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Divergent 3D

Divergent 3D

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
Divergent is a technology company that has architected, invented, built, and commercialized an end-to-end factory system called the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS™) that comprehensively uses machine learning to optimally engineer, additively manufacture, and flexibly assemble complex integrated vehicle structures and subsystems. Products created using DAPS are superior in performance, lower in cost, rapidly customizable to meet mission and customer-specific requirements, faster to market, and scalable on demand to high volume production. Divergent is a qualified Tier 1 supplier to global automotive OEMs, and Divergent is now expanding to support mission critical needs in the Aerospace and Defense sector.
Senior Buyer
You will be working for an organization that values a strong collaboration between all Operations functions to ensure we are designing optimal manufacturing processes that are safe, cost effective, reliable and maintainable.
D3D is currently seeking a highly skilled, experienced senior buyers to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for negotiating to close deals with optimal terms and maintain our internal timelines. Managing suppliers and sourcing direct materials, equipment, and services.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Standards:
•Support global sourcing effort by optimizing cost and terms for all purchases. A strong negotiator able to manage multiple quotes, complex offers and SOW, to obtain the best purchasing terms, including payment schedule, payment terms, lead time, warranty, et.
•Procures for inventory and non-inventory purposes all necessary materials, parts and services, ensuring timely delivery, high quality, and cost-effective pricing to meet customer commitments and desired inventory stock levels
•Through comprehensive long-term supplier agreements and purchase order management, ensures the flow-down of contractually mandated and license-required terms to every supplier to which such terms apply
•Establishes and nurtures effective supplier relationships, including the proactive communication of company priorities and evolving product needs
•Track and monitor shipments and communicate status to key partner
•Manage inventory area and support controlled movement of all material according to standard operating procedures for inventory control and preservation.
•Ability to work in a non-standardized manufacturing environment recognizing calls to action through a variety of communication methods
•Ability to prioritize work through natural understanding of the businesses objectives both towards customer programs as well as internal business growth and maturity
•Familiar with engineering drawings, machining tolerances, general CNC machining operations
•Experience with aerospace procurement and production is a strong preference
•Understanding of the procure-to-pay process and ability to troubleshoot any issues preventing supplier payment
•Ability to research, qualify, and onboard suppliers for new business requirements, or to replace existing underperforming supply base
•Ability to quickly troubleshoot supplier underperformance, effectively resolving issues or pivoting for alternative solutions in order to maintain business driven on time delivery
•Demonstrated experience in driving process improvements within a supply chain department
Work Environment:
Both office and occasional manufacturing plant shop floor
Requirements:
Education:
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
Experience:
•Skilled at negotiation and networking
•Experience 2-5 years of purchasing in Automotive or Aerospace
•Proficient in using and managing relevant modules of Oracle ERP
•Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications, analytical, and problem-solving skills
•Proven working experience in sourcing and supplier management
•Interest in market dynamics along with a keen business sense
Skills:
Physical Demands:
•Must be able to remain in stationary position 50% of time.
•The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the office and warehouse to execute work efficiently
Other Requirements:
Adhere to all Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
What You’ll Get :
Holistic Compensation Package: Enjoy a world-class compensation package that includes a competitive salary, equity plan, and discretionary results-based incentive bonus opportunities, ensuring you're truly valued for your contributions.
Wellness and Time Off: Embrace a healthy lifestyle with paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays, including a year-end shutdown to recharge. We support growing families with paid parental leave, recognizing the importance of bonding time.
Comprehensive Health and Wellness: Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health and wellness benefits, offering both HMO and Premium PPO options. Additionally, benefit from company-sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage for peace of mind.
Investment in Growth: We're committed to your professional development. Take advantage of reimbursement opportunities for learning and development initiatives, empowering you to continuously expand your skill set and reach peak performance.
Inclusive and Collaborative Environment: Join our inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company. Together, we're disrupting the traditional manufacturing industry, embracing diversity, and fostering innovation to reduce our footprint by integrating people and technology.
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Disclosures:
In order to adjust to changes in our business, it may become necessary to add, remove or modify certain duties and responsibilities, or to reassign you to another job position. From time to time you may be asked to work on special projects or to assist with other work. Your cooperation and assistance in performing such additional work is expected. Divergent Technologies, Inc , Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
E-Verify: Right to Work
Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO), we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.