Supply Chain Buyer/Planner


Kinestral is seeking a Supply Chain Planner/Buyer professional, which is a key role within our growing Supply Chain management organization. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance short term priorities and exceptional information analysis skills in a start-up environment are a necessity. Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing inventory levels and targets, and managing supply and demand within the Global supply chain. Reports to the Vice President, Operations.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute procurement of raw materials from global suppliers
  • Maintain strong working relationships and communications with manufacturing and key suppliers to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Proactively report product and material availability issues
  • Coordinate inventory planning and replenishment of raw materials and components in conjunction with our program management teams
  • Analyze and manage MRP, Source list, Material master/parameters;
  • Revise essential system planning data to ensure our Macola system is effectively planning future requirements.
  • Inventory Management: Support reporting, inventory parameters, reduction and reserve percentage measurements, Product Life Cycle management
  • Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information in the ERP system.
  • Supplier Management: RFQ, Cost saving initiatives, Negotiations, Supplier relationship/evaluation
  • Project management: new product launch
  • Provide support to the Sales and Marketing team, Product Management with business and product strategy.
  • Participate and contribute to monthly inventory reduction, program management & metrics related to the S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.

Minimum Requirements: Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Operations, Supply Chain or minimum 5 years relevant and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years Supply Chain (planning & procurement) experience

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Microsoft Dynamics ERP system experience preferred
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP, CPSM certification completed or in progress, preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

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  • Kinestral HR

    Kinestral HR

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • The Company

    Since its founding in 2010, the people at Kinestral have been perfecting electrochromic technology so that its performance and aesthetics are unequaled in the industry. Our Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry is faster, brighter, more uniform — and it’s stunningly beautiful and natural. We marvel every time we’re in a room with Halio. But while Halio can now make buildings more sustainable, brighter, and healthier, we’re still just getting started.  We’re growing our talented team of physicists, chemists,  mechanical, industrial, electrical, and software engineers to help us continually advance our technologies. We’re also looking for non-technical people – sales, marketing, finance, business development, and so on. If you’re smart, curious, resourceful, driven, and have enough experience to make an immediate impact, send us your résumé.