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Buyer

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Posted: 10/08/2019 Employment Type: Contract Category: Buyers and Purchasing Agents Job Number: 83847

Major purpose: Responsible for placing orders for both direct and indirect material required by the facility to operate and to build product, to meet customer specifications and delivery requirements.

Major functions: * Follows company policies and procedures in procurement, and represents the company in dealing with outside vendors.
  • Analyzes requisitions for accuracy before placing purchase orders.
  • Weighs factors including quality, price, delivery and reliability prior to placing order.
  • Responds to requests from Estimating Department to provide current supplier price and lead time quotations.
  • Negotiates pricing to achieve fair and reasonable pricing and confirms scheduled deliveries.
  • Completes each procurement package and ensures all company  procurement forms are complete and accurate to comply with all Government,  Corporate, and company/ division policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with suppliers to ensure their continued support to provide quality products/services in a timely manner.
  • Accepts the primary role of resolving all supplier issues with respect to rejections of delivered product and vendor concerns/complaints.
  • Meets with new vendors to learn about new products processes and sources of supply. Maintains alternate sources of supply.
  • Informs necessary personnel of items in short supply, problems and purchases varying from the standard company policies.
  • Acts as a liaison on rejections and vendor complaints.
  • Visits vendors as required.
  • Works closely with the Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Assurance and Operations departments to ensure suppliers build and deliver complex parts to drawing requirements.
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