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Buyer Position Information Company Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA)Location San Jose, CaliforniaTravel Required 6 - 10%Description PositionSummary Place purchase orders with approved suppliers for raw materials, electronic components, or equipment. Monitor contract administration until final delivery and payments are completed. Report and discuss controversial or difficult issues with supervisor, as well as present recommended course of action. Negotiate price and purchasing terms with suppliers to obtain the best possible value and conditions for the commodity being purchased. Identify inventory demand and possible shortage issues by implementing JIT inventory system. Common EssentialDuties & Resp. Duties & Responsibilities: Negotiates the best price and terms Supports the production line by ensuring the timely delivery of the product Sources new products and supports R&D Coordinates logistic costs effectively and efficiently Generates invoices and purchase orders Performance Standards (How will duties be measured): Negotiates price and payment terms with qualified supplier; receives the best possible prices and terms Minimizes line stoppage Finds alternative sources and getting approval from R&D On time delivery and is cost effective on the inland charges Generates invoices and purchase orders on a timely basis Background /Experience Bachelor-Ts degree required or equivalent experience in a buying or purchasing function Electrical engineering background preferred, but not required Solid understanding of technical concepts and functions -¢ Good computer skills -¢ Good written and oral communication skills MAJOR CONTACTS: Internal: Production, Research & Development, Sales & Marketing, and Purchasing External: Vendors/suppliers Directions Refer FriendYou have selected -oreferral friend-? .You have the option to either upload their resume or forward a job opportunity link.If you upload their resume you will be referenced as their referral.You will need to create ID should be their current email addressand password[ to be changed when they login].Please verify required information has been populated from resume. You must proceed through all steps 1 - 7. Step 7 will initiate submission and an email notification will be sent to your referral to complete application.Go backNextGo backApplyEmail to FriendSamsung is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Samsung is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms/agencies for this employment opportunity unless contracted with the Staffing Department. Agencies must work directly with Staffing as the primary point of contact and follow the Samsung application process to be considered for business. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Samsung via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Samsung in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of Samsung, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Samsung as a result of the referral or through other means. Note: Any search agreement entered into with Samsung before January 2009 is null and void. Search firms are essential to the recruitment and staffing efforts at Samsung and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors.For this reason, Samsung has established and regularly maintains a preferred vendor list. Please note that even preferred vendors need to have a written search agreement signed by a Staffing Department representative, at Samsung in place for the specific position in order for a fee to be paid for any candidate referrals. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.