Sr. Buyer

Sr. Buyer

31 Jan 2021
California, Orange, 92856 Orange USA

Sr. Buyer

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Buyer position located in Orange CA area

Volt has partnered with a leading manufacturer in Orange CA to help identify a Buyer for an immediate position.

This individual will be responsible for ensuring the continuous supply of assigned direct materials and MRO materials purchasing (maintenance and repair operations) to maintain the required production levels at optimum cost, consistent with quality and quantity specifications.

Specific duties:

  • Creates Purchase Orders for all approved vendors

  • Meets On-Time-Delivery (OTD) and Cost-Savings goals for the business

  • Purchases raw materials and processing per planning specifications to ensure production schedules are met and customer deliveries are on time

  • Manages supplier relationships, procures goods and services, including raw materials, tools, parts and supplies to support production schedules

  • Expedite, defer or cancel PO based on Demand Requirements

  • Works closely with multiple departments to keep them apprised of delivery schedules, quality of product, defects and corrective actions to support Engineering, Production Scheduling and Sales to advise delivery of material relating to production and on time delivery

  • Implements Supplier-Managed Inventory programs where feasible

  • Conducts material planning and analyzes material requirements to establish an optimal supply of material to support current and future production

  • Expedites orders when required to ensure on-time shipment and resolve any current or anticipated shortages that may result in line-stoppages

  • Negotiates with suppliers on delivery, quality, costs and packaging

  • Secures both short and medium-term commitments

  • Resolves any issues causing non-conformances that lead to parts not being successfully processed into production inventory

  • Maintains accuracy of MRP (purchase order details) to allow for accurate manufacturing planning and supplier performance monitoring of On-Time Delivery

  • Follow-up internally and externally (with supplier) to monitor supplier corrective actions and process improvements

  • Works with suppliers on performance improvement opportunities, ensuring continual supply while adhering to cost/inventory objectives

  • Meet or exceed cost reduction initiatives


  • 3+ years' experience in procurement/planning

  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required

  • Aerospace industry experienced preferred, not required

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes of metals

  • Experience in reading blueprints, working with BOM's and familiarity with an MRP system

  • Procurement and negotiation, planning, inventory management and scheduling skills

  • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas: strong communication, interpersonal, & problem-solving skills; self-direction is a must

  • Strong computer skills are desirable, to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience with a major ERP system (Oracle or SAP)

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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