Ref No.: 17-01202
Location: Sylmar, California
Sr Buyer
Sylmar, CA
3 Month Contract to Hire

Job Details:
  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic components, mechanical components 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 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 inventory levels consistent with production requirements and targeted inventory goals.
  • Prepare reports, attend meetings and respond to special assignments.
  • Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
  • Perform other procurement tasks and projects as assigned.
Experience & Education:
  • BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field, preferred.
  • Minimum Experience Requirements: 7+ years' experience in procurement; 3 years' experience directly related to defence/aerospace procurements.
  • Experience working within defence/aerospace manufacturing company with low volume/high mix production requirements. Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals. Must have good working knowledge of MRPII system.
  • Special Certifications :CPM or APICS certification preferred
  • Must have basic knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements