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Buyer I

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 11/01/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents Job Number: 78928

Summary:
  • Responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment in a DOD environment - requiring knowledge and understanding of the FAR/DFARs.
  • Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards.
  • Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle.
  • Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.
  • Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.
  • Aids engineering when required in the development of new specifications for contract orders.
  • Responsible for administering small business plans and acting as SBLO liaison for the division submitting the necessary reporting information to the government.

Duties:
  • Reviews requisitions, purchase orders, and vouchers for accuracy and conformance with established policies and procedures.
  • Obtains oral and/or written quotations from vendors.
  • Documents competitive bidding.
  • Expedites purchase orders.
  • Notifies departments of the expected delivery date and follows up on back orders.
  • Maintains accurate vendor/department files.
  • Utilizes different vendor sources to fill orders as directed.
  • Searches out alternate vendors or supplies to be prepared in case of material shortages and stock outages.
  • Meets with vendors seeking to establish relationships with the firm.
  • Reviews materials presented and forwards the information to the appropriate purchasing agent along with recommendation as whether the vendor deserves further consideration.
  • Oversees maintenance of an up-to-date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.

Education/Experience:
  • Requires a bachelor' s degree and/or a minimum of one to ten years of related experience.
  • Comfortable with computer word processing, order and inventory forms, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of the purchasing department team.
  • Well organized and able to carry out assignments with moderate supervision.
  • Knowledge of BaaN MRP a plus.
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