Sr. Buyer

Huntington Beach, CA 92649 | Temporary

Job ID: Sr. Buyer [SA] Industry: Aerospace Pay Rate: $40/hr


Assists and supports co-workers in the procurement of goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and



  • On a daily basis reviews MRP system and actions required.
  • Responsible for analyzing requirements for production’s master schedule (6wks out) and reviewing current forecast for purchased items.
  • Purchase/expedite components, supplies, equipment, and services for the Company, consistent with meeting requirements of quality, delivery and quantity.
  • Manages with suppliers any drawing changes, cancelations or rescheduling activities
  • Ensure prompt delivery of requirements.
  • Ensures timely Order confirmation by supplier.
  • Updates order acknowledgment dates in the system
  • Provides weekly Open Order report to Supplier.
  • Coordinates sub-contracted orders and creates all required paperwork
  • Requests physical counts of raw material and work in process (WIP) inventory, identifying and solving inventory variances.
  • Works with all teams involve ensuring timely assessment of failed product in incoming Inspection or Production inspection and addresses any purchasing related issues.
  • Works with Development Planning group in order to support any required actions related to new Engineering Drawings or any Design Changes.
  • Reviews shortages in existing backlogs and advises planning department and management when on-time order delivery is in jeopardy
  • Works with Production planners on a daily basis to monitor any urgent requirements.
  • Reviews and takes any actions requested from MRB findings and squawks.
  • Inputs data into various systems and creates/prepares reports for meetings.
  • Secure,analyze quotations and negotiate prices with suppliers.
  • Solve problems related to Purchase Order and/or Invoicing discrepancies
  • Provide assistance in the resolution of discrepant material through coordination with internal departments and suppliers
  • Perform purchasing related data entry.
  • Establish and maintain sound professional working partnership relationships with suppliers
  • Monitor supplier delivery quality and performance. Drive corrective action with non- conforming vendors.
  • Create debits/credits with suppliers
  • Mentors and supports buyers in any inquiry
  • Works proactively to optimize purchasing operations through creative solutions based on manager’s approval.
  • Drives operational excellence and provides Supply Chain expertise to other functional areas.
  • Demonstrates leadership and business acumen in actions, interactions and decisions.
  • Must be organized and possess time management skills and skills to adapt to priority changes.
  • Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings in a positive manner
  • Establish and maintain positive interdepartmental and intra-departmental working relationships
  • Works in additional projects assigned by Management.


  • Eight or more years of experience in purchasing are required.
  • Windows Operating system and Windows Office proficiency is required.
  • Knowledge in Drawing Applications and understanding of drawings is required.
  • Solid understanding of Production Planning and Production Scheduling best practices and principles is required.
  • College degree is preferred (Preferably a degree in Supply Chain management or related field) or comparable experience
  • MBA desired.
  • LN knowledge desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well at all levels of the organization with both engineering and non-engineering personnel.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and solid track record of excellent customer service.
  • Must be motivated and able to operate independently with some direction from supervisor and/or management.
  • Must be results oriented
  • APICS and/or ISM certification preferred

This position is a temporary/contract role that will last 9 months.

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