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San Diego, CA

Order: 238036
Temp - > 30 Hrs

Pay: DOE/Education
6 months+
San Diego, CA 92121 (position will be onsite)

Job Summary

The Buyer position is responsible for procurement activities of electronic components, metals, fabricated parts, and assemblies to support manufacturing of programmable power supplies in a high-mix environment. Ensures materials are delivered on time and to schedule and within the guidelines of company supply chain strategies.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Ensure materials required to meet business requirements are available when required

  • Control inventory levels in keeping with Company goals and procedures

  • Negotiate price of purchased material

  • Challenge and influence non-conforming and/or underperforming Suppliers

  • Direct the disposition of any and all issues impeding the flow of materials required to meet business demands

  • Determine optimal supply chain strategy at a tactical level for all parts

  • Establish optimal supplier base working through the Commodity Managers.

  • Establish optimal supply chain arrangement for each and every component requirement.

  • Interpret MRP output and place purchase orders.

  • Implement supply chain strategy through Warehousing and Planning at the part number level of detail.

  • Trouble shoot supply chain issues and implement corrective action.

  • Respond to daily shortage report.

  • Purchase order administration and follow-up.

  • Process supplier returns and replacements.

  • Assist Accounts Payable in resolving related issues

  • Complete tasks and special projects as assigned


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical

  • Attention to Detail

  • Relationship Building

  • Communication Skills


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 5+ years of increasing experience with a proven record of executing the tactical and strategic duties of the Purchasing function in electronics manufacturing

  • Proven track record for executing a visual replenishment (two-bin) system fed from a bonded inventory at supplier location

  • Advanced computer skills. Including personal computer operation, spreadsheet capabilities, and MRP processing

  • Excellent math skills related to supply chain calculations

  • Advanced negotiation skills

  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with key suppliers

  • Excellent communication skills: Verbal communication, presentations, and business writing



Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Supply Chain certifications (CPSM, CPIM, SPSM, CSCP)


Education Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or Business Administration