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Materials Planner



Software Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021
About Dexterity:
At Dexterity, we’re building robotic automation systems to perform pick-place-pack tasks in warehouses. Our end-to-end automation systems use intelligent software to enable human-like dexterity in commodity robot arms. Such intelligent robots will deeply impact the logistics industry and help realize a step change in logistics automation and supply chain productivity.
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing and best funded startups in the robot manipulation space. Come join our team of robot-obsessed engineers and help make intelligent robots a reality.
About the Role:
Dexterity is searching for an experienced Buyer who will be able to process purchasing requisitions from the Engineers and Production and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The Buyer will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The successful candidate for this position has experience in the manufacturing industry and a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
-Deliver a weekly purchase order report to management that indicates the vendor invoice number for all closed purchase orders.
-Develop an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open POs.
-Forecast our hardware needs based on production and R&D projects.
-Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase.
-Work with the inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products.
-Monitor stock levels and make plans for buying.
-Establish relationships with suppliers.
-Open, track and close WO for sub-assemblies.
-Manage inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations.
-Periodic inventory cycle counts, inventory adjustments
-Manage RMAs process for replacement and defective parts, working closely with SCM and SQE
-New vendor setup – at time of purchase collect contact information, ACH information, and W9 to setup new vendor in system. Fill out and submit credit application to get NET 30/45 payment terms. Fill out sales tax exemption as needed.
-Prepare cost estimates and performance reports.
-Establish reliable lines of contact with field management team to ensure that all field purchase orders are accurate.
-Collaborate with various teams to support company ramp plan
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Prior experience (2 years preferred) working with hardware suppliers. Experience in automotive, aerospace, robotics, semiconductor, heavy manufacturing industry preferred.
-Well organized and able to take on many tasks.
-Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment that requires you to take responsibility.
-Experience with inventory management and ERP systems (NetSuite a plus).
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Available to work extra hours when needed.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements:
-Loud work environment with temperature change due to seasons.
-Ability to lift 30lbs or heavier with assistance.
-Ability to be on feet and walking around warehouse for a big part of the day.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.