OSI Systems, Inc

  • Buyer

    Location UK-Eaton Socon, St Neots
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 4:57 AM)
    OSI Electronics (UK) Ltd
    Requisition #
  • Overview

    OSI Systems companies have a long history of developing innovative solutions to bring a better quality of life to the world. Our OSI Electronics (OSIE) division is a diversified manufacturer of electronic devices and value-added manufacturing services.


    We provide our customers with the manufacturing capabilities and purchasing power of a global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider. We deliver regional and personalized support best provided by a smaller company, striving to build lasting relationships and create close and valued partnerships with our customers. Our singular focus is to help security experts, clinical professionals and high-tech developers solve real-world problems and issues.


    Reviews and analysis of purchase requisitions. Coordinates purchasing activities with relevant departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.  Process purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers.


    To obtain quotations from vendors and to ensure components are purchased and expedited for production requirements. Components are to be purchased at the correct quality, correct price or better according to the original quotation and are delivered to the agreed delivery schedule and in time for the production start dates.


    Perform cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g. material, components). Monitors the cost schedule and scope of assigned subcontractors to negotiable highest quality and best value.  Develops new supplier sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.  May recommend cost saving proposals.


    • To manage the Vendor Base to obtain best prices and best lead times through negotiation and vendor visits.
    • Create and place purchase orders using the company’s ERP system. Utilise the MRP (Material Requirement Planning) system to satisfy demands. To maintain the purchasing system and to monitor purchase orders and Inventory levels.
    • Purchase components for production requirements using the company business information system. Ensure components are purchased at the right price and to meet the agreed delivery schedules. Monitor the status of scheduled orders with vendors and if necessary, re-schedule to suit the new requirements.
    • Expedite all outstanding purchase orders with vendors to ensure deliveries are maintained. Report any discrepancies to delivery dates accordingly.
    • Liaise directly with vendors to resolve problems such as goods delivered too early, short shipment, over shipment and wrong goods. Liaise with Quality for faulty goods.
    • Liaise directly with vendors to arrange for goods to be returned. Generate the appropriate paperwork and organise despatch. Monitor and expedite accordingly.
    • Liaise with customers on problem parts as and when necessary and agree a satisfactory resolution.
    • Liaise with the Production staff to resolve any materials discrepancies in the workshop.
    • Act on authorised purchase request forms.
    • Raise and obtain authorisation for new vendor account forms.
    • Assist the Purchasing Supervisor with any problem associated with the purchasing role.
    • Produce relevant system reports regularly as and when required.
    • Ensure components are purchased at the right price and arrive at the right time for production.
    • To ensure potential problems that could jeopardise the completion of tasks are communicated clearly to the Purchasing Supervisor.
    • To set the planning parameters at item level as per the following: 
      • Order Multiples
      • Re-Order Cycle
      • Lead Times
      • Safety Stocks
      • Vendor
      • Buyer Code
    • Run MRP when required.
    • To build strong working relationships with Vendors and manage vendors in an appropriate manner to meet the needs of the business.
    • Carry out any other related tasks as specified by the Purchasing Manager.
    • Uphold the company’s core values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Teamwork.
    • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the company’s Code of Ethics and Conduct
    • It is the responsibility of every employee to report to their manager or a member of senior management any quality problems or defects in order for corrective action to be implemented and to avoid recurrence of the problem.
    • Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.




    • Educated to ONC level or above with proven buying experience, or Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply and a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) but not essential.
    • Experience within an electronics manufacturing purchasing background with proven purchasing and negotiation skills.
    • Strong MS Office skills and MRP knowledge.
    • Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    OSI Systems, Inc. has three operating divisions: (a) Security, providing security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; (b) Healthcare, providing patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology and anesthesia systems; and (c) Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, providing specialized electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for original equipment manufacturers with applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.



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