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# of Openings: 1

Exemption: Exempt

Career Level: Experienced

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UCT is seeking an experienced Buyer to join our team in Hayward, CA! Under supervision and guidance, the Buyer performs a variety of mid-level tasks relating to the purchasing function. This is a position requiring work on problems of moderate scope where the analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. The Buyer also exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Able to efficiently purchase 1 to 2 commodities.
  • Purchase and expedite materials, components, equipment, and services from a variety of sources for the operation of the organization.
  • Check requisitions and MRP order demands, obtain quotes, examine bids, and make awards to procure needed items and services.
  • Maintain current supply sources and supplier relationships
  • Coordinate purchasing activities with the engineering, manufacturing and planning functions to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned commodities to ensure best quality at best value.
  • Identify and negotiate with suppliers to provide best lead time, pricing & quality.
  • Responsible for year over year cost reductions for materials.
  • Participate in evaluating supplier reliability when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of quick-turn, engineer-to-order environment a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings desired.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build positive working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Strong PC skills to include Microsoft Office software suites (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other ERP software desired.

Educational/Certification Requirement:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline preferred. Directly related experience may be considered.
  • APICS/NAPM certification a plus.

Experience Requirement:

  • 2+ years procurement experience in manufacturing environment preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


Work Environment:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull and grasp.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to move arms, hands and fingers.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to sit for sustained periods of time.
  • Ability to Talk on the phone and use a computer for extended periods of time may be required.

Environmental Exposure:

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
  • Subject to noise levels.
  • May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computer etc.

Overnight Travel:

  • Work may require out of town travel depending upon assignment (training and meeting).

UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.


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