaging.
We are an agile company.
This means you will be working in strong integrated partnership with Supplier Quality, Process Engineering, R&D. Capable of working outside your regular scope of work.
Responsibilities Technical purchasing
Build and maintain relationships with suppliers (1/ Suppliers & 2/ Contract Manufacturers in France for final assembly)
Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
Manage the buying process: Negotiate contracts, improved prices, terms of business, schedule targets, business savings opportunities using procurement best practice tools and aligned with our sourcing policy.
Collaborate with engineering team to build cost models and incorporate cost downs
Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
Partner with Supplier Quality to accompany change control
Monitor market trend and build buying models to optimize buying times
Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a similar role