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Minimum USD Salary: 62,866
Maximum USD Salary: 91,028


Company: Kyocera

Company Overview

With nearly 80,000 employees globally, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech Ceramics which are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical applications, and semiconductor processing. You will find our innovative materials in everything from smartphones to space shuttles! Check out our profile video!

Look at these PERKS!

  • Coppetitive pay, benefits, and hours
  • 120 hours of vacation accrued per year to start (that’s 3 weeks/year for regular 8-hour shifts!)
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) company match
  • Pension
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible schedules
  • Tuition reimbursement


Buyer (PB5242)

Exempt: Yes
Safety Sensitive: No

Pay Range: $62,866 – $91,028 (Actual base pay based on factors such as relevant experience, education, market, qualifications, and skills)

The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of materials, services, and supplies. Contacts supplier, secures bids, and reviews quotes with department head before placing orders. Expedites wide variety of orders by suppliers to meet production needs. Purchases complex/large impact materials, equipment, supplies, and services, at the most economical cost, and for delivery at the time and location specified in the purchase requisition. Locates and evaluates suppliers, forecasts and reports procurement trends, negotiates, and administrates contracts. Manages daily purchase order process for assigned group.

• 4 years degree in related field AND 1 year of buying experience; OR, 4 years of buying/ supply management experience
• Written and verbal fluency in Japanese and English
• Excel skills and organizational skills experience
• Ability to manage and evaluate quality of service.
• Ability to negotiate fairly and use an analytical approach.
• Knowledge of commodity management such as raw materials, electrical components, MRO and services.
• Knowledge of import/export process and requirements.
• Must be eligible to work in an ITAR environment
• Travel may be up to 10%.
• Manage invoice discrepancies and Return to Vendor issues
• SAP experience preferred


  1. Maintains Supplier Management relationships daily with suppliers.
  2. Communicates with suppliers the expected delivery timeframe of products and services. Relates key information to production and any internal customers.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (email and phone).
  4. Negotiates materials and services for best value daily, may provide multiple quotes.
  5. Manages backlogs to ensure on-time delivery.
  6. Responsible for procurement business data input and integrity of information. May double check invoices and purchase requisition content daily.
  7. Develops and manages the sourcing cycle process for services and materials.
  8. Accurate entry in SAP is critical. Responds to requisitions and department leaders as needed for delivery or changes.
  9. Develops and maintains Supplier relationships, contract administration, quoting process, PO follow through, and supply chain. May negotiate contracts and with legal team.
  10. Orders products and authorizes payment in a timely manner.
  11. Generates and ensures accuracy of purchase orders.
  12. Addresses and reports critical supply chain problems.

Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk; and occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change and other duties may be assigned or removed at any time. This position may require exposure to information subject to US Export Control regulations, i.e.: the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be US persons within the meaning of US regulations.

Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Kyocera International, Inc. Human Resources team directly.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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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