Sr. Buyer

Super Micro Computer, Inc. San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago

Job Req ID: 13241

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:

Do you thrive in a fast-pace environment? Then Supermicro is looking for you to become part of our "Super Story". We are looking for committed individuals who can bring talent and experience in areas of purchasing, procurement, and inventory control. In this role, you will be responsible for planning and purchasing materials required for current and new products. This position will be based out of our headquarter in San Jose, CA.

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

  • Maintain computerized purchasing records and paper filing

  • Monitor and resolve production material shortages

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

  • Place order and follow up closely with counterpart CMs to achieve sales demand and fulfillment

  • Monitor and follow up closely with CM production schedule to ensure on-time delivery and monitor it for prototype projects

  • Update planning spreadsheets and internal reports on a regular basis

  • Review and monitor inventory levels against sales ratio and sales forecast; respond to changes in sales trend and sales forecast

  • Enter purchase transactions precisely and gather both historical and current data

  • Other projects and tasks may be assigned based on business needs


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management preferred

  • Minimum of 8 years purchasing and planning experience with contract manufacturers, ideally in computer hardware or server products preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluent in Mandarin a must

  • Ability to present data and analysis in an organized, clear, and concise manner

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

  • Proven ability to research and apply critical information to evaluate product and conduct cost analysis for competitive pricing and positioning

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Must be comfortable working with cross-functional teams to achieve a common goal

  • Familiarity with lean principles and JIT environments

  • APICS Certification a plus

  • Experience in hardware design or component selection/evaluation strongly desired

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to maintain highest ethical and professional business conduct

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.

Job Segment: Engineer, Cloud, Data Center, Engineering, Technology

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