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About Cala

At Cala, we’re working to free people from the burden of chronic disease. We began by creating the first non-invasive prescription therapy for hand tremor. After years of careful fine-tuning and improvements, we released Cala kIQ — our most sophisticated therapy yet. Our products have empowered thousands of people to get back to their lives with confidence and ease.

But we won’t stop there. Our pioneering technology can be applied across neurology, cardiology, and so much more. It’s all part of our mission to help people in their struggle with chronic disease. We’re only just getting started.

The Opportunity 

Cala Health is seeking a Buyer / Planner to join our growing team. This team member will be responsible for purchasing materials and supplies to meet production and customer requirements. This is a crucial role in ensuring the necessary materials and components are procured efficiently and on time to support the manufacturing process. The Buyer / Planner role is onsite at our San Mateo office. 

The compensation range for this role is market driven, with a salary range of $70,000 - $88,000. Additionally, we offer a robust benefits package. This offering is aligned with our overall compensation philosophy. 

 A Day in the Life 

  • Generate purchase orders, verify receipt of goods and approve invoices for payment. Resolve invoice discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Source, negotiate and select suppliers for off-the-shelf components and parts. Work with engineers to source suppliers for custom parts and sub-assemblies.
  • Plan purchases for production builds. Ensure deliveries account for supplier lead times and yield loss.
  • Set up material Kanbans where appropriate and ensure minimum stock levels are maintained.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with suppliers. Help troubleshoot issues.  Ensure they have sufficient capacity for current and future orders.  Identify opportunities to reduce costs.
  • Work closely with contract manufacturers to ensure quality products are delivered according to quoted lead times. Purchase and supply consigned materials as needed.  Help expedite parts when requested.
  • Support monthly physical inventories by investigating discrepancies and making necessary adjustments to inventory. Request physical counts of consigned materials stored at suppliers and ensure they match ERP inventory.
  • Work with Finance to confirm material costs rollups used to calculate COGS.
  • Monitor and report on supplier performance, including quality of parts received, on-time delivery and cost.
  • Assist the Quality Team in processing RMAs for non-conforming materials identified at Receiving and WIP.

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Minimum AA degree in business, supply chain management or related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in purchasing and planning, preferably for a medical device manufacturer.
  • Experience purchasing and managing inventory using an ERP system, preferably NetSuite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and able to effectively plan, prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Able to work effectively independently or collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
  • Has a continuous improvement mindset.

Cala Health believes our success is based on diversity of people, teams and thinking. We offer all employees the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. Our selection process is driven by the key requirements for the role rather than bias or discrimination on the basis of a candidate’s sex, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, non-jobrelated disability/handicap or medical condition, family status, sexual orientation, religion, color, ethnicity, race or any other legally protected classification.

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