Senior Buyer and Planner

Cambridge, MA

The team

Superpedestrian brings together a team of extraordinary people for one vision: transforming urban mobility. Our first move? Pedal power. We have an exclusive license to MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel, thousands of pre-order sales and backing from tier-one venture capital investors. Together, our team is now bringing the Wheel to the masses.

The Copenhagen Wheel is an electronic assist robot that responds seamlessly to how you ride. It makes biking a breeze. To work with us, you don’t have to be the world’s most obsessed cyclist, but you should possess a strong desire to change the way people everywhere move about cities. We’re revolutionizing personal transit for a sustainable future.

It should be a no-brainer: Superpedestrian is an equal opportunity employer, with women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. We care about your skills and your character. If we think there’s a good fit, we will get in touch. So please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Who you are

Life at Superpedestrian is about creating the magic that people feel when they ride the Copenhagen Wheel. We are seeking a Senior Buyer and Planner with experience purchasing mechanical assemblies and components. You will be responsible for receiving and organizing quotes, placing orders with suppliers and transferring material between our warehouse and our Contract Manufacturer.

What You’ll do:

  • Generate RFQs, analyze costs, and purchase parts from new and existing vendors
  • Process purchase requisitions
  • Follow up with vendors to ensure delivery of existing orders
  • Create and maintain our material purchasing plan based on our production forecast
  • Participate in Material Review Boards and process Return Material Authorizations with our Contract Manufacturer
  • Transfer material to our Contract Manufacturer and support Accounting with invoicing the CM for this material
  • Suggest new vendors for COTS parts
  • Handle receiving of parts and manage our inventory
  • Update and maintain our Vendor Database
  • Create and manage inbound and outbound freight shipments

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years work experience in Senior Buyer/Planner roles within a global organization
  • Advanced experience with Excel
  • Experience with sourcing mechanical parts from suppliers in Asia
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to effectively work with global suppliers
  • Able to manage multiple projects and maintain focus at all times to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Experience with a wide range of ERP/MRP systems and projects is a plus
  • Previous work experience at both small and large companies is a plus

What you can expect

  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry
  • A competitive compensation and equity package as well as a 401(K) retirement savings plan
  • The choice of a wide range of health and dental insurance plans, a flexible spending account, short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours, casual dress code, and unlimited paid vacation
  • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future
  • A gorgeous, dog-friendly workspace in a beautifully renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, stocked with an embarrassingly wide range of hot sauces, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, weekly beer runs, and a bi-weekly running club

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