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Buyer 1

Req ID:  2728


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Buyer I analyzes the needs of manufacturing and orders material to ensure an uninterrupted flow of goods and services.  The Buyer position will support the master production schedule, maintain vendor relationships, and improve product profitiability

Job Duties

*  Reviews, analyses, and executes purchase requirements. 


*  Coordinates purchasing activities with other departments.


*  Responsible for ERP data input and integrity. Maintains and updates planning fences, purchasing information, part parameters, supplier database information, and non-conformances. 


*  Performs cost analysis and volume planning for commodities (e.g. materials components equipment and services). 


*  Develop new supply sources where suppliers are no longer competitive.


*  May recommend cost saving proposals including alternative sourcing. 


*  Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues. 


*  Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management including procurement support commodity business plans pricing and product availability. 


*  Performs domestic and global sourcing of assigned commodities.

Job Requirements



*  Minimum Bachelor's degree required or equivalent experience (i.e. 4 more years above minimum below). 


*  Minimum 0-1 years of material purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment. 


*  Ability to travel.




*  Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment preferred. 


*  Experience in an electronics manufacturing environment a plus. 


*  Functional knowledge of MRP systems, Engineering, Quality, and general business processes. 


*  Strong decision-making abilities. 


*  Functional knowledge of supplier processes.


*  Understanding of change and comprehension to sense of urgency. 


*  Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals. 


*  Good communication skills with the ability to present complex data and situations. 

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, Olympus is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. Olympus’ Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational applications. For more information, visit


Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

Job Segment: Engineer, ERP, Systems Engineer, Database, QA, Engineering, Technology, Quality

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