Sr. Purchaser/Planner

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Bade, Taiwan, TW

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24167

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Under general direction, the Senior Buyer/Planner at Super Micro Computer, Inc. plans and coordinates the purchasing functions of the technological division; coordinate the work of the buyers, purchases high quality supplies, materials and equipments in accordance with informal and formal bidding procedures; prepare specifications and contracts for services/supplies. If you are dedicated, energetic and detail-oriented, this could be the perfect role for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:

- Plan and purchase material requirements and ensure the flow of materials for ongoing production as well as for new products in development.

- Prepare, review, place department purchasing requisitions.

- Maintain computerized purchasing records and paper filing.

- Monitor and resolve production material shortages.

- Seek, partner, and maintain relationships with reliable outside vendors and suppliers to manage purchase orders based on demand.

- Place order and follow up closely with counterpart CMs to achieve sales demand and fulfillment.

- Monitor and follow up closely with internal and/or CM production schedule to ensure on-time delivery and monitor it for prototype projects.

- Update planning spreadsheets and internal reports regularly.

- Review and monitor inventory levels against sales ratio and sales forecast; respond to changes in sales trend and sales forecast.

- Enter purchase transactions precisely and gather both historical and current data.

- Other projects and tasks may be assigned based on business needs.


- 5+ years purchasing and planning related working experience.

- Experienced in MRP/ ERP/ SAP and supply chain management.

- Advanced user of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

- Language skills: Good in English (Listening, speaking, reading, writing).

- Strong communication, negotiation, customer service skills.

- Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

- Stress resistant. Can work under pressure & challenges.

- Ability to work cross -functionally.

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