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Purchasing Specialist

LuminUltra is currently recruiting for a Purchasing Specialist to join the Supply Chain Team in Baltimore, MD.

Job Description

As a key member of LuminUltra’s Supply Chain Team, reporting to the Director, Supply Chain, the Purchasing Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure on time, on budget and defect free delivery of procured products and services.
  • Analyze category spend / trends and develop and implement cost reduction strategies, involving cross functional teams, to achieve year over year cost reduction goals.
  • Develop and foster strong business relationships with suppliers and internal customers (engineering, production, sales).
  • Increase company’s overall operational efficiency through supplier and transaction consolidation.
  • Drive supplier quality programs and score cards to achieve zero NCR’s on procured products.
  • Administer PO’s ensuring accuracy, completeness of attachments and zero variances on 3 way matching.
  • Ensure 100% compliance with company’s Procurement policies and procedures.
  • Obtain and maintain objective benchmarking of company’s procured costs to ensure company is not competitively disadvantaged.
  • Update and publish weekly delivery status reports.
  • Continuously maintain the integrity of the master item commercial data.
  • Proactively assess, manage, and mitigate supply interruption risks.
  • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts.


As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • 2-5 years progressive procurement experience.
  • Proficiency in:
    • supplier qualification and development
    • purchasing negotiations and contracting
    • buy analysis and cost out inventiveness
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem solving skills.
  • Strong internal and external customer focus and a desire to achieve win-win results.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Successful track record of meeting / beating project cost of goods budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work towards common business and/or team goal, resolve conflicts, communicate well with team and others, and provide and be receptive to feedback.
  • Ability to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office and ERP Systems.
  • Engineering or Business Degree or Diploma preferred.
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or equivalent.

Application Process

Please submit all applications via email to and reference the job title Purchasing Specialist.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for initial screening will be contacted.

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