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Cypress, CA 90630

Posted: 09/10/2019 Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents Job Number: 83490


Analyzes demand and plans supply in accordance, ensures efficient and quality execution of requirements and purchasing action messages, manages supplier delivery, quality, and cost performance and improvement.

Summary of Duties:

Role Assignment
  • Acts as authorized agent of the company, making financial commitments and managing key supplier relationships to ensure supply chain performance
  • Manages complex supplier accounts, requiring advanced knowledge of commodity, supply base, and program
  • Responsible for key suppliers, significant spend, and challenging supply chain problem resolution
  • Provides peer review and oversight to junior Purchasing Agents
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter

Purchasing Execution
  • Make daily purchases and input into MRP system based on demand, while analyzing the quality, specifications, and delivery requirements
  • Ensure just in time supply aligns with loaded demand to maintain inventory targets
  • Send out quotations for bid on non-contracted items, and negotiate best price
  • Interface with planning and purchasing Integrated Program Team (IPT) to ensure any changes in schedule or requirements are flowed down to suppliers
  • Review purchase orders regularly and follow up on unconfirmed orders, past due items, etc.

Supplier Management
  • Generate effective communication, good relationships, and a positive image with suppliers, promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness
  • Act as authorized agent of the company and primary contact to assigned suppliers
  • Proactively manage suppliers and regularly assess performance to ensure on-time delivery of quality product
  • Manage program shortages and ensure supplier commitments are communicated to IPT Lead
  • Review non-conformance reports (NCRs) against supplier product and communicate and coordinate disposition
  • Identifies and mitigates risk, solves problems, and escalates as needed to IPT Lead and/or Purchasing Manager

  • Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of supply chain/purchasing/sourcing experience
  • MRP system experience
  • MS Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in business, supply chain or program management
  • Previous experience supporting manufacturing, aerospace preferred
  • Ability to read and analyze engineering prints

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