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Company: Excelitas Technologies
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

ENABLE your future through light.

Excelitas is a global technology leader with more than 7,500 employees, focused on delivering market-driven solutions to fulfill the illumination, optical, detection and imaging needs of OEMs and end-users across the biomedical, semiconductor, industrial, consumer products, scientific, security, defense and aerospace sectors.

ENGAGE with us today and make your contribution to the future! Join the team that leading technology companies turn to for cutting-edge photonic innovation. At Excelitas Technologies you are how we EXCEL.

Our facility in Salem, Massachusetts has key positions in Sales, Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, and other disciplines. The Salem site has 12 distinct product lines serving some of the world's most recognizable brands in both the commercial and defense markets. Our product portfolio includes Xenon flashlamps, Xenon flashlamp systems, high-energy switching devices, high-voltage power supplies and rubidium atomic frequency standards.

We are presently seeking a Buyer/Planner who is responsible forour HVP Lighting volume, Analytical supplier management duties and Supplier Scorecard management for the procurement of services, equipment and materials required to support daily operations of the company. Negotiates and procures inventory and non- inventory goods and services at lowest acquisition cost consistent with quality limits of Excelitas Technologies.

Main responsibilities:

  • Purchasing for designated product lines/commodities to meet customer demand, which include purchasing indirect and direct materials, expediting, and production/inventory control for all supply chain requirements;
  • Assist Production Planning & Order Management with Lean delivery systems, LTA's Kan Ban and point of use supply solutions to support of daily/weekly/ monthly order requirements;
  • Participate, as a key stakeholder, in development & implementation of world class supply chain management practices;
  • Thorough use of the SAP system, plan material requirements and place all purchase orders to cover all the anticipated material requirements for designated product lines;
  • Expedite components and part shortages to meet customer demand;
  • Determine root causes for part shortages and implement permanent corrective action;
  • Maintain the flow of inventory necessary to support build-to-order production; minimize inventory while maximizing production rates for designated product lines;
  • Work with suppliers and materials planning organization to establish and implement "point of use and Kan Ban" purchase agreements that support the reduction of lead times, on time deliveries, the prevention of excess inventories, and increased inventory turns;
  • Research and develop sources of supply for assigned commodities with a continuous improvement approach to achieve 100% on-time supplier delivery and quality;
  • Conduct meetings with current suppliers and potential new suppliers in an effort to actively investigate their internal capabilities in providing goods and services in accordance with our requirements and specifications;
  • Compile supplier scorecards each month;
  • Communicate to suppliers their performances in measured KPI's;
  • Leverage the use of preferred suppliers consolidate supplier base and spend;
  • Drive total cost savings and report track savings ensuring all activities align with customer commitments and corporate strategies;
  • Support other supply chain duties as required.


    • Requires eight (4+) years of purchasing/supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment;
    • Requires a BS/BA degree in a business or technical field;
    • APICS/ISM certification desirable;
    • Ability to drive cost reduction projects to achieve consistent PPV and overall material spend reductions;
    • Proven ability to ensure material availability, while reducing inventory and increasing inventory turns;
    • Systematic approach to analyzing and reducing the supply base to achieve maximize EOQ purchasing for cost effectiveness;
    • Hands-on experience with SAP;
    • Strong negotiation and excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to be a team player with strong computer, written, verbal and skills;
    • Ability to multitask and manage changing business conditions;
    • Working experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma environments.

      Effective January 4th, 2022, it will be mandatory for every Excelitas employee to be adequately vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemption requests from this vaccination requirement will be considered to accommodate medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.

      This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Please refer to our application questions.Visa sponsorship is not available for any position at Excelitas

      Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
      Minorities/Females/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

      Excelitas is seeking leaders and innovators to join our global team! Visit:



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