Production Buyer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512437-585457
    • Job Location: Boulder, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 01, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Overview: Experienced Buyer to work independently under limited supervision to purchase inventory material, tools and equipment, SRM, production equipment, prototypes, and other. Will need to work closely with sales, order entry, accounting, production, receiving, quality, engineering, and product management/marketing. FreeWave operates a lean manufacturing environment, so although purchasing is the primary responsibility, this person will perform other duties/responsibilities as needed. 

Work should be performed at the FreeWave Technologies location in Boulder, Colorado unless otherwise specified by functional management.


Functions and responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Will work as a member of the purchasing/materials team to procure material to support the manufacturing operation. Commodities include but are not limited to: electronic components, PCB’s, machined parts, cables, injection molded plastics, sheet metal parts, connectors, hardware, castings, and shipping  material. Commodities are both custom and off the shelf. Non inventory commodities could include office supplies, computer equipment, test equipment and production equipment.
  2. Will be held accountable (as a purchasing team member) for certain metrics and continuous improvement activities. Metrics include, but are not limited to: inventory turns, cost reduction, purchase price variance, and on time delivery.
  3. Will manage the supply chain for parts assigned.  Perform quarterly supplier performance ratings.  Qualify new sources of supply as required.
  4. Must be a US Person in accordance with United States immigration laws to be considered for this position.


Experience and Skills:

  1. BS Degree or equivalent experience.
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment, preferably high tech.
  3. Intimate knowledge of ERP/MRP systems.
  4. Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  5. Knowledge/experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  6. Strong negotiating skills.
  7. Knowledge of manufacturing flow


Company Description: 

FreeWave Technologies is in one of the most exciting chapters of its 24-year history. FreeWave is currently a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless communications leader and is rapidly expanding its product base to become an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) powerhouse.

Today FreeWave has a solid wireless platform that currently serves thousands of industrial customers. In addition, FreeWave has just released the new ZumLink and WavePro platforms that enable greater versatility including programmable functionality at the edge of IIOT networks.


Join the Wave ... Free Thinkers changing the Industrial Wireless World


FreeWave Technologies, Inc. engineers and manufactures certain products that are considered ITAR-controlled items under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Consistent with ITAR, any position at FreeWave that involves work with the engineering or manufacturing functions of the Company may only be filled by a candidate who is (i) a citizen of the United States, or (ii) a person who has been accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration laws.





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