Career Opportunities at Fluid Imaging Technologies

Best Places to Work in Maine 2017

Consider a career with Fluid Imaging Technologies, a small Maine-based company with an international focus.  Join an exceptionally talented team of professionals who bring science and creativity together.  We are a world class innovator of particle imaging devices and provide a global scale commitment to exceptional customer service, quality and value.  Fluid Imaging Technologies is a proud recipient of the "Best Places To Work in ME" award in 2017. 

Fluid Imaging Technologies is the leader in developing a flow imaging particle analysis system called the FlowCam®. The FlowCam is currently being used in over 50 countries worldwide.

Buyer — Manufacturing

Description: The Buyer oversees and coordinates the planning of materials and inventory by working closely and in conjunction with Production, Engineering, and Shipping & Receiving.  Essential functions include detailed planning; supply chain management, and excellent documentation skills.  Key competencies include logistics, resourcefulness, critical thinking, excellent organizational and outstanding communication skills; and the ability to work in a positive manner with all team members. This position  acts as a liaison between Manufacturing and Engineering.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning & Monitoring
  • plan, organize, and implement inventory procedures and operations
  • synchronize availability of components and supplies with manufacturing demand
  • investigate new sources for parts and supplies including pricing and manufacturer information
  • coordinate with Engineering for materials changes and R&D material needs
  • communicate to management team regarding quality or timing issues with major vendors
  • negotiate terms with suppliers
  • complete purchase orders and purchase requisitions via ERP system, send to suppliers
  • manage documentation process for materials receipts for accurate invoicing purposes
  • interact with and foster excellent relations with suppliers
  • perform physical inventory count
  • maintain inventory records, manufacturer and catalog numbers, minimums and material descriptions, and alert supervisor or team to any pending problems
  • remain current on new and obsolete materials
  • serves as primary back-up for Shipping & Receiving
  • light product assembly may be required
  • other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Experience: The successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience in material procurement/inventory control using an ERP system, preferably in a manufacturing environment, along with knowledge of FedEx, UPS, and other shipping methods. Netsuite and SalesForce experience also a plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of inventory control
  • Understanding of domestic and international shipping regulations
  • Self-Motivated
  • Self-Improvement – Must be willing and able to learn new skills and abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with vendors and customers
  • Basic Computer experience: MS Windows environment, MSOffice, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Education Requirements: High school diploma, GED or higher;  technical certifications a plus.

Benefits: Fluid Imaging Technologies offers a generous medical, retirement, sick/vacation/personal PTO benefits package, along with an upbeat, positive work environment. We are pleased to offer a gas grille on our outdoor patio for employee use; and also a shower facility for those who like a workout at lunch. We are located on the city bus line and along the Greenbelt trail.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to, or fill out the form at the top of the page.

Please Note: Qualified candidates will receive a request for more information or a personal interview.

Company Info: Fluid Imaging is located in a small business park just off Route One in Scarborough, Maine.