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Minimum USD Salary: 65,000
Maximum USD Salary: 65,000

Industry: Operations

Company: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


Established in 1975, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Ground-breaking scientific research, manufacturing ideas and results continue to propel Shimazu’s outstanding reputation and “Excellence in Science.” People dedicated to our mission have the largest impact on Shimadzu’s continued growth and success. Would YOU like to join a diverse team of professionals working together with researchers, scientists and manufacturers to help better lives worldwide?


  • Our Culture: A Certified Great Place to Work firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Competitive Compensation: Day 1 Benefits and competitive salary.
  • Retirement Benefits: Matching 401K and a Profit-Sharing Program.
  • Health Benefits: Flexible Spending/Health Savings Accounts.
  • Performance Bonuses: Variable Pay Plan for commission and incentive roles.
  • Work-Life Balance: Generous Paid Time Off and Hybrid work options for qualifying roles.
  • Education: Tuition Assistance Program for both graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Insurance Perks: Pet Insurance, optional Identity theft, legal pre-paid, critical care benefits, and robust company-paid life and disability programs, inclusive of paternity and maternity leave.
  • Well-being: Comprehensive Corporate Wellness Program.
  • Work Flexibility: Business casual Dress Attire & casual (jeans) Friday!
  • Professional Growth: Clear pathways for Career, Leadership, and Personal Development.
  • Employee Engagement: Active Inclusion, Diversity, and Culture Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).


  • For Employees who reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California, additional compensation is offered through a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA).


The individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of inventory, purchasing, and reporting functions. Responsibilities include planning and issuing purchase orders, expediting orders, corresponding with vendors (intercompany and 3rd Party) as well as shipping agents, and other related duties that may be assigned from time to time. The position requires someone with strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, and ability to effectively and professionally communicate with a wide range of individuals.

This position manages the day-to-day tactical Purchasing activities within Shimadzu. The individual in the role will be directly responsible for inventory planning, placing purchase orders, material expediting, and managing orders until they are physically and systematically received.

This document attempts to communicate the traditional, physical and environment demands associated with this position. The company will consider reasonable accommodation including changing the way the job is traditionally performed whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity.


  1. Plan Orders for Raw Material using inventory reports and MRP system (daily)
  2. Place Purchase Orders into ERP system and with vendors. (daily)
  3. Update ERP system with PO changes (price, qty etc.) (daily)
  4. Manage orders to international vendors and ensure they are paid at the correct currencies and exchange rates (daily)
  5. Expedite Items when needed to fulfill customer orders
  6. Enter and maintain Item Master purchasing information either manually or using batch upload. (daily)
  7. Coordinate with material management to ensure all orders are closed correctly (daily)
  8. Resolve discrepant material issues with supplying vendors for accuracy and quality. (daily)
  9. Assist with Fleet Vehicle Administration. (daily)
  10. Take direction from system reports, forecasting and Master Scheduler/Planner
  11. Create New Vendor accounts as necessary
  12. Coordinate with internal sales, marketing and service groups to communicate and action any supply concerns.


This position’s focus is to ensure all company purchase orders are placed in a timely manner, and consistently follow up with vendors/internal stakeholders to make sure all material arrives on time and is received as expected.





Accounts Payable

Purchasing Knowledge

Organizational Skills

Japanese culture


Inventory Control

Receiving Functions

Communication Skills




Incumbent is required to act independent of supervision in routine matters governed by either policy or established procedure. The incumbent must be flexible and able to solve questions and problems using sound judgment.


A Bachelor’s degree is preferred along with experience in purchasing/inventory planning or the equivalent combination.

At Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, we believe in providing structured career paths that recognize and reward talent. If your expertise surpasses the level specified in the listed position, we offer the flexibility to upgrade positions to better suit your qualifications accompanied by a salary adjustment




The position requires occasional lifting (or by other means for movement) of boxes and parts. Physical demands may include bending; stooping, squatting, standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time and pulling/pushing of parts can also be expected. Incumbent must be able to lift up to 20 pounds throughout the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Position is required to maintain proper housekeeping and safety standards. Proper use of personal protective equipment and safety devices are required as stated by the Corporate Safety Document policies and procedures.


This position is based in an office area that requires regular and predictable attendance. It will involve working alone on projects and collaborating as part of team. Incumbent may work at different workstations during the day and travel to regional locations in order to support the purchasing/inventory planning needs of all company employees. Extra hours may periodically be required, in order to fulfill the functions required by this position. The position will include contact with all SSI employees and requires prompt and friendly handling of all related inquires.

EEO Statement

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. As applicable, the parties agree that they shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR Section 60-1.4(a); 41 CFR Section 60-300.5(a); 41 CFR Section 60-741.5(a); and 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A with respect to affirmative action program and posting requirements, and that these requirements are incorporated herein. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors ensure nondiscrimination and take affirmative action in employment to employ and advance qualified individuals without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, and protected Veteran status. These regulations also prohibit covered contractors from taking adverse action against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their or their co-worker’s compensation information in certain situations.

Shimadzu is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Shimadzu via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position (and agency was requested to work the requisition) will be deemed the sole property of Shimadzu. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Shimadzu as a result of the referral or through other means.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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