Accountemps has an exciting opportunity available with our client in Fremont! Purchasing Activities: • Every open PO should serve a purpose. That means open PO's with ALL suppliers which are lingering needs to be resolved or closed. Review the entire Open PO report on a weekly basis and resolve/close. • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts and assemblies (per MRP requirements), services and/or special tools; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required; maintains close coordination with plant engineering to ensure timely execution of product and services sourcing activities. • Secures and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with suppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities. • Perform the completion of internal purchase requisitions • Work with A/P to ensure PO's are correct, invoices are accurate and A/P supported • Perform "receipt" of packing lists and resolve issues. • Ship parts to suppliers as needed. • Responsible for shipping dept. (receipt, shipment, organization, pulling parts, etc.) • Work very closely with Order Management (OM) to actively respond to the requirements • Drive for cost reduction. Explore cost reduction opportunities. • Own reworking kits, and pulling parts to expedite production and reduce inventory. • Create ad-hoc reports as needed. • Support new MRP implementation and data upload • Interviews current and prospective supplier to determine supply capabilities. Establish new sourcing venues in coordination with the management. • Coordinates as appropriate quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers/CM. • Visits suppliers' facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems.