Sr. Buyer/Planner - Components

Date: Jan 30, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 22905

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 equipment’s 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:

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

• Prepare, review, place department purchasing requisitions

• Manage entire cycle of purchase order as well as to ensure vendors receive the orders

• Maintain computerized purchasing records and paper filing

• Monitor progress against plan through regular reporting for on-time delivery, warehouse and assembly productivity, backlog, inventory accuracy, vendor performance

• Monitor and resolve production material shortages

• Manage supply chain partners including qualification of new suppliers, compliance with company sustainability policy, and ensuring delivery and quality performance targets are achieved

• Seek, partner and maintain relationships with reliable outside vendors and suppliers to manage purchase order based on demand

• Responsible and accountable for physical inventory control and accuracy

• Ensure regular auditing and root cause analysis to drive continual improvement and to document/implement corrective and preventative actions where needed

• Collaborate with department heads to generate weekly sales forecast


• Bachelor's degree  in business administration, material management, manufacturing or similar discipline preferred

• Minimum of 8 years materials management, procurement and supply chain experience preferred

• Must have proven track record of customer focus and support of internal and external customer requirements

• Strong ability to manage through operational changes in process, environment and resources

• Strong communication and organizational skills with ability to work on multiple priorities at once

• Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy and optimize resources develop/recommend/implement solutions

• Ability to grasp and understand overall business processes while being able to perform and validate the processes at the detail level

• Proven ability to resolve problems independently and take appropriate action in a timely manner

• Proficient in Windows applications and Microsoft Office programs such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

• Quickly learns and achieves proficiency in new software applications as needed

• Strong interpersonal skills


Salary Range

$98,000 - $130,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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