Senior Buyer - Aircraft Products in Pasadena, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Pasadena, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $60000.0 - $80000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

The Senior Buyer Coordinates and executes the most difficult and unique purchasing transactions. This classification reviews a wide range of purchase requisitions including the most difficult and unique; investigates and develops sources of supplies, preparing bid specifications; issues bid requests and reviews quotations. Interprets purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, can be a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a high degree of technical knowledge.


  • Ability to plan/schedule material to obtain optimum cost efficiency.
  • Cost/price analysis skills.
  • Knowledgeable with MRP planning and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Exercises good procurement practices.
  • Processes the most difficult and unique purchasing transactions in accordance with FAA and/or DAR/FAR and AS-9100, and policies established by Rogerson Kratos (RK).
  • Identifies and selects vendors to procure highly technical commodities meeting criteria of price, quality, quantity, availability, and delivery dates and places orders.
  • Analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information. Contacts department or initiator to clarify and complete information. Determines method needed to process requisition such as bid, request for proposal, or blanket contract.
  • Develops and refines highly complex technical bids and specifications.
  • Negotiates contracts and bid proposals.
  • Interprets and communicates purchasing procedures and policies to departments, vendors and staff.
  • Interviews sales representatives and researches companies to develop new sources of supplies to update records and files, and to secure favorable terms for the University.
  • Writes and distributes highly technical bid invitations or requests for proposal, receives and analyzes quotes, bids, and proposals, and awards the contract.
  • Establishes blanket purchase agreements with vendors setting dollar limitations and time of contract limitations.
  • Monitors the maintenance of records regarding pricing and ordering of materials; prepares reports analysis and recommendations.


Minimum Educational Requirements: 4 Year accredited college degree preferred

Minimum Years Experience: 7+ years working experience as a buyer in a Mfg. Environment

Computer Requirements: Intermediate computer skills required. PC, Windows. Microsoft Office Suite

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of purchasing, specifically relating to printed circuit board assembly outsourcing
  • Knowledge of the materials, products, and the commodity markets for electronics manufacturing.
  • Skilled in contracts negotiations, preferable in detailed cost analysis
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing complex technical specifications, bids and proposals.
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems for determining requirements for recurring production, as well as, new product development

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer