Buyer job – Sanmina Corporation – San Jose, CA

As part of Integrated Service offering in the Bay Area, our Sanmina San Jose, California facility partners with some of the world’s most innovative high-technology companies to produce advanced PCBAs and complex systems. We provide a full range of New Product Introduction (NPI), manufacturing and test services to companies in the communications and networking, computing and storage, medical, industrial, semi-conductor and clean technology sectors.

Nature of Work:

Negotiate contracts for the procurement of required materials and services from suppliers. Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships. Working independently, coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules. Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased. Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities. Obtains materials, components, equipment and services. Has the discretion to do research and develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc. Applies cost effective measures as related to support standard cost and make/buy decisions. Need to establish cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, a

ternative sourcing to reduce freight cost and material cost from overseas suppliers to local suppliers in order to meet Customer cost initiatives.

Job complexity:

Is the liaison between Sales, Planning, Receiving, Shipping, Quality Control, Molding and Fabrication, and Assembly, Accounting, Engineering, etc., on all matters involving materials and purchases, or affecting production and achievement of the shipping plan. Continuous price negotiation for cost reduction against Customer requirement. Exercises judgment to determine appropriate action.


Minimal to little supervision, may receive general instructions on new projects or assignments.


Requires a minimum of 5 years experience as a Buyer. Electronic procurement experience preferred.

Strong negotiating skills are a must

Must have background in Contract MFG, planning skills and Mechanical PCB’s and purchasing components working with multi-level BOM’s and NPI.

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-Pivot tables

Decision-making skills. Ability to gather all information and make the best decision for the company.

APICS certification or training preferred.

Oracle manufacturing systems experience preferred.

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook & Word) required.

Internet proficiency (supplier and inventory searching) highly desirable.

Familiarity with government FAR and DFAR requirements desirable. Able to handle fast pace environment.

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