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Senior International Buyer/Planner
Technical Support Specialist

Senior International Buyer/Planner

Manages all procurement and outsourcing activities from international suppliers. Communication via e-mail and fax. Key member of the purchasing team responsible for bringing in existing and new products for distribution in an organized and timely fashion.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Manage and control the flow of incoming material from over 30 different suppliers.
  • Work daily re-schedule, re-order and backorder reports to assure that the overseas shipments are correct and on time to us.
  • Establish and maintain strong and positive relationships with our suppliers.
  • Work with the inside sales dept., product markerting and the technical dept. to outsource special orders and new products by sending and receiving physical samples and e-mails.
  • Monitor and control the incoming freight shipments for proper cost and duty requirements. The purchasing manager will assist in this function.
  • Responsible for generating cost reductions from all of our suppliers on an annual basis. Requires reviewing all existing product lines and communicating our price requirements to the suppliers.
  • Manage and control the return of defective material for either replacement or repair. You will be responsible for all of the overseas vendors only. All the buyers do this on a weekly basis.
  • Work with the marketing department to assure that pricing and availability of parts are correct and as advertised in the catalog.
  • Good verbal and written skills required. Ability to interact with all departments.
Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years purchasing experience
  • Fluent in Mandarin preferred, but not required.
  • AX Dynamics ERP system experience preferred, but not required.
  • Board level electronics experience preferred, but not required.

B.A. or equivalent.

Technical Support Specialist

Jameco Electronics is a worldwide distributor of electronic components, power supplies, do it yourself kits, soldering equipment and accessories as well as much more. The technical support specialist will be responsible for walking the customer through the process of finding the correct part for their applications.This person will assist customers over the telephone, by e-mail, by chat, and in person in the Will Call area. Under direction, the technician will handle a variety of other technical projects including the evaluation of new samples, full qualification of products, implementation of circuits and systems for a variety of purposes, assistance to the warehouse in identifying and testing product, and other projects as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Respond quickly and effectively to customer technical inquiries, issues, or complaints about Jameco products
  • Help customers find data sheets and other literature for our products
  • Perform testing as needed to evaluate, qualify, measure, or debug various products
  • Help customers troubleshoot issues they encounter while using our parts
  • Assist the warehouse in identifying existing or incoming inventory
  • Perform testing before ship for the warehouse
  • Understand and master all product categories in the catalog
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks and projects as required by the tech supervisor
Job Qualifications & Requirements:
  • 2+ years in technical support of electronics products, preferably components
  • Problem-solving skills -- an agile mind, electronics aptitude, open-mindedness, curiosity.
  • Solid understanding of electronic concepts and terminology as it relates to components.
  • Solid understanding of Printed Circuit Board components. Power Supplies,Internal/External. PC Prototyping.
  • Strong aptitude in project/electronic kit building ( i.e. Arduino/Beaglebone)
  • Strong PC skills, for general computer aptitude using in-house applications, plus e-mail, and research on the Internet
  • Excellent skills in working in a fast-paced, frequently changing team-oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially over the telephone
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

AA degree in electronics or equivalent -- preferred.

Please email your resume and salary history to: [email protected]