Buyer & Purchasing Specialist

Confidential Company  •  Colorado Springs, CO and 2 other locations

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Electronics

$80K - $90K ($50K - $60K base + $30K)
Posted on 11/02/17 by Art Reed
Confidential Company
Colorado Springs, CO
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Electronics
$80K - $90K
($50K - $60K base + $30K)
Posted on 11/02/17 Art Reed

Our client manufactures award-winning smart city technology, including advanced low-power IoT devices, smart metering, ecofriendly infrastructure, advanced wireless connectivity, and other emerging smart technology. They are hiring a Buyer & Purchasing Specialist to manage shipping and receiving inventory during the manufacturing process.

The hardware they bring to market will be integrated into smart cities, green IT initiatives, carrier-grade WiFi networks, and other advanced technology projects.

The Purchasing Specialist helps to run a high-volume international manufacturing environment that produces highly advanced smart city technology. They will oversee shipping and receiving, inventory management, and coordination between departments.

This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary plus benefits, including annual performance bonus, medical/dental health benefits, 401(K) company match, and more.
  • Company is strongly positioned within a booming market: already producing in-demand products while other firms are only just entering the market.
  • High level of visibility – access to directors, VPs, and executives.
  • Outstanding opportunity to build an advanced skillset in manufacturing, logistics, supply chain strategy, and distribution.
  • Market is expected to triple within 3 years as more municipalities demand energy-efficient wireless technology and smart infrastructure upgrades.
  • Scenic, modern office located in downtown Denver.
  • Highly experienced leadership and a culture of innovation.
  • Large pool of resources available to ensure top quality service.
  • Company has over 10 years of experience delivering IoT/M2M device technology.


  • Support purchasing activities within a high-volume manufacturing system for electronic wireless devices and equipment.
  • Source materials and assist in production planning, allocations, manufacturing capacity, and distribution strategy.
  • Manage inventory, including shipping/receiving activities, and perform inventory reconciliation activities.
  • Review SLA agreements and issue purchase orders to vendors and suppliers.
  • Assist engineering team in sourcing materials, such as custom components, plastics, metal, chipsets, PCBs, modules, and electronic components.

Skill Set:

  • 4+ years of experience of experience in a high-volume manufacturing or distribution environment, ideally with a focus on inventory management and shipping/receiving.
  • Strong attention to detail for shipping and receiving orders from suppliers.
  • Superb communication; able to coordinate between departments and vendors.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP software is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with accounting documentation (invoices, BOM/bill of material, budgets, etc.).
  • Understanding of wireless, telecom, or electronics industry is a strong plus. 
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