Procurement and Sourcing

2022 08 15 kulr


The Procurement and Sourcing Specialist provides necessary support to the production and Supply Chain by creating purchase requisitions, and purchase orders, acquiring supplier documentation, and tracking on-time delivery.


  • Create Purchase Requests (PRs) and Purchase Orders (POs) processing in ERP System and issue POs to approved suppliers. Ensure suppliers’ adherence to established agreements.
  • Run weekly Open Order Reports to ensure Supplier OTD KPI is met.
  • Optimize order management (batching) process to ensure effective costing and communication with low and mid-tier suppliers.
  • Monitor and report suppliers’ delivery and quality performance to the Director of Supply Chain and Procurement Coordinator. Aide in addressing recurring or critical issues by utilizing corrective action tools and additional resources.
  • Support Accounts Payable in setting up new credit lines with suppliers, providing appropriate receipts and documentation, and resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Keep records of supplier expenditures and actively seek to reduce costs.
  • Develop product purchasing strategies with the procurement and production planning team.
  • Working cross-functionally to source and vet new suppliers.
  • Assist with additional procurement-related projects and ad-hoc requests as assigned.


  • Create and/or review all purchase requisitions for the correctness of setup, completeness, and inclusion of appropriate documentation backup and purchase justification to substantiate the basis for the existence of the PO and the amount.
  • Send follow-up e-mail notifications and reminders, as required.
  • Assist with the development of procurement training materials to educate and train new and existing requisitioners and approvers on the procure-to-pay process.
  • Additional troubleshooting and communications as required to address insufficiencies and remedy for future PRs.
  • Provide the Director of Supply Chain with weekly status updates in team sync meetings.
  • Provide supplier invoices to Accounts Payable for processing with appropriate codes for categorization of expenses. Track days to pay and prioritize invoices as necessary.
  • Assist with the collection of data, procurement-related analytics, data reporting, and slide presentations.
  • Adhere to the purchasing process and ensure ongoing preparedness for annual ISO audits.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Supply Chain and Procurement Coordinator to understand procurement requirements and then relay those requirements in PO details.
  • Maintain existing relationships with low and mid-tier suppliers, as well as establish new relationships to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work.
  • Schedule supplier meetings with the Director of Supply Chain for status and escalations.Proc
  • Training and knowledge of KULR’s software packages.


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Advanced PC skills.
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite program or related ERP system preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • High School diploma with the equivalent of 6 years of additional education and/or related experience.
  • College degree strongly preferred in a related field with at least 2 years of applicable, industry-related experience (high volume manufacturing environment).
  • A quick study in a dynamic environment and an appetite to take on a variety of tasks.
  • Experience working with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required.


  • Work with an innovative company serving high tech markets and applications.
  • Expand your knowledge with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software systems.
  • Professional development opportunities with company leaders and subject matter experts.

Salary Range: $75-$80K

KULR is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources department at (408) 675-7002 x156.

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