Sr. Buyer

nLIGHT - Vancouver, WA (30+ days ago)3.3

nLIGHT is seeking a Production Buyer. The Production Buyer’s key roles are analyzing MRP requirements and purchase requisitions, maintaining inventory levels, placing orders and confirming orders, working directly with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering. This position is responsible for timely procurement of a broad range of items (domestic and foreign) including production material and MRO/Indirect purchases necessary to support requirements for sustaining production. This position works under minimal supervision.

Evaluate and maintain MRP for assigned items and ensure system validity and integrity.
Coordinate incoming material to meet demand, including issuing purchase orders and managing reschedule messages.
Conduct the RFP process for Operations Capital, tooling and Engineering projects and issue purchase orders to support indirect requirements.
Maintain communication with suppliers in order to monitor purchase order delivery, shipment tracking, short or late shipments
Manage disposition of rejected, excess, and obsolete parts in accordance with company policy
Coordinate resolution of invoice discrepancies.
Perform other related duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, manufacturing operations, business administration, or operations management or equivalent experience
Minimum five years of purchasing experience, preferably in in a high paced working environment
A working knowledge of procurement in an ERP/MRP environment. AX experience is a plus
Self-driven, results oriented, and motivated to work effectively without direct supervision
Strong organization skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Effective interpersonal and negotiation skills
Ability to make decisions and solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where standardization may be limited
nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or

About nLIGHT
nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.