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Junior Buyer at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is searching for Junior Buyer to support multiple areas in executing procurement needs and ensure timely delivery. Working cross-functionally with several departments, you will also support Operations, Hardware Engineering, Product Development, and R&D Purchasing. This position will also heavily interface with Finance/Accounting and Warehouse personnel. Interested in contributing to a startup, where you will have a tangible impact on the operations of the business.

What You’ll Do

    • Responds timely to purchase requests, understands all requirements; ensures requirements such as description, quantities, arrival dates, and shipment methods are understood
    • Request quotes; negotiate purchase terms and delivery schedules with the suppliers
    • Prepare and enter PO’s in NetSuite ERP System and obtain internal approvals
    • Submit orders to the supplier and secure delivery dates; communicate these dates to the Requestor
    • Document and communicate PO changes to supplier
    • Follow-up, track, and expedite goods/services purchases to meet schedules
    • Confirm goods are delivered; resolve missed deliveries with the supplier
    • Identify alternate sources for components with better cost/quality/delivery
    • Assist in identifying and resolving inventory discrepancies
    • Manage inventory levels to set and maintain safety stocks and lead times
    • Obtain RMA’s from suppliers for incorrect, defective, and excess materials
    • Update and maintain ERP item attributes

About You

    • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of related industry experience in Purchasing; must be able to thrive in a start-up environment 
    • Strong knowledge of Purchasing best practices
    • Experience with NetSuite or other ERP systems 
    • Self-starter who is able to grasp new concepts/processes quickly and strive for continuous learning and improvement
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Organized, with great time management skills, an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and dynamic environment
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude that is willing to put forth the necessary effort to ensure client satisfaction
    • Excellent attention to detail
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.