Sr. Buyer/Planner - Components (GPU)

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 22760

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:

The responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Work with PM & Engineering design team on the new product development (NPI) support
  • Plan, and Monitor inventory levels based on customer requirements and company target levels; ensures adequate planning and forecasting to maintain supply chain stability
  • Experience in dealing with vendors in Asia
  • Obtain and negotiate competitive quotation and analysis the vendor quotation based upon product specification
  • Long lead time & unique components management
  • Prepare inventory and aging reports as needed
  • Able to function in a very fast paced environment and can adapt to changes quickly
  • Extremely detail-oriented and self-driven


  • 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
  • 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
  • Proven ability to resolve problems independently and take appropriate action in a timely manner
  • Proficient in ERP applications and Microsoft Office programs such as SAP, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • GPU related products experience and technical background is a plus.

Salary Range

$99,000 - $125,000 

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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