Electronics Buyer (Hybrid) job vacancy in KVH Industries – Jobs in Rhode Island

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Job Details
Company Name : KVH Industries
Company Location : 50 Enterprise Ctr, Middletown, RI 02842
Job Position : Electronics Buyer (Hybrid)
Job Category : Jobs in Rhode Island

Job Description :

This position provides procurement support to SATCOM commercial programs. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing KVH with products and services that are of maximum quality, minimum cost and within the needed lead time by identifying, evaluating and developing global suppliers. This is a full time hybrid position located at our Headquarters in Middletown, RI.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages all aspects of purchase orders from start to finish
  • Negotiate, benchmark, and manage supplier agreements
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Develop and manage collaborative relationships with vendors
  • Develop new lower cost global sources. Work with engineering and quality to make sure suppliers are technically qualified
  • Follows up in a timely fashion with suppliers on late deliveries, obtain shipping confirmations/proof of delivery as required
  • Prints daily reports, open order report and overdue report, execute purchase orders as system requirements indicate
  • Works with Accounts Payable to resolve accounting discrepancies as needed
  • Monitors price changes from suppliers and reviews with the Supply Chain Manager
  • Updates MRP with changes to supplier pricing, lead time
  • Responsible for processing demand changes through the ERP
  • Responsible for the development of landed costs (duty & freight)
  • Negotiate favorable freight terms with key freight forwarders
  • Help to expedite critical items that are holding up the building of
  • Support Supplier Scorecard Program
  • Track and report cost reduction progress for initiated
  • Review inventory levels, support inventory reduction plans


  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering or a related technical experience required.
  • Experience working with electrical components, electro-mechanical assemblies, and PCBA’s required.
  • Experience with Engineering or Procurement/Contracts with a minimum of 5-7 years purchasing experience preferred.
  • Strong PC skills: Microsoft Word and Excel, MRPII/ERP systems desierd.
  • Able to negotiate.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

KVH offers a full suite of benefits to include generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible/health spending account, employee stock purchase program and retirement plan.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States (US Citizen or Permanent Resident) and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

KVH also conducts background checks and drug screening after acceptance of an offer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Middletown, RI 02842

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