Otter Products


Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins
Supply Chain


Otter Products is currently recruiting for a Buyer to join our team in Fort Collins, CO.


The Buyer will ensure that materials, equipment and supplies are timely ordered and delivered so the manufacturing process and time to market of our product meet the business’ needs. This position may negotiate prices with vendors, place orders, maintain records and handle returned goods. The Buyer has a direct impact on our ability to create our products based on their materials purchasing decisions. This position must work collaboratively across many departments to ensure they have a full knowledge or our product including materials, tooling, manufacturing time, time to market, etc. to be able to provide strategic buying power for the organization.

About Otter Products

From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, Otter Products continues to drive growth through innovation. Our industry-leading brands, OtterBox, LifeProof and Liviri lead the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand. Otter Products is a global company of more than 900 Otters (employees) with offices in Fort Collins, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Hong Kong, Munich, Germany and Cork, Ireland. Our mission is simple – We Grow to Give which comes to life by way of our charitable arm, the OtterCares Foundation. From innovation and engineering to community and culture – growing to give is at the heart of everything we do. For more information visit


  • Supplier Management - Manage strategic supplier relationships, often improving overall performance of new and/or poor performing suppliers, including improved on time delivery (improving lead time and  time to market) and overall support of Otter Products requirements. Manage supplier performance metrics and participate in making recommendations on supplier management improvementsNew
  • Product Introduction (NPI) - Understand all purchasing requirements on the NPI process. Utilize an understanding of the processes of cross-functional teams and how these interact with and impact purchasing and vice versa. Take a lead position in key NPI projects and serve as a key ambassador for purchasing.
  • Internal Communications - Establish and maintain effective work relationships; work closely with Engineering, Program Management, Planning, Marketing and other internal stakeholders to assure suppliers meet key Otter Products initiatives
  • PO Management - Ensure timely and accurate information is available for PO’s, providing key information to internal stakeholder
  • Quality Support - Work with Otter Products quality and suppliers to resolve product and service issues and meet key quality requirements and product qualifications
  • Invoicing Management - Work with accounting and suppliers to ensure timely and accurate invoice processing
  • Production Plan Management - Work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to target and manage priority products and services
  • Forecast Review - Monitor and communicate supplier forecasts, ensuring supplier understanding and management, accuracy in regards to supplier allocation and scheduling and tracking deliveries
  • Metric Management - Ensure accuracy of metrics related to supplier and procurement performance and communicate to suppliers for continuous improvement and impact to overall delivery, cost and quality
  • Travel - Domestic and/or international travel to meet with suppliers
  • Support and maintain a positive safety culture by following all safety policies and procedures and actively contributing to a safe working environment
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Minimum three years of procurement experience required
  • Five years of supply chain experience preferred


Otter Products, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Minimum

USD $56,600.00/Yr.

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Maximum

USD $78,000.00/Yr.


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