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Technical Purchasing Manager - Photonics

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Orlando, FL
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Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Sep 22, 2016
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As the Technical Purchasing Manager, you will be the point of contact for all in-house ordering, inventory, and relationships between our engineers and vendors.


  • Reports to Directors of R&D and Manufacturing
  • Works closely with our engineering team
  • Assists with strategic supplier selection, develops RFQs, purchase orders, and order placement
  • Issues Purchase Orders for developmental and manufacturing parts [for sensors and/or related products]
  • Ensures that parts delivery schedule supports design project deadlines and holds suppliers accountable
  • Creates solicitations and contracts; negotiates terms, conditions, and pricing
  • Ensures that the appropriate amount of components and materials are on hand to meet production requirements; track and resolve material shortages


  • Previous experience working closely with engineers as part of a technical team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Vendor Management
  • Familiarity with optics and optoelectronics is a plus
  • Solid mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to operate in a free thinking environment
  • Proven track record of being assertive and self-motivated
  • Ability to read and understand basic data
  • Proficient in data management and a strong attention to detail
  • 3 or more years of procurement experience
  • Experience with machining parts and manufacturing procedures a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of R&D, and batch prototype/production environments preferred
Candidate will start on contract basis for the remainder of the calendar year and move into full-time status at the first of the year.

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