Buyer - Purchasing Department

Goleta, California
Engineering (Architecture and Engineering Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
US$ 50,000 - US$ 60,000 per year
Ref. Number
Costanza, Daniel S., Spherion
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Job Description

Under general direction of the Purchasing Manager, performs a variety of procurement functions involved in the acquisition of materials, services. Our ideal candidate with all provide support services to the entire purchasing department.

-Our ideal candidate will prepare purchase orders utilizing proprietary computer systems. Place orders for the purchases of parts and materials along with goods and services.
-Analyze requirements of commodities, including specs requirements,
-Experience with quoting prices, and comparing quotes with specs and availability
-Must be able to negotiation low cost for commodities exercising great judgement against companies scheduled needs.
- Candidate mus be compliant with government and customer requirements.
-Ideal candidate with work closely with Engineering on changes to drawings and specs and follows up with suppliers to revise and amend purchase orders.
Develops and sources of supply where preferred suppliers are inadequate while also maintaining electronic records.
- Must be able to participate in meetings and provide updates.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For this position the ideal candidate will have solid mathematics skills, learn and apply new technology, Our ideal candidate is looking for someone who has experience with purchasing, procedures and terminology. Our candidate should have great experience involving shipping/receiving, discounts, taxes, law, rules, regulations that would impact the work process. Must be able to prepare requests for proposals and purchases order specifications clearly and concisely. Ability to learn requirements for parts and materials; read engineering drawings; analyze quotes and exercise judgement in determining acceptable pricing. Ability to compile information in a cloud bases system, conduct research, prepare reports, manage time, and communicate effectively. For this position the ideal candidate will have solid mathematics skills, and the ability to study, learn and apply new technology.


1-4 years

-We are looking for a qualified candidate with a AA degree in business administration or related field,: or a combination of education, training and experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily preform the essential job functions.
-2-4 years of experience as a buyer is preferred especially in a manufacturing environment setting. Looking for a candidate that will also be able to handle hive level clerical task with the ability to use an electronic filing system and other various programs to preprare quotes, purchase orders, spreasheets and other statistical data and correspondence.

If you are interested in this long term great career opportunity please respond to the post with your resume, and contact info and we will get back to you right away.

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