Persistent Systems

  • Sourcing Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Supply Chain
  • Job Description & Responsibilities

    Persistent Systems is looking for an experienced Senior Sourcing Specialist to work within the supply chain department. You will be responsible for the operational procurement activities to support the engineering deadlines, projects and production schedule. Cover all aspects of the market evaluation and contract management, strategic planning and decision making, leading and supporting commercial negotiations.Persistent Systems is looking for an experienced Purchasing Agent. You will be responsible for supporting the Supply Chain department in the purchasing of materials, products, and other supplies. This includes sourcing suppliers and participating in pricing negotiations. You will be responsible for ensuring that the company has adequate inventory to support the manufacturing and on-time delivery of our Wave Relay® products.



    • Work with the business areas to provide procurement input.
    • Undertake general procurement activities by supporting the contract manufacturers and engineering in data analysis (BOM) scrub, designed to deliver the appropriate supply base and best outcome.
    • Lead and support the sourcing process by coordinating and selecting criteria, questionnaires, contract schedules and documentation to ensure that the most appropriate supplier selection is achieved in accordance to the product specification.
    • Support the Procurement team in identifying fresh procurement opportunities through running reports, data analysis and engagement with key stakeholders to ensure that the supplier is appropriately challenged and managed.
    • Support the business in the execution of the process so that contract manufacturing service levels and key performance indicators are adequately defined within the contractual documentation and to ensure that the necessary controls around supplier management standards are achieved.
    • Required to work within a diverse team of engineers and stakeholders and will be expected to lead the procurement elements of projects.
    • Required to understand and analyze the cost base and the pipeline of future activity and translating this into clear sourcing plans.

    Job Qualifications & Experience


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 5 years of experience in a role that involves procurement of parts and supplies and communicating with vendors/suppliers
    • Experience purchasing electronic materials, parts, components, etc.
    • Experience with ERP, MRP, or similar software
    • Proficiency in Excel and QuickBooks



    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related degree or equivalent experience

    Company Overview

    Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture,  Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.


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