Buyer- Electronics in Spokane, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/27/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Spokane, WA
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  • Date Posted:
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT’s client is looking for Buyer- Electronics

This is a direct hire position in Spokane, WA and offered through Volt Workforce Solutions.  We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary and direct hire placements and support many of the top rated IT companies in the Pacific Northwest.

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JOB SUMMARY:  Manage assigned quote project(s) with little or no supervision. Provide on time most strategic, competitive, and accurate final Material Quote(s).  Develop mutually beneficial business relationships with key strategic suppliers to achieve best overall material cost.


  • Deliver/present accurate and comprehensive electronic component quotes based upon a combination of financial analysis, component/industry experience, and rational reasoning.
  • Apply logic and sanity check all material and other costs. Ensure lowest possible material costs before quotes are routed for signatures.
  • Work with Quote Team Management, Business Development Management, and Program Management to ensure customer satisfaction goals and objectives through on-time delivery of competitive, clear, concise, and valid quotes.
  • Oversees the material quoting process with suppliers based on assigned commodities.
  • Able to manage multiple projects concurrently while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Identify any constraints that may impede or prevent projects from being completed on time and escalate issues as necessary to Quote Team management and Quote Coordinators to ensure a successful project outcome.
  • Ensure that quote schedules are met, priorities are observed, and deviations are communicated to the Quote Coordinators.
  • Perform individual analysis of incoming quotes for accuracy, using logic and experience to resolve cost issues before entry finalization.
  • Work with Engineering to decide ‘make/buy decisions’ based on the data and facts collected throughout the project.
  • Keep the Quote Team management and Quote Coordinators informed as issues are identified and major milestones are achieved.
  • Analyze multi-level indented BOM’s and customer documentation.
  • Run and analyze Quoting software inputs and outputs.
  • Work with suppliers and internal stakeholders on continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


  • Provide support to Supply Chain Personnel, as required.
  • Performs other duties when required that are outside of normal job duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering
  • Broad & deep knowledge of electronics (including ability to find alternates), sources and their performance, pricing, and delivery channel.
  • One to two years’ experience in manufacturing planning, quoting, negotiations, or supplier relations.
  • One to two years’ experience utilizing MRP systems.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; must be able to write and understand routine reports, follow oral and written instructions, and speak effectively.
  • Must have knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment, and be familiar with commonly used email, Internet, word processing, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.


  • Three – four years quoting experience with strong knowledge of MRP systems and BOM’s. 
  • CPIM, CPM, or other related certification. 
  • Experience in Contract Manufacturing and EMS industry desired with an emphasis in supporting an offshore manufacturing facility.

Please note the following:

  • This is a W2 position.
  • Direct inquiries only.
  • No 3rd party submittals please.
  • This position is not available for Corp-to-Corp.
  • This position is not available for Associate Vendors.

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Our Recruiter will initiate a phone call to you and give you immediate consideration should your resume meet the job requirements.  Please rest assured that if your resume matches what is reflected in this job posting, you should receive a phone call from a Volt Recruiter to discuss this position with you. Volt has a talented and optimistic staffing team focused on the quality of your career.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.  We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions.  We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.