Senior Purchaser/ Planner

Senior Purchaser/ Planner



Direct spend, Product Related, Techniek

  • Date: Mar 2, 2022
  • Location: ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Company: Super Micro Computer
  • Job Req ID: 15156

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Under general direction, the Senior Purchaser/Planner at Super Micro Computer, Inc. plans and coordinates the purchasing functions of the technological division; coordinate the work of the buyers, purchases high quality supplies, materials and equipments in accordance with informal and formal bidding procedures; prepare specifications and contracts for services/supplies. If you are dedicated, energetic and detail-oriented, this could be the perfect role for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and purchase material requirements and ensure the flow of materials for ongoing production as well as for new products in development
  • Prepare, review, place department purchasing requisitions
  • Maintain computerized purchasing records and paper filing
  • Monitor and resolve production material shortages
  • Seek, partner, and maintain relationships with reliable outside vendors and suppliers to manage purchase orders based on demand
  • Place order and follow up closely with counterpart CMs to achieve sales demand and fulfillment
  • Monitor and follow up closely with internal and/or CM production schedule to ensure on-time delivery and monitor it for prototype projects
  • Update planning spreadsheets and internal reports regularly
  • Review and monitor inventory levels against sales ratio and sales forecast; respond to changes in sales trend and sales forecast
  • Enter purchase transactions precisely and gather both historical and current data
  •  Other projects and tasks may be assigned based on business needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years purchasing and planning experience with contract manufacturers, ideally in computer hardware or server products preferred
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Fluent in Mandarin a plus
  •  Ability to present data and analysis in an organized, clear, and concise manner
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Proven ability to research and apply critical information to evaluate product and conduct cost analysis for competitive pricing and positioning
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must be comfortable working with cross-functional teams to achieve a common goal
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain highest ethical and professional business conduct

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.