Buyer - Indirect Materials at Baraja

Supply Chain, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Posted a month ago

Buyer - Indirect Materials
Full-time, Permanent  
Sydney, Australia

About Baraja

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars through the invention of a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ that delivers ultra-high performance at high resolution, even at incredibly far distances. Today, Baraja LiDAR is already deployed in multiple verticals, working with global automotive and industrial partners.

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia, we also have offices in San Francisco, China and Europe. We are funded by Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Ventures and we are excited to continue growing the team, so if you are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic role in a start-up we are keen to hear from you!

The Opportunity:
We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Buyer - Indirect Materials to support all activities related to indirect materials management and purchasing in relation to the engineering programs and production needs. This ranges from sourcing, ordering, reviewing the delivery commits, planning and validating material availability. 

Inside the Job:

  • Purchasing responsible for indirect materials.
  • Sourcing to support engineering and production needs.
  • Consolidating supplier bases & purchases
  • Negotiating best price and payment term with suppliers.
  • Work with finance to support payment to suppliers.
  • Work with materials planner and inventory controller to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products
  • Maintenance of  materials master data
  • Supplier relationship management

About You:

  • Demonstrated experience in supplier development and sourcing.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to multitask.
  • Good communication, presentation and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team
  • Proficient in ERP systems with an understanding of manufacturing industry.
  • Good business acumen and interpersonal skills to work in Cross functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Tertiary qualification with a Procurement & Supply Chain focus.
  • Must be efficient in proactively identifying areas of potential supply concerns, keeping in mind capacity constraints, shortages and communicates analysis/recommendations to all parties impacted.


  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the buying/sourcing role.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and capability to self-prioritize workload.
  • Skilled in MS Excel/PowerPoint/Word.

Be part of a high-performance team.

We work toward our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We are pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you’ll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day.

What matters to us.

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day:  

  • Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems - Passion to achieve. Resilience & learning. What's the next challenge?
  • Build the machine that builds the machine - It’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale.
  • Develop sustained high performance - Great teams make great things. They also respectfully challenge each other to reach the next milestone.

What we can offer you.

  • Wellness Budget.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Healthcare
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Learning & Development budget.
  • Internal progression opportunities.
  • ESOP offering & remuneration package.
  • Monthly social events.
  • Volunteer day.
  • Team lunches.

What are you waiting for? If this role excites you, we’re keen to have a chat!