Your Global Parnter for Optical
OEM Module Solutions

Buyer / Planner

About Volpi Group

Volpi is a privately-owned company with locations in Zurich, Switzerland and Auburn, NY USA. Our core competencies are in systems engineering, development, production and life cycle management of customer-specific OEM subsystems. We have aggressive growth goals in the life impacting in-vitro diagnostic and life science markets and are at the fore front of optical module designs which enable our industry leading customers to realize advantages in speed, accuracy, quality, up-time and cost with their instruments.


Your main functions:

In this role, you will be responsible for procuring material to the requirements of our customers and ISO 13485 as well as planning production for pre-production and production needs. You must be a critical thinker who is well organized, detail oriented, and can multi-task with ease in a dynamic environment. You must be entrepreneurial and function well both independently and as part of an integrated local and global team.

  • Effectively develop, manage and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Procure materials at or better than targets etablished for quality, delivery, and cost while effectively inventory levels and turns
  • Negotiate blanket order agreements, pricing, stocking agreements, payment terms, and in order to manage risk, meet fluctuating customer requirements and maximize working capital turnover
  • Review potential stock-outs and past due deliveries, expedite as needed, and communicate timely updates to the operations team
  • Support quoting activities for new and recurring sales opportunities and provide timely delivery commitments to new customer oders
  • Perform analytics and lead effort to select and transition material to the appropriate MRP strategy to meet customer delivery needs throughout the product life cycle from pre-production, to production, to end of life
  • Support R&D and process development teams by appropriately avaluating and selecting suppliers and sourcing material in the prototype and pre-production phases
  • Create and monitor production work orders to meet customer requirement
  • Embrace and actively contribute to the culture of lean and continuous improvment
  • Working on special projects as assigned


    Your profile: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years purchasing experience in a manufacturing company
  • ERP and MRP system experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • ERP and MRP system experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication, analytical abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Lean in a manufacturing environment (six sigma experience preferred)
  • ISO 9001 required (ISO 13485 preferred)
  • Travel up to 10%


What we offer:

A variety of tasks with the ability to work autonomously and the potential for growth in a dynamic and international working environment. You can expect a highly motivated, supportive team and attractive and entrepreneurial employment conditions as well as in-depth professional development opportunities. 

Are you interested in this creative challenge? We are looking forward to receiving your complete application by e‑mail.

Volpi USA
Dave Nikolson
5 Commerce Way
Auburn NY 13021

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