Buyer job – Plug Power Inc. – Latham, NY

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Purchasing/Supply Chain

Position Summary

The Buyer serves a critical role to Plug Power by working to procure necessary parts and components in support of the manufacturing operation and other critical business functions. The ideal candidate for this role must be a diligent and thorough task executor who can effectively manage multiple priorities with clarity and focus. The Buyer role must establish very strong and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers and therefore requires dynamic interpersonal skills. A most successful Buyer exhibits timely and accurate transactional work, outstanding cross-functional collaboration, proactive communication skills, and unwavering follow-up to ensure completion of critical tasks and projects. The Buyer is a critical and value-added member of the supply chain organization.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Perform transactional duties including placing of purchase orders to procure material in support of manufacturing and other business functions

Build and maintain effective cross-functional relationships; communicate regularly to maintain an understanding of timelines and activities which impact supply chain

Act as a primary partner to the manufacturing operation by understanding build schedules and managing supply chain activities to increase efficiency and eliminate downtime

Take responsibility for accurate and on-time delivery of parts and components; follow-up on PO’s with suppliers and manage delivery date expectations as necessary with all relevant stakeholders

Understand material specifications and quality metrics affecting assigned parts and components; work collaboratively to resolve quality issues with suppliers

Develop strong relationships with suppliers and communicate regularly; manage date pull-ins and push-outs on an ongoing basis

Leverage positive working relationships with suppliers based upon mutual benefit; seek favorable terms and conditions which positively impact pricing, quality, payment terms, and others as applicable

Track supplier performance and provide regular feedback to relevant stakeholders; set clear expectations with suppliers and work to add/replace suppliers as needed for optimal business results

Collaborate with colleagues in the finance department to resolve supplier payment issues

Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions

Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or other applicable field of study

Three (3) or more years of related work experience; experience within a technology manufacturing environment is highly preferred

Must be capable of working independently, in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision

Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail

Superior communication skills

Proficient with Microsoft Office software including highly developed skills within Excel

Ability to manage projects and multi-task effectively

Ability to role model high standards of professionalism

Excellent follow-through

Must be driven and self-motivated

Must possess the highest ethical standards and a supreme commitment to quality

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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