Operational Buyer

Berlin
Erlangen
Hardware
Full-time
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About the Company:

Worldcoin is a new, collectively owned global currency that will be distributed fairly to as many people as possible. Worldcoin will launch by giving a free share to everyone on Earth. We believe that this is an essential step to accelerate the transition towards a more inclusive global economy, providing new ways for everyone to share future prosperity. We hope you’ll join us on our ambitious journey.

About the Team:

As part of the Hardware team, we are responsible for sourcing materials to fuel production of the Orb in times of a global supply chain crisis as well as distributing the Orb worldwide. The supply chain and logistics team plays a critical part in bringing our electronic hardware device to market globally. We work with mechanical and electrical component suppliers, in order to scale a hardware product from prototype to mass production volumes. We are a rapidly growing, highly cross-functional team that strategically partners with every section in every department to create a positive, and unique company brand.

About the Opportunity:

The Operational Buyer position presents a unique opportunity to work in both hardware and cryptocurrency. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of all day-to-day procurement activities across the manufacturing categories. You will also gain experience with supplier management and logistics methods, processes, and strategies. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Carrying out the day-to-day business of material purchasing, including obtaining and evaluating price quotes and initiating purchase orders.
  • Creating and executing purchase orders according to Worldcoin specifications, taking into account drawings, part lists, specifications, quality requirements, cost unit, delivery lot sizes, deadlines, and commercial and legal bases.
  • Managing supplier relationships–specifically around cost, capacity, delivery, and quality performance.
  • Overseeing pending orders and ensuring their complete, accurate, and timely execution.
  • Ensuring timely availability of all ordered materials and services.
  • Tracking goods received to verify appropriate delivery and ensure invoice processing.
  • Controlling for price variances.
  • Optimizing material flow and stock level.
  • Processing technical changes, ensuring the timely flow of new material, and implementing cost-effectiveness controls for discontinued materials.
  • Reporting on development and status to purchasing management on a regular basis.
  • Planning, setting up, coordinating, and optimizing the entire supply chain, taking into account deadlines, stocks, risks in the supply chain, costs, and storage capacities.
  • Preparing analyses and statistics for control and support of procurement strategy and strategic planning.
  • Delivering change requests to suppliers, working closely with the Engineering department.
  • Supporting the introduction of new products.
  • Establishing supplier selection criteria, evaluating potential suppliers, conducting the RFQ process, and driving supplier selection in partnership with Engineering.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or (industrial) engineering, or a similar field.
  • Professional background in operational procurement (1-3 years).
  • Experience in material management and import activities preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ERP system (SAP experience preferred).
  • Knowledge of cost and performance accounting and controls. 
  • Ability to work within a team and take a solutions-oriented and analytical approach. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • The ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • German fluency (written and spoken). English proficiency (written and spoken), fluency preferred.

Operational Buyer

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Category

Hardware

Location

Berlin / Erlangen

Type

Full-time