Buyer II

Formfactor, Inc. Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 2 months ago


FormFactor, Inc.

Livermore, CA

We live in a mobile driven world where technology is constantly improving. Semiconductor manufacturers need a partner as they pioneer and drive the most advanced integrated circuits (ICs) ever made. FormFactor is the world's leading supplier of probe cards used to test the ICs that power the majority of smart phones and tablets on the planet, as well as electronic systems used in computing, consumer, automotive and other applications. We are a big company with a small time feel. Working at FormFactor gives you the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, have a direct influence on next generation products hitting the market and drive the overall growth and development of the semiconductor industry.

We are a fast-paced, growing company where each employee contributes to our culture of integrity, innovation, and teamwork. We are looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals who can thrive in a changing and challenging environment.


FormFactor is looking for a Buyer to fill a reg. fulltime role in our Livermore, CA location. Primary focus of this position is to coordinate purchase of materials to support manufacturing and ensure adequate inventory to support orders. Will work with a variety of suppliers to ensure on time delivery and quality that meet business requirements. This position will enter purchase orders, verify order information, track order confirmation, monitor open orders, follow-up with suppliers and keep ERP system (Oracle) updated.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Coordinate purchasing activities to maintain inventory safety stock.

  • Interface with accounting and receiving to resolve problems.

  • Confirm delivery information and availability of materials

  • Expedite and shortage mitigation with suppliers.

  • Communicate schedule risk to planners and applicable stakeholders.

  • Manage return orders to suppliers.

  • Eliminate root causes of availability issues

  • Negotiate cost savings

  • Identify material shortage risks and take action to mitigate

  • PCBA purchasing experience a plus


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.

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience

  • ERP experience a must ( Oracle a plus)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Engineering or related field

  • APICS certification preferred

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and deliver results with aggressive timelines

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both suppliers and internal customers

  • Data management skills, including Excel a plus

  • Strong analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

FormFactor is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex (including breastfeeding and related conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other legally protected characteristic. These protections extend to all employment and management decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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