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Buyer

Goleta, CA 93117

Posted: 09/04/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents Job Number: 77927

Major Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Support the purchasing department.
  • Issues requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical components.
  • Able to evaluate bid responses, negotiate price, delivery schedules and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations.
  • Able to perform cost/price analysis.
  • Work with suppliers on rejected material and claims resulting from purchase order changes or terminations.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
  • Monitor Supplier performance and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Work with planners to maintain materials and services consistent with production requirements and compressed time schedules.
  • Prepare reports, attend meetings and respond to special assignments.
  • Perform other procurement tasks and projects as assigned.

Technical Skills:
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFAR requirements for defense/government purchase orders.

Education/Experience:
  • BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field, preferred.

Minimum Experience:
  • 5+ years in procurement.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Excel, for spreadsheet generation.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working within defense/aerospace manufacturing environment with low volume/ high mix production requirements.
  • Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals.
  • Good working knowledge of MSP systems.
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