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Industry: Engineering

Company: Ricoh Electronics

Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (REI) is looking for a bilingual (Japanese/English) Technical Purchasing Engineer, to join our Thermal Media technical team. The Technical Purchasing Engineer will work closely with our technical team to analyze technical requirements, identify suitable suppliers, and negotiate with suppliers. This position will use their Japanese/English bilingual language skills to communicate with global purchasing teams for alignment with global purchasing strategies.

The Technical Purchasing Engineer will:

  • Oversee and/or perform the procurement of material and services, which includes obtaining material or service requirements from internal customers, preparing requests for initial quotations and proposals with pertinent specifications.
  • Collaborate with purchasing team for final quotations and proposals. Coordinate QGF establishment with vendors and internal teams. Interview and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as contract terms, price, availability, and delivery schedule. Qualify suppliers based on overall QCD metrics.
  • Identify and leverage opportunities for cost down, supplier consolidation and quality improvements for assigned commodities, materials, supplies, and services. Collaborate with other Ricoh companies to develop and maintain local vendors as part of the global supply chain.
  • Collaborate with technical teams to analyze factors of raw material quality issues, recommend countermeasures, and communicate technical details with the vendors.
  • Compile data on local and international market conditions, price trends, and future markets and make recommendations for strategic purchasing plans and initiatives to optimize supply continuity, quality and cost. Forecast the cost, availability, and suitability of parts and materials. Support cost analysis and volume allocation planning for major commodities.
  • Plan and participate in trials of new materials with the technical team to confirm quality and productivity.

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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