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Project Buyer, Analyst Contract Manufacturing

Job ID:  1854

Jupiter, FL, US

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Buyer to support our contract manufacturing team. The Project Buyer Analyst will be responsible for managing the procurement process of materials, supplies, and services required for the project.   The products are complex electro-optical assemblies with complex bills of material.

The successful candidate will work closely with the program manager and production teams to ensure that the correct materials are purchased and delivered on time, within budget, and specification


  • Procurement Management: Manage the procurement process of materials required for the project, including issuing purchase orders, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that all purchasing activities comply with the company's policies and procedures.
  • Project Coordination: Work closely with the program manager, inventory, production teams to understand their requirements and ensure that the correct materials are purchased from the appropriate vendor and delivered for the project.
  • Cost Control: Monitor project costs of purchased material to ensure that the procurement activities align with the project budget and communicate cost variances to the program manager. Work with suppliers to leverage optimized price breaks and pricing structures.
  • Supplier Management: Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure that the company has a consistent and cost-effective supply of materials. Negotiate contracts and resolve any issues or disputes with suppliers. Participate in onsite supplier visits and regular audits.
  • Inventory Management: Work with the materials manager and inventory clerk to monitor inventory levels and ensure that materials are available as required for the project. Work with suppliers to expedite material where needed.


  • SAP ERP System: Utilize SAP ERP system to manage procurement activities, including generating reports, tracking purchase orders, and updating delivery information.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all procurement activities comply with the company's policies and procedures, as well as with relevant laws and regulations, and customer drawing specifications
  • Risk Management: Identify and assess potential risks associated with procurement activities, such as schedule slips and supplier deviations. Develop and implement mitigation strategies to minimize these risks.
  • Support customer meetings:  Support the program manager by preparing and making presentations during operational review meetings with the customer, periodic status updates with the customer and also supporting all customer audits representing the procurement function for the project.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve procurement processes and procedures to ensure that they are efficient and effective, including contributing to the optimized process flow of procurement activities


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in sourcing optics, electronics, and mechanics for instruments and systems preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement, focusing on project procurement
  • Strong knowledge of SAP ERP system and procurement processes and procedures.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Excel and the ability to leverage data analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use of hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and keyboarding; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Help us explore and maximise the potential of the digital world and medical technology.

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