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Buyer

| Watertown
Markforged, located in Watertown, MA, is growing at an exponential rate and we’re looking for a highly-motivated and experienced Buyer Expediter who thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment to support our team. Join our motivated and talented Sourcing team as we deliver thousands of advanced composite and metal 3D printers to our customers around the world.
We strive to manage the complexity of our internal and external supply partners with precision. We move fast, appreciate creative solutions, and scale with our hyper-growing business needs. We value good ideas from anyone, learn from our own mistakes, aren’t into internal politics, appreciate levity and humor, and aspire to be the best sourcing team in the industry!
As our team’s Buyer-Expeditor, you will be given the challenge of procuring material for internal and external manufacturing, production support, and engineering development projects that makes production of Markforged’s products possible. You will work with suppliers on critical supply situations to resolve time-sensitive needs for material. You’ll also work closely with our production and manufacturing operations to ensure availability of key production material at the right cost, quality and cost.
If this sounds like you, please keep reading…

In this role you will:

  • Execute direct purchase orders for production needs, including direct materials for internal and external manufacturing
  • Issue purchase orders to category suppliers to support critical business needs
  • Actively expedite suppliers to improve critical delivery needs to support challenging program requirements
  • Support resolution of quality issues, and continuously improve purchased material cost
  • Support production purchasing, including supplier RFP development, quoting and procurement as directed
  • Support qualification and introduction of new suppliers to support programs
  • Conduct competitive supplier bidding to ensure that ongoing purchases are contracted with supply partners offering the best value including delivery support, quality and cost.
  • Support purchases of critical development program material, including quick-term prototype requirements
  • Identify suppliers and expedite materials as necessary to support development program needs
  • Support transmittal of design changes to suppliers for technical drawing revisions
  • Track supplier implementation of these changes in delivered products and materials
  • Support strategic sourcing projects including supplier identification, screening and bid package development, quoting, and cost discussions including compiling drawings and specifications
  • Manage kanban program for production including logistics, internal manufacturing, and facilities
  • Monitor Kanban inventory levels and execute required purchase orders
  • Recommend and initiate process improvements including quality, efficiency, inventory and cost improvements
  • Analyze, recommend, and execute purchase of components with supply risk or on allocation to protect production delivery schedules
  • Execute purchases with a corporate credit card and reconciling monthly expenses incurred
  • Support internal teams to resolve any invoices and payment process discrepancies

What we look for:

  • Prior experience with ERP and manufacturing production scheduling systems
  • Experience and understanding of the fundamentals and challenges of managing material in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to logically address issues, evaluate alternatives and find solutions
  • Organized, and able to multitask / prioritize in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable interacting with internal requesters and external suppliers in conflict situations
  • Adept at Excel, Google Sheets, and able to learn and use various collaboration apps
  • Positive attitude and high energy level
  • Thrives on working with requesters and functional teams and successfully resolving their purchasing and materials needs and problems.
  • Strong passion, curiosity and insight to continuously improve processes
  • Comfortable with lots of information and data, and able to organize and prioritize it
  • High level of integrity and character
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest and viability to advance to higher level roles within Sourcing and Operations
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience, preferably in business or a technical discipline
  • Ability to respond to unplanned challenges in a calm and professional manner

Bonus Skills (Not Required)

  • Prior Purchasing experience or working with suppliers
  • Understanding of Markforged products, systems and processes
  • Business or technical degree
  • Experience establishing purchasing supply programs
  • Understanding of different material supply models (ROP, Kanban, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of Sourcing metrics and KPIs and how to achieve them
  • Experience establishing purchasing supply programs
  • Knowledge Lean / 6 Sigma improvement methodologies
  • Experience with SQL and data analysis

Why Markforged?

  • At Markforged, we have a culture that values learning, data-driven decision making, and prioritization
  • We learn from failure and are not afraid to keep trying after others have given up
  • We are a team of talented individuals and are looking to grow with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of improving how the world innovates
  • We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more
  • Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks
  • Our business evolves rapidly every quarter
  • While we can't tell you exactly what challenges and opportunities you’ll face moving forward, we can promise that our positions are challenging, stimulating, and will leverage your skill set.

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.

Daniel

Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day for me is a little different. Typically, I'd start the day by checking on the results of some multi-day experiments or pull parts out of experimental furnace runs for our metal system. Later in the day, I'd kick off the next set of experiments, which could be something like a regular print or a special furnace run.

Michelle

Materials R&D Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Markforged on the Solutions team. After taking the initiative to learn, attend trade shows, and help with training sessions, the growth of the applications team allowed me to graduate to the role of an Application Engineer. Markforged has continuously allowed me to use my increasing expertise and skill set to grow my career.

Michelle

Application Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Business Ops is responsible for the systems architecture, processes, and data that will allow Markforged to scale efficiently. We start every morning with team stand-up. We cover sales, channel, marketing, and office ops - so we communicate often to stay coordinated in Markforged’s fast paced environment.

Hoppy

Vice President, Business Operations

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Making sure that as we scale we are still moving quickly. We have grown a lot, and I think the real complication is that we now have a lot of legacy products. The most important thing is that we never stop supporting customers and those products. You can't forget about your last printer while you're working on your new one.

Julie

Director, Product Management

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have a conference room named "Smash" with plenty of controllers - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, Chobani yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Monthly New Hire happy hours and weekly Friday happy hours.
Parking
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Fitness Subsidies
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