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Buyer/Planner II

Location: Pleasanton, California, United States
Job ID: R0005027
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Buyer/Planner II

Company: Hitachi Particle Engineering and Services, Inc.

Department: Purchasing

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Status: Temporary, Full-Time 


Under direct supervision, the Buyer/Planner will provide assistance in the performance of various routine purchasing assignments and planning of production materials. Assists in the procurement of supplies, raw materials, and equipment necessary for the operation of the organization. Work with manufacturing team to ensure the production schedule is on track.


  • Under direct supervision, responsible for most company purchasing. Assures the acquisition of all material goods meets the technical requirement and AccSys design specification.
  • Places orders for material goods, services and supplies (with the exception of office supplies) for ongoing company projects, manufacturing and operations.
  • Ensure material availability per project’s master schedule.
  • Estimate the amount of material needed to meet production schedules and customer requirements.
  • Determines material requirements from Engineering and Manufacturing Departments and coordinates efficient movement of parts and materials through production cycles, particularly manufacturing order routing interface.
  • Supports preparation and review of work packages (Job Travelers) as directed for new manufacturing orders, including generation of drawing and documents.        
  • Daily contact with vendors, soliciting quotations from vendors and analyzing bids. Aids in vendor selection and negotiating prices and terms as appropriate.
  • Maintains appropriate logs and records of all purchases and inventoried parts in compliance with established corporate policies and procedures.
  • Oversees shipments of parts and materials to vendors for processing.
  • Performs other procurement tasks as assigned by Purchasing Manager.
  • Assists in materials management to meet budget and schedule goals.


• H.S. diploma or equivalent. AA degree and/or accredited certificate in purchasing, materials management or related subject a plus.

• 1-2 years relevant purchasing and/or manufacturing planning experience.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Effective communications skills.

• PC and ERP literate.


Lift and carry 35 pounds occasionally. Communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Write by hand and keyboard.  Movement within office, shop, and storage area. Communicate by telephone and in person. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, computer use, and the reading of documents. Travel by automobile, plane, and/or train.

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