Procurement Specialist
San Francisco, CA 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Tempo Automation is transforming the way electronic product companies innovate and bring new products to market. Tempo's breakthrough, software-automated PCBA manufacturing platform delivers unprecedented speed, quality and transparency at the most critical time in a product's life cycle - prototype through new product introduction - when fast iteration and time to market are imperatives. Customers who count on Tempo Automation for this strategic advantage include the leading innovators in aerospace, medical technology, semiconductor, industrial technology, automotive and other key industries.

We're seeking a Procurement Specialist to assist our order management group in managing the materials purchasing process and negotiating with suppliers.

You Will:

  • Daily procurement of materials and services required customer builds, and be the first escalation point for the management of incoming orders.
  • Ensure completeness of all material specifications and SOWs, and act as point of contact to project stakeholders for discrepancy resolution and ensure traceability on changes.
  • Ensure complete and accurate flow-down of specifications on all POs to suppliers across all commodities and provide a list of shortages.
  • Negotiate pricing on an order-by-order basis.
  • Track and ensure on time delivery of inbound materials, and provide regular updates to Planning and Project Coordinators.
  • Develop best practices and ensure they are applied to all daily procurement activities.
  • Prepare spend and pricing reports for management.
  • Analyze supplier performance and present supplier scorecard to management and propose action based on results.
  • Analyze market and delivery trends to develop procurement technologies and processes that support those trends and best business practices.

You Have:

  • B.S. and at least 2 years of experience in an operations and manufacturing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to succinctly summarize information and providing the detail necessary to take tasks through to completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must be willing to regularly engage in-person and over the phone with internal stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Excellent multitasking skills with the ability to work across multiple software platforms.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.

We Provide:

  • Paid Time Off - We know that healthy and happy employees are ones that take time off to rejuvenate and clear their heads. We provide competitive, accrual-based paid time off for vacation and sick/personal days, in addition to separate paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, disability, and holidays.
  • Parental Leave - We know you need time to welcome and celebrate each new addition to your family. We offer paid parental leave to make this possible.
  • Generous Benefits - We value healthy and happy employees. We offer a 401(k) and cover 100% of the employee's premium for our competitive base health, dental, and vision package.
  • Flexible Stock Options - We view options as real compensation. We allow employees who leave after two years of service to exercise their options for up to 7 years.
  • Snacks & Weekly Lunches - We offer a stocked snack pantry and free company-wide lunch on Fridays.
  • San Francisco Office Location - We offer a convenient location with access to Muni, BART, and the freeway.
  • Commuter Benefits - However you get to work, we want to help! We offer a variety of commuter benefits to assist with the journey to and from work.
  • Transparent and Social Culture - We work better when we're all on the same page. We have regular company-wide meetings to review milestones and metrics, and discuss the broader vision.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Individuals seeking employment at Tempo Automation are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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