Operations Buyer

Join Bloom Energy as an Operations Buyer in Newark, DE. Contribute to procurement activities supporting manufacturing with a focus on quality, cost, and timeliness.

Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy
Newark, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   USD 70k–100k   26 days ago

Our team at Bloom Energy embraces the unprecedented opportunity to change the way companies utilize energy. Our technology empowers businesses and communities to responsibly take charge of their energy. Our energy platform has three key value propositions: resiliency, sustainability, and predictability. We provide infrastructure that is flexible for the evolving net zero ecosystem. We have deployed more than 30,000 fuel cell modules since our first commercial shipments in 2009, sending energy platforms to data centers, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, biotechnology facilities, major retail stores, financial institutions, telecom facilities, utilities, and other critical infrastructure customers around the world.

Our mission is to make clean, reliable energy affordable globally. We never stop striving to improve our technology, to expand and improve our company performance, and to develop and support the many talented employees that serve our mission!

We are looking for an Operations Buyer to join our team in one of today’s most exciting technologies. This role will report to Purchasing Manager and based in Newark, DE. This is a fully on-site, in office role.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Operations Buyer will complete procurement activities in support of Bloom Energy Manufacturing. This position will serve as a procurement agent in the acquisition of materials and services required to assure on-time deliveries for the production line.

The primary role is to deliver products and services required in a timely manner, at established quality specifications and best competitive pricing. The position will collaborate with manufacturing, planning, commodity management, logistics, quality and finance personnel in the completion of duties.

We are looking for an experienced, confident professional with high energy, excellent communication and analytical skills and strong personal drive to succeed.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Procures materials, components, equipment and services at the lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability of source and urgency requirements
  • Reviews Oracle MRP on a regular basis; adjusts part and supplier settings to match the dynamic demand and supply requirements. Executes pull-ins, push outs, cancellations, expedites and new orders at minimal cost as required.
  • Maintains inventory levels and performs excess, obsolete and zero demand analysis.
  • Material shortage tracking and reporting. Support or lead daily meeting with all buyers to obtain delivery status and report out to management. Validates supplier commitments.
  • Implements and follows purchasing business processes and work instructions. Drives transaction discipline. Adheres to purchasing policies and company business standards of conduct.
  • Selects suppliers from the Approved Vendor List, issues RFQs, analyzes proposals, negotiates price and delivery, issues and/or adjusts purchase orders in a timely manner
  • Works with suppliers to utilize iSupplier to access their purchasing information, acknowledge requests/orders, provide updated order status and issue invoices
  • Coordinates with Supplier Commodity Management to provide suppliers with forecasts
  • Assists in evaluating supplier performance. May participate in supplier business meetings and audits to maintain strong working relationships.
  • Interfaces with Accounting and Receiving to resolve invoice and receiving problems
  • Reviews and ensures actions per disposition of Engineering Change Notices and part releases
  • Pulls and reads part specifications and engineering drawings
  • Participates in special projects and strategic initiatives, as requested

Skills and Experience

  • Requires a general understanding of supply chain management, competitive analysis, cost analysis, cost avoidance and reduction, negotiation, commodity knowledge, information systems / commerce, and procure-to-pay
  • B.S./B.A. Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related discipline preferred or equal equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • Business experience in high technology low volume / high mix product industries preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Purchasing best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication skills and teamwork skills
  • Strong foundation in Excel with pivot tables, lookups, formula writing and dashboards
  • Experience creating & presenting with MS PowerPoint is required; Visio process flow - Preferred
  • Bilingual English / Mandarin speaking for working with Asia supply chain is preferred
  • Experience using Oracle ERP, Business Analytics, and Agile PLM software – preferred
  • APICS CSSP or CPIM or ISM CPSM certification – preferred

Bloom Energy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants, will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Bloom Energy makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result.

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About the role

Apr 29, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


USD 70k–100k

Newark, United States

Mid Level


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