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Full Time

Job Details

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

The Buyer Planner works closely with engineering, sourcing and our logistics partners to plan, coordinate and purchase raw materials from both contract manufacturers and suppliers. The Buyer Planner leads the reverse logistics procurement strategy, manages end to end component costs, and enables clear to build processes to support our b-stock goals globally. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with reverse logistics engineering & manufacturing engineering to identify minimum subassembly levels required to support in-region refurbishment and repair

  • Buy and source raw materials both domestically and internationally, partnering with internal teams to drive procurement strategy reducing total cost of ownership for b-stock components

  • Maintain inventory levels at agreed safety stock levels to ensure clear to build is maintained

  • Review inventory levels, return forecasts in conjunctions with production plans to maintain adequate inventory levels and avoid overages

  • Creates new B-Stock BOMs to support refurbishment and repair

  • Leads last time buys for reverse logistics to ensure continuity of component supply through b-stock lifecycle

  • Establish post EOL sourcing solutions directly with suppliers

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and meet regularly with key suppliers

  • Partner with GSMs, MPMs and Product Ops to improve b-stock component procurement processes

  • Manage logistics of b-stock component globally, ensuring logistics costs are optimized for and we maximize full containers and distribute components efficiently

What You’ll Need

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Knowledge of manufacturing & assembly processes

  • Thorough experience with Excel and ability to analyze large amounts of data quickly

  • Experience with ERP procurement such as Oracle, SAP

  • Strong communication, presentation and program management skills

  • Good communication skills in English both written and oral

  • Good teamwork, interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexible hours


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, economics, finance

  • Excellent analytical, excel, program management, presentation and negotiation skills

  • A passion for process improvement and cost savings

  • Experience with SAP S4 Hana

  • Experience with Arena

  • Proven track record of collaboration with both technical and non-technical teams

  • Familiarity and experience of returns management, technical reverse logistics operations (screening, refurb/repair)

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Buyer Planner
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