KVH Industries, Inc.

Buyer (Hybrid)

Job Locations US-RI-Middletown
Full Time


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.


  • 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 Business, Engineering or Supply Chain
  • 2-3 years of relevant Procurement experience including purchasing: PCBs, electro- mechanical assemblies, cables, and electronic components. Technical understanding of electronic components and the Contract Manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate with supplier
  • Experience with a technology environment
  • Experience with ERP Systems
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and listening
  • Must have the ability to deal with all levels of the company
  • Ability to analyze a problem and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanant 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 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. Contact HR if you need assistance with the application process 401-847-3327


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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