Optikos is seeking an enthusiastic Buyer. This position will have professional responsibility in the procurement of materials and equipment for Optikos. The Buyer will be a self-starting, responsible and motivated person possessing the desire to learn and grow. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, interacting effectively with the team, co-workers, vendors, and business contacts in an efficient, courteous, engaging and professional manner forming strong internal and external partnerships with a minimum of three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Work closely with other Supply Chain team members to support purchasing of components, custom parts, mechanical and electro mechanical assemblies and optical related parts both domestically and internationally.

· Support quoting, suppliers research and alternative materials research activities with designated Suppliers.

· Maintain system accuracy, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data.

· Assist with problem resolution involving discrepancies with purchase order, delivered quantity, quality and/or price

· Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

· Collaborate with Supply Chain Manager on supplier’s qualification support activities.

· Identify cost savings opportunities and assist in achieving yearly cost reduction targets.

· Investigate and respond to ISO Document Control’s queries and documentation updates.

· Work with other support functions such as R&D, Quality, Accounting, Engineering, and Production.


 Skills and Requirements:

· Associates or Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience in Purchasing.

· Familiarity of ERP Systems.

· Competence with Microsoft Office Products and computer related skills.

· Able to work cross-culturally with colleagues and suppliers throughout the world. 

· Strong administrative and data management skills.

· Ability to work independently.

· Solid written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills are required to ensure positive working relationships.

· Technical knowledge of optical, mechanical and electronic materials is a plus. 

About Optikos Corporation:

For the last 40 years, Optikos® has provided innovative applications of optical technology, both products and services, to commercial, government, and consumer products organizations worldwide. The Optikos engineering team is the largest independent optical engineering group in the world, managing all aspects of instrument design, including optics, mechanics, electronics and software systems, in addition to our in-house IQ Lab™ Services to benchmark and assess the performance of customer lens or camera systems. We develop innovative products in the life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial, and consumer markets, and our experience with a wide variety of applications has enabled our staff to generate creative solutions to some of the most challenging optical problems. Our team continues to improve existing metrology product lines and develop new products that Optikos manufactures and installs around the globe. Our headquarters is centrally located right outside the Boston medical and tech hub in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual looking for a challenge and the opportunity to continue to develop professionally, send us your resume to

This in-office position is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts facility.  We offer competitive compensation packages along with a challenging and stimulating environment.  

Optikos is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.