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Technical Purchasing Specialist

| Kirkland
Imagine ubiquitous 5G connectivity that will deliver on the promise of 4K video, augmented reality, autonomous driving, drone delivery, and super-fast inflight internet. These bandwidth intensive technologies of the future cannot take place utilizing current wireless and broadband network infrastructure. Pivotal Commware has developed a revolutionary technology called HBF or Holographic Beam Forming, a breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. This disruptive software defined antenna technology is revolutionizing wireless and broadband networks by helping network operators solve their biggest wireless access challenges – capacity and spectral efficiency. Our patented antenna technology helps wireless service providers squeeze every ounce of performance from their networks at the lowest cost, size, weight and power consumption available.
While Pivotal has completely redefined the physics and economics of providing broadband wireless access for consumer, business and military applications, we still need to tailor our technology for a multitude of compelling use cases. Looking ahead, our team will also be developing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to complement and enhance our fundamental technology. If you are passionate about what you do and want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you.
Pivotal Commware is a Seattle company productizing revolutionary software defined antenna systems. Our Holographic Beamforming Antenna technology enables fast, dynamic control of an antenna beam profile with vastly reduced cost, size, weight and power consumption relative to traditional phased array antenna systems. Pivotal is using this technology to disrupt a number of markets where phased array performance is needed in commercially viable envelopes for both the private and public sectors.
Pivotal is seeking a Technical Purchasing Specialist to support the prototype production and scaling up of manufacturing for our antenna system products. This position will be responsible for putting processes and systems in place as well as executing purchasing from request, purchase order, order, receiving, invoice and closing the loop through finance. This person will be involved in working with different disciplines of the company including product management and engineering on refining product specifications as well as coordinating with internal teams and contract manufacturers to deliver high quality output with maximum yield. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager.
Source new parts and materials for electro-mechanical devices
Track orders to build schedule for prototypes and early production
Reconcile invoices and receiving information with PO
Reconcile engineering inventory stock and initiate reorders
Communicate with vendors and co-workers to keep everyone in the loop regarding orders in process
Reconcile and track finished good inventory that is stored onsite
Monitor raw goods inventory at Contract Manufacturer
Monitor finished good inventory stored at Contract Manufacturer
Monitor component lifecycle concerns (EOL, NFND, Lead-times; etc)
Coordinate shipping and receiving efforts
Office inventory/supplies ordering (computers, desks, supplies…)
Manage asset tracking
Work with sales and engineering to determine future needs and volumes
Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field and or manufacturing preferred, business degree and related experience is acceptable
3+ years of relevant experience in Purchasing or Manufacturing as a Purchasing Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Purchasing Manager, Buyer or related title
Experience with and understanding of printed circuit boards (PCB), exotic materials a plus
Experience with the purchasing of electronic components, RF component experience a plus
Experience in design for manufacturing with related products including experience with electronics and hardware components
Strong initiative and self-managing skills
Good communication skills both internal and external
Detail oriented
Proficiency with Microsoft Products (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Experience with implementing ERP systems a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are just past Gold's Gym (of which we offer free membership to employees) and Maelstrom Brewery.

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Free membership to Gold's Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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