Buyer in Goleta, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Goleta, CA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $50000.0 - $60000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    805-560-8658 x21305

Job Description

Direct Hire Opportunity with great Benefits! 

Great Company in Goleta is hiring for a Buyer to join the Purchasing Department. The position reports to the Purchasing Manager


  • Prepares purchase orders using the computerized system, and places orders for the purchase of parts and materials, goods and services.
  • Analyzes the requirements of commodities, including specification requirements, preferred suppliers and dates commodities are needed.
  • Obtains price quotes and compares quotes with the specifications and availability of items.
  • Negotiates the lowest cost for commodities; exercises considerable judgment in determining acceptable price balanced against the optimum quality, quantity and schedule needs.
  • Assures that purchase contracts comply with company,government and customer requirements.
  • Works closely with Engineering on changes to drawings and specifications, and follows up with suppliers to revise and amend purchase orders.
  • Communicates with suppliers by mail, telephone and e-mail to expedite and resolve problems and to obtain required material certifications, test reports and product specifications.
  • Develops sources of supply where preferred suppliers are inadequate.
  • Maintains electronic records and prepares reports of order status and expected delivery dates.
  • Attends and participates in meetings,and provides order status updates.
  • Responds to requests for emergency purchases.
  • May provide instruction and work direction to staff assisting Purchasing activities.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality internal and external customer service.                                  •

Minimum Qualifications:


An AA degree in business administration or related field; or a combination of education,training and experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.

Training and Experience:

2-4 years of experience as a Buyer, preferably in a manufacturing environment and involving the acquisition of shop and manufacturing parts and materials.

Knowledge of:

Purchasing principles, procedures and terminology; methods of invoicing including shipping and handling charges, discounts and taxes; laws, rules and regulations affecting purchasing operations; sources of supplies and services; office practices and procedures; telephone etiquette; English grammar; standard and electronic filing systems; current versions of standard software applications to prepare quotes, purchase orders, spreadsheets, reports, statistical data and correspondence.

Company offers competitive compensation, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), a 401(k) Retirement Plan and comprehensive health insurance benefits. 

Please Apply to this Positing or send Ida Carroll your resume directly at 

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Volt Workforce Solutions Is An Equal Opportunity Employer