Buyer - Bedford, MA



Soft Robotics Inc. is an award-winning venture-backed startup in Bedford, MA focused on unlocking robotic automation for large, meaningful markets and labor-starved industries such as food and beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce. Leveraging patented material science and AI algorithms, Soft Robotics designs and builds automation solutions and soft robotic gripping systems that can grasp and manipulate items with the same dexterity as the human hand. Since the company's inception, its technology platform has experienced substantial customer validation and adoption, with production installations running 24/7 for Fortune 500 companies and Dow 30 components.


Position Summary:

  • Plan, schedule, and manage the materials for delivering time-critical components to support assigned projects and product lines in a hybrid manufacturing environment (make to stock, make to order, custom engineered)

  • Negotiate pricing and delivery to meet program needs.

  • Create Purchase Orders; maintain accurate open PO lines to define inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers.

  • Identify potential supply risks and inventory exposures by aligning supply chain processes with product development project plan milestones.

  • Develops new supply sources/vendors for custom parts and assemblies to include but not limited to: robots, machined parts, cable assemblies, optics, fasteners/hardware, extrusion and welded framing

  • Track material flow and cost for all suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and adherence to budget.

  • Plan and track pre-production builds from engineering development through hand off to production.

  • Create Ad hoc reports/analysis.

  • Develop custom reporting and querying for internal requirements.

  • Researching pick and cycle count shorts, in order to recover, and/or root cause missing material.

  • Generate MRP, review demand and initiate purchase orders for materials and/or services to meet the required schedule

  • Maintain master data

  • Coordinate the planning of jobs and procurement goods to meet demands, including providing guidance to our CM's.


Experience/Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5+ years work experience in purchasing, materials planning and/or supply chain management
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency
  • Experience operating within MRP/ERP systems such as Fishbowl and Netsuite
  • Very strong communication skills to influence external and internal suppliers and customers in an effort to minimize / eliminate supply chain risk
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and tasks and demonstrated flexibility in a changing business environment
  • Models a positive, can-do attitude and is cooperative both within their function and company-wide

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