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PDS Tech Inc Buyer/Procurement Analyst in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Buyer/Procurement Analyst, in Cupertino, CA.


  • The Business Operations team is positioned at the interface between client’s product teams and the contract manufacturers that

  • transform client’s designs into industry leading products.

  • They are responsible for the business relationship between client and our contract manufacturers.

  • As a partner to Engineering and Operations, we develop and execute finished good sourcing strategies that enable new technology advancement and innovative manufacturing processes, while also optimizing cost.

  • The Business Operations Analyst position requires an interest in market dynamics, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation.

  • A successful candidate must have strong analytical capabilities, must be a high-energy tactical execution expert and a strong team player.

  • This position requires a combination of basic acumen with the ability to collaborate in a fast-paced environment.

  • The candidate will be a creative problem solver who is passionate about building and maintaining tools that improve the cost validation

  • and tracking processes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of value-add manufacturing processes and costs, and the contract manufacturing landscape

  • Support business operations negotiations with cost scenario analysis, reporting, claims management, and benchmarking

  • Manage and track final claims vs. initial budgets and assess key factors driving the change

  • Manage rework & overtime budgets, reserves, PR processing and GR management

  • Facilitate communications with suppliers, and internally, across functions and up to executive teams

  • CapEx Amortization Deal Structuring & PO adder tracking: Track, validate, and update changes from original negotiation (equipment adds by Ops, volume updates, track end of life, etc)

  • Automation ROI tracking and modeling

  • Setting up a mechanism for NRE Engineering Expenditure tracking and validation

  • Partner with Global Supply Manager/Biz Ops Manager to drive improvements in supplier performance on key metrics

  • Ensure a ongoing system/process is set up with an eye towards when the contractor resource is no longer onboard


  • Experience in a service, planning, asset management, manufacturing, consulting, banking

  • Prior experience in procurement and/or advanced skills in procurement software (JIRA, Tableau, Excel, SAP, etc) Analytical &

  • detail-oriented

  • Able to distill complex information into clear concise messaging

  • Excellent English communication skills required -- both verbal & written.

  • Experience with executive level reporting

Additional Requirements:

  • Team player who can work collaboratively to get things done.

  • Independent self-starter who can manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to make quick decisions with imperfect information

  • Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly


  • Proficient in Excel and Tableau

  • 0 - 2 years of work experience

  • Background in CapEx & Manufacturing


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.