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Buyer, Senior

Poway, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA

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Under minimal direction and utilizing a thorough understanding of purchasing and materials management principles, establishes sources of supply for procuring materials, equipment and services.


Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: 

  1. Responsible for complete purchase order cycle management for assigned commodities, including quotes, P.O. creation, transmittals, confirmation and expediting.
  2. Establish new and alternate sources of supply to meet existing requirements; obtain quotations from supplier sources for the purchase of materials, components, equipment or services; award purchase orders to suppliers on the basis of price, performance, service, terms, etc.
  3. Evaluate the technical, management and financial capabilities of suppliers as required to minimize Company risk.
  4. Negotiate purchasing contracts and maintain auditable records consistent with Company policy and procedures.
  5. Recommend products to be considered for volume agreements.
  6. Contact suppliers and manufacturers to obtain information on new products and methods to reduce operating and material costs as well as cycle time.
  7. May negotiate settlement with suppliers on rejected or damaged materials.
  8. Perform follow-up and expediting functions ensuring schedules are adhered to.
  9. Maintain complete status information, data and necessary paperwork and generates related reports.
  10. Manage EO’s as they pertain to purchase part status.
  11. Provide interface between suppliers and other departments.
  12. Review supplier metrics and works with supplier base to maintain the required delivery and quality levels.
  13. Assists in other job duties as required.


Supervisory Responsibility:

May provide work leadership or direction to lower level employees.

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