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NPI Buyer Planner

Tarana Wireless

Tarana Wireless

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
The NPI Buyer/Planner is responsible for ensuring supply to support the launch of new products. This role will manage planning and materials requirements from development, to pilot. The NPI Buyer/Planner is expected to purchase and negotiate materials from suppliers using standard operating procedures and ways of working with a high level of competence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support new product launches with minimal supervision on supply chain activities that must occur to ensure initial builds of inventory for launch and for sustaining availability of inventory
  • Create and execute purchase orders based on demand requirements
  • Create master data for new build requirements & purchased materials
  • Work with CM to procure materials to plan and delivery schedule to support build requirements
  • Manage sourcing, quoting and procurement for NPI demand
  • Support commodity managers in sending NPI RFQ requests, managing and filing quotes
  • Prepare ongoing materials status and summary for each project to NPI teams
  • Perform more challenging material planning tasks requiring creativity and problem solving
  • Participate in Engineering Change Order review and ensure all planning is based on latest BOM
  • Manage timely execution of MRP actions to ensure uninterrupted supply to customer
  • Manage internal rework requests in coordination with suppliers, engineering, and warehouse teams
  • Resolve simple to moderately complex invoice issues
  • Participates on process improvement projects
  • Participates on project teams representing NPI Supply Chain
  • Continue to support Production and MRO activity as required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum BA/BS degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting
  • Must have minimum 5 years experience as a NPI buyer
  • Able to follow instructions and use initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to work with complex projects and teams
  • Communicate at high level and organized at detailed level
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the field
  • Ability to problem solve/troubleshoot within immediate work area
  • Works without immediate supervision
  • Experience working with ERP systems (preferably Netsuite), Excel and Google Sheets

The salary range for this position is: $95,000 to $120,000

Compensation will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to: skill set, years of experience and the employee’s geographic location.

Tarana provides competitive benefits to employees in this role including: Medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, flexible time off and stock option.

Since our founding in 2009, we’ve been on a mission to accelerate the pace of bringing fast and affordable internet access — and all the benefits it provides — to the 90% of the world’s households who can’t get it. Through a decade of R&D and more than $400M of investment, we’ve created an entirely unique next-generation fixed wireless access technology, powering our first commercial platform, Gigabit 1 (G1). It delivers a game-changing advance in broadband economics in both mainstream and underserved markets, using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum. G1 started production in mid 2021 and has now been installed by over 160 service providers globally. We’re headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India.

G1 has been developed by an incredibly talented and pioneering core technical team. We are looking for more world-class problem solvers who can carry on our tradition of customer obsession and ground-breaking innovation. We’re well funded, growing incredibly quickly, maintaining a superb results-focused culture while we’re at it, and all grooving on the positive difference we are making for people all over the planet. If you want to help make a real difference in this world, apply now!