Buyer III
Jabil Inc.
San Jose
hace 5 días


Responsible for optimizing the overall cost of materials, develop supply base and Supply Chain strategies, negotiate pricing, terms and agreements for materials that are strategic or specific to the Business Unit.

Supervisory responsibility for Purchasing staff within the workcell.


Analyze and project component purchase prices that accurately reflect the inventory value for a financial period in Standard Costing process.

Assist hiring manager by participating in recruiting and hiring activities.

Ensure that workcell Purchasing staff is given proper training, tools and resources to execute their job functions. Develop and facilitate workcell specific training.

Optimizes overall cost of materials.

Support, execute and provide inputs to improve Jabil SCM initiatives and strategies.

Improve sourcing options by working with Jabil's internal resources and customers to add Jabil preferred and or strategic suppliers to the customer's Approved Manufacturer's List (AML).

Analyze and project component purchase prices that accurately reflect the inventory value for a financial period in Standard Costing process.

Provide input to determine Quoted cost to the customer that is competitive yet maximizes the amount of Materials Price Variance (MPV).

Continuously optimize MPV by reducing the cost of materials and by limiting unfavorable PPV / MPV. Work with BUM to obtain customers' authorization for additional expenses such as premiums on materials or freight and tooling charges incurred on customer's behalf.

Monitor, track and provide feedback on suppliers' performance on overall cost, delivery and quality.

Manage materials that are Business Unit specific and / or strategic.

Understand suppliers, their capabilities, market trend and technologies for assigned commodities.

Communicate Jabil expectations to the suppliers. Conduct supplier audit / visits, certifications and performance reviews to develop and continuously improve supply base.

Develop Supply Chain strategies that are unique to customer or to Business Unit strategic materials. Understand customers' business requirements and work with Purchasing Manager and SCM to determine the best approach to meet the customer needs.

Influence customer's supply chain strategies to leverage those of Jabil.

Work with Materials Quote Analysts to quote new and existing materials. Frequently re-quote and negotiate to capitalize on cost reduction opportunities.

Select suppliers based on overall cost and benefit including price, duty, freight, flexibility, service, performance, quality and terms and conditions.

Negotiate terms and conditions that protect the best interest of Jabil and its customers. Negotiate liability terms, special stocking arrangements, and other agreements that are outside of standard Jabil terms and conditions.

May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelors Degree strongly preferred

2+ years of related experience; preferably in a high volume manufacturing environment.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to operate a personal computer including using a Windows based operating system and related software.

Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil’s software packages.

Ability to write simple correspondence. Read and understand visual aid.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.

Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

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