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Pacific Scientific EMC

Buyer II/III

Manufacturing and Production

Material Planner

2 years



Chandler, Arizona, United States

The Buyer is responsible for the ordering, based on approved requisitions, and availability of materials to meet development / production requirements. This includes responsibility for developing and maintaining competitive sources for materials, supplies and services.

  • Develops and maintains competitive sources for materials, supplies and services. Coordinates source selection decisions with other company activities as required.
  • Develops and maintains good supplier relations by adhering to high standards of business ethics and fair dealing.
  • Obtains responsive quotations from suppliers who are qualified, capable, and willing to meet company requirements.
  • Receives and evaluates proposals from potential suppliers. Develops negotiation plans, and with management approval, completes negotiations.
  • Is consistent with technical requirements, delivery schedules and sound procurement principles.
  • Expeditiously handles properly authorized emergency and rush procurements.
  • Coordinates engineering, manufacturing and quality control requirements with suppliers.
  • Documents procurement files to show that competent consideration has been given to all factors essential to effective and economical procurement.
  • Monitors and provides vendor delivery status to ensure timely receipt of materials and supplies for company programs and requirements.
  • Reviews contractual terms and conditions offered to and requested by suppliers to ensure Pacific Scientifics best interests are protected.
    • Performs clerical duties as required.
  • Keeps abreast of the market, business cycles, scarcity, and surplus conditions.
  • Follows all company purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications - External
  • Bachelor of Science in Business or related field (or 1-3 years relevant experience)
  • 1-3 years purchasing experience in an aerospace environment or equivalent experience. Previous experience in government procurement desirable.
  • Supply Chain Management knowledge.
  • Experience in sub-contract administration and blueprint reading a plus