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Buyer III

Anaheim, CA 92805

Posted: 08/31/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents Job Number: 77917

Major purpose:
  • Under general supervision, sources and purchases complex machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, direct and indirect material, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.
  • Generates Requests for Bids/ Requests for Proposals (RFB/RFP) to include all requirements.
  • Possesses the capability to collect/ analyze/ determine the specifications and requirements that need to be entered into the RFP/RFB.
  • Able to respond to supplier questions or is resourceful in seeking out information and feeding back to supplier.
  • Reviews supplier proposals, sets negotiation strategy, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers.
  • Able to conduct price analysis.
  • Able to generate pricing memorandum to satisfy Government audits and if applied, TINA requirements.
  • Generates a complete procurement package with all terms and conditions, flow downs, and any additional unique terms.
  • Follows up on orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary purchase order documentation packages to comply with Government and/or department/Company policy.
  • Understands blueprints and specifications.
  • Is able to interpret blueprint information.
  • Capable of drafting complex Statements of Work (SOWs).
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of Terms and Conditions, FAR, DFAR, and ISO.
  • Leads meetings with suppliers, supplier surveys with team and playing an active role in the process.
  • Able to conduct difficult discussions with suppliers in regards to performance issues such as late delivery, discrepant hardware, disputes.
  • Plays an active role with the IPTs in disseminating supplier delivery information, potential lead time issues or other factors that affect the business/revenue plans.
  • Able to represent SCM in discussions with Program office/Product Line Managers.
  • Some local and overnight travel.
  • Movement between multiple tasks and balancing priorities is a significant challenge of this position.
  • Duties will be varied in nature, requiring the solving of unusual problems.
  • Advance planning is required.

Major functions:
  • Researches vendor’ s products and capabilities
  • Solicits quotations and requests for proposals from potential sources
  • Evaluates and selects supply sources; verifies that selected source is acceptable to requisitioner if required
  • Conducts and leads general negotiations (as may be needed) with suppliers to achieve results
  • Executes purchase orders and/or subcontracts for requisitioned items
  • Accumulates information and becomes knowledgeable of vendor products and capabilities via catalogs, correspondence, telephone, or person contact
  • Provides reports and status on open orders on a regular basis; conducts/leads presentations
  • Maintains purchase order documentation in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Ensures timely delivery of materials and services of acceptable quality & best value consistent with IEC requirements and established budgets
  • Establishes and maintains adequate liaison with requisitioning department/ individual (operations, development eng, industrial eng., manufacturing eng, quality eng, etc) as well as operating departments as required
  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price and determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid
  • Prepares bid specifications, receives bids, and make purchases of commodities or good where the financial impact is great
  • Works our remedies for defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others
  • Manages commodities effectively with aggregate spend in excess of $1M per year
  • Performs purchasing duties of a considerable scope and authority
  • (Purchase authority) Makes purchase commitments in conformance with IEC purchasing policy and procedure
  • Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals as a major contributor
  • Travels (some local & overnight) as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS in Business Administration or Material Management is required, or equivalent combination of experience and/or training.
  • CPSM Certification is a plus.
  • 5-10 years related experience. DOD, Government agency, and drawing interpretation experience preferred aptitude in real time MRP environment.
  • Skilled in all PC based business software programs.
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