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Buyer/Planner III

Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Job # 12108341
Date Posted: 03-21-2019
Buyer/Planner III - San Diego, CA 92123
$70k annually
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As the Buyer/Planner 3, you will be involved in collaborating across multiple departments, planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials purchases.

  • Obtaining materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Resolve discrepancies and ensure material standards are met and non-conformance or variances are approved and/or minimized
  • Gather quotations, examine bids and making awards, and evaluate Supplier reliability.
  • Develop new supply sources where competition doesn’t currently exist. 
  • Determine material requirements and schedule the ordering of materials
  • Monitor the addition of new customer requirements and work to ensure timely release of purchase requisition to provide program support. 
  • Evaluate current programs to verify that they are being fully supported by evaluating ERP signals, EML and quality issues.
  • Flag production impacts and escalate resolution through appropriate support and management personnel
  • Communicate program impact to appropriate departments.
  • Create purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Obtain oral and/or written quotations from Suppliers; document any competitive bidding.
  • Expedite purchase orders if necessary; notify department of the expected delivery date and follow up on back orders.
  • Negotiate and execute critical, complex, high-value awards; manage price increase situations and cost improvement initiatives with the team; drive all elements of the procurement process with Suppliers resulting in the best value.
  • Produce material status reports for program reviews and performance base payments as required by program management.
  • Represent/support the department in daily huddles and GEMBA with material status updates.
  • Negotiate and execute purchase orders and/or contracts; follow-up and expedite late and pending orders; resolve receiving discrepancies; coordinate Return to Vendor (RTV) and reconcile finance issues (incorrect invoices).
  • Search out alternate Suppliers to establish competition and to help minimize material shortages and stock outages.
  • Meet with Suppliers seeking to establish relationship with the firm; review materials presented and recommend whether the vendor deserves further consideration.
  • Participate in supplier visits, audits, and performance management conference calls when necessary; in collaboration with the Commodity Managers and Quality Assurance. Provide feedback to support the Supplier Report Card, in order to elevate or maintain corporate expectations of supplier’s excellence in delivery.
  • Populate an up-to-date system on pricing and Suppliers to ensure immediate and accurate access to information in the ERP system.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  • Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
  • Support and address KPI matrix and report outs.
  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • 5 years of related experience in material control and purchasing in a manufacturing environment.  Government procurement experience preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline is required.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret a Supplier’s quote and understand the appropriate steps that need to be taken.
  • Proficient in math- ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Excellent Computer skills, intermediate in Power Point, Excel and Word.
  • Proficient in the use of Pivot tables and V and H Look ups; ability to use Enterprise-wide (ERP and MRP) systems such as SAP;

  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM); or
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); or
  • The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), preferred. 
All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined by ITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.

Please submit your resume for consideration!

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