Operations Expeditor

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Job Description

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Covalent Metrology is seeking an Operations Expeditor is responsible for the fast-paced coordinator of materials, schedules, quotes, purchases and on time deliveries between Covalent and third-party labs. He/she will ensure Covalent has the supplies and inventory it needs to function according to schedule and will communicate with suppliers about the status of supplies, problem-solve to reduce the impact of late shipments and submit purchase orders to vendors.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work cross functionally with internal stakeholders on the Sales and Technical Teams to communicate Statements of Work, Manages Quotations, Issue Purchase Orders, Confirm and track schedules 
  • Coordinate overall materials and commercial communications between Covalent and third-party labs
  • Manage ERP system data including creating requirements for necessary ERP functionality to support the ability to expand capacity of third-party engagements to reduce cost, boost productivity and prevent delivery delays 
  • Ensure interdepartmental communication for improved coordination of productive operations  
  • Communicate status and delays at daily Operations / scheduling meeting 
  • Compile, record, and report third party lab performance and progress to management and key stakeholders 

Desired Qualifications

Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Familiarity with ERP systems and prior demonstrated ability to define workflows, create and maintain business processes, and manage multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence cross functionally  
  • Impeccable attention to detail and sense of urgency 
  • Analytical horsepower and excel and inventory management tool proficiency

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in manufacturing operations, procurement, or technical project management or 5+ years’ relevant experience 

Covalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates with diverse experience sets to apply.

Covalent participates in E-Verify.

More About Covalent

Covalent Metrology’s mission is to level the playing field and ensure that clients of all sizes have access to outstanding data generated quickly and cost-effectively. High quality experimental data is the lifeblood of any successful commercial R&D program. Too many companies operate blindly without critical data because the proper tool is not available in-house and sending samples out to service labs can be slow, frustrating, and expensive. Data that is generated in-house can be unreliable or imprecise if tools are not properly calibrated, are obsolete, in disrepair or not properly operated.

Covalent’s Analytical Services and Metrology Partners units are open for business and on a mission to provide and enable better, faster, and cheaper data for every client. Covalent now has over 500 customers in 20+ industries and a new 24,000 ft lab in Sunnyvale, CA houses >$10M in state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation.