Purchasing Specialist – Elenion Technologies – San Jose, CA


We Are:

Technologies is driving innovation in silicon photonics, an emerging technology

poised to significantly increase performance and reduce costs of optical

systems. We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Jose,

California and Munich, Germany.

After pursuing a

path of intensely focused research and development for two years in

stealth-mode, Elenion recently unveiled itself to the world and has assembled a

world-class team of multi-disciplinary experts. Members of our leadership team

have built and sold several companies, published papers in the top scientific

journals in the world, raised hundreds of millions of dollars of venture

capital, and have built products and deployed them to the market. The technical team includes world leaders in

our space, and many members are PhD scientists and engineers from the top

schools in the world, such as MIT, Caltech, UChicago, and Columbia.

Elenion is

developing next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and

solutions for a broad range of datacom and telecom applications. It is almost

certain that, as you read this web page, the data traveling from the server to

your computer or phone went through hardware that someone on our team designed,

built, or deployed.

This team builds

the hardware at the heart of the internet. We think that’s cool. Hopefully, you

do too.


We’re searching

for a Purchasing Specialist to support the management and optimization of our

procurement function. As a key member of our San Jose operations team, the

Purchasing Specialist will research and evaluate vendors, analyze quotes,

negotiate prices, issue and track orders, and coordinate closely with internal

and external partners, all the while seeking opportunities to streamline

procurement processes and reduce costs.

As an ideal

candidate for this role, you’re a hyper-organized purchasing professional with

highly developed communication and coordination skills. You thrive in a

dynamic, fast-paced environment, and you’re driven to achieve savings through

the implementation of purchasing best practices.



Collate purchase orders and requisitions,

and track the status of orders.


Review inventories and order supplies

as required.


Engage in regular

communications with suppliers.


Review deliveries against orders

and address non-supplied orders, under-orders, over-orders and damaged goods.


Produce and maintain purchasing

and inventory reports.


Manage documentation and

processes associated with procurement activities such as RFPs.


Liaise with the Accounting, Manufacturing

and Stock departments, and other teams across the organization.


Identify potential savings

through analyses of budgets and costs.


Participate in the selection of

suppliers and maintain legal interactions with them.


Support the Shipping and

Receiving functions as required.



3-5 years of purchasing/customer

service experience.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

combination of education and experience.


Open-minded self-starter with

the ability to adapt, improvise and solve problems quickly and efficiently.


Strong MS Office skills.


Ability to work independently

on multiple tasks and projects, with various teams.


Solid skills and experience

negotiating with vendors.


Excellent interpersonal and communication



Organized and efficient, with strong


Compensation: Competitive salary and full

range of benefits

Travel: Minimal

We are an Equal

Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant

for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion,

sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of

disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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