• Buyer/Planner

    Job Locations US-CA-Morgan Hill
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Supply Chain
  • Job Description


    Cree is seeking a Buyer to conduct supplier price negotiations and secure supply of raw materials and consumables in a highly competitive global market. This person will work closely with Operations, Engineering, R&D, Finance, Legal, and other Supply Chain professionals to achieve Cree goals.


    What can Cree do for you?

    • Opportunity to be a key strategic contributor from the ground up.
    • Invaluable experience with an innovation leader, poised for success.
    • Potential for upward mobility in a thriving organization.
    • High visibility in $1+ billion company.


    What can you do for Cree?

    • You will have the opportunity to provide strategic sourcing leadership, participate in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing strategies and manage the commercial relationship with suppliers.
    • Provide a full range of purchasing functions from ordering through order fulfillment.


    Required skills:

    • BS degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or other related fields.
    • 5 years of experience negotiating crucial materials supply and device service agreements.
    • Proven track record of consistently delivering supply base price reductions through dynamic negotiation techniques.
    • Demonstrated experience in the application of procurement processes and contract management.
    • Skilled in the art of problem solving, issue resolution and change management in dealing with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Excel.


    Highly Preferred:

    • Manufacturing, Quality and/or Process Engineering experience.
    • MBA or certification as a supply chain professional.
    • Experience working in a high volume and high technology industry.
    • Demonstrated experience with ERP systems with emphasis on procurement, MRP, payables, receiving and inventory modules.
    • Experience working with international suppliers.
    • Experience leading global sourcing initiatives.
    • Sound understanding of planning processes including MRP, forecasting, establishing min/max reorder points, inventory optimization, and other related processes.
    • Working knowledge of Oracle ERP.


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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