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Senior Buyer

Company: Spectranetix, Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Due to the sensitive nature of our work, U.S. citizenship is required*

Location : Sunnyvale, CA

Spectranetix, a small fast-growing company that develops and provides advanced electronic systems for the U.S. Department of Defense, is looking for a Senior Buyer to join our various engineering teams. As a member of the Pacific Defense group of companies, our growth is accelerating.

Spectranetix designs and builds advanced, military standards-based, modular open systems architecture (MOSA) systems. These systems conform to the Army's C5ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) and the Air Force's Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Standard. These CMOSS/SOSA systems are used for multi-mission electronic warfare, tactical communications, signals intelligence, cyber-EW, high speed computing or simultaneous combinations of these capabilities.

Who are we looking for?

As a Senior Buyer you will negotiate and procure production materials or services, capital equipment, and sell surplus and obsolete material. Broad responsibilities for the procurement of assigned commodities, categories and/or services. Insure FM policies and procedures for controls are followed to assure compliance with regulatory requirements.

All aspects of the relationship with a specific supplier within a commodity.
Directs and manages all schedules, and purchase orders for the client account or the product family.
Ensures product is delivered on time, meets quality standards, and at the right cost. May perform delivery assurance responsibilities.
Plans and organizes all elements of product manufacturing and distribution related to the acquisition of materials and services.
Carries out Procurement processes, standards, and operational plans, including RFPs, negotiation preparations, and cost analysis.
Responds to client inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations to ensure customer satisfaction.
Carries out activities associated with purchasing goods, materials, supplies, and services to ensure terms are in the organization's best interest.
Prepares purchase orders, approves payments, and negotiates prices to ensure the procurement process goes smoothly, under general guidance.
Compiles price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to provide input on reasonable prices.
Prepares requests for proposals (RFP) and bid packages to take on new accounts.
Monitors contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
Contacts suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries to ensure resolution of problems such as shortages and missed or late deliveries.

5+ years of increasing experience with a proven record of executing the tactical and strategic duties of the Purchasing function in electronics manufacturing.
Proven track record for executing a visual replenishment (two-bin) system fed from a bonded inventory at supplier location.
Aptitude in decision making and working with numbers.
Proficient in MS Office Suite (primarily Excel).
Familiarity with MRP systems (understanding of how the MRP systems work and the ability to work in a manual environment with the absence of one).
Familiarity with PLM (product lifecycle management) systems such as Arena/Agile/etc.
Strong negotiation skills with a track record of success.
Ability to create and maintain relationships with key suppliers.
Excellent communication skills: verbal communication, presentations, and business writing.
Comfortable in fast-paced high-mix-low-volume prototyping environment.

Preferred Requirements
Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience.
Prior purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment is preferred.

Spectranetix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Spectranetix, Inc., Sunnyvale , Senior Buyer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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