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Negotiates with suppliers for the purchase of designated materials, components, equipment or services. Has responsibility for the purchase and/or procurement of designated materials, equipment or services. Consistent with experience and performance, incumbent progress from less to more complex procurement lines.

Position Duties:

Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and edit requisition for complete ordering information including approved signature, charge/account number, quantity, required delivery dates, description, etc.
  • Check for sources, prices, or negotiate for prices and sources when necessary.
  • Prepare requests for quotation; negotiate with suppliers; select the appropriate supplier and commit purchase-requisitioned requirements.
  • Prepare purchase orders and amendments, including all technical and commercial requirements; follow-up and ensure requirements are met based on MRP to meet production demand.
  • Maintain part planning data in MRP, such as lead time, safety stock and preferred vendor.
  • Maintain or have maintained systematic purchase order files including all related contractual data; follow-up and notify applicable Company functions of any changes in status.
  • Develop cooperative vendor relationships; maintain liaison with supplier and expedite improvements in delivery as required.
  • Identify and implement cost savings through product resourcing, Make/Buy and process improvements.
  • Rationalize sources of supply and eliminate suppliers with poor delivery or quality performance.
  • Review and recommend disposition of all invoice discrepancies; work with suppliers for proper disposition of rejected, cancelled, and surplus materials.
  • Develop, evaluate, and utilize the capabilities of new sources of supply.
  • Develop material cost estimates and lead times for specified items.
  • Oversee issue and reorder.
  • Analyze and interpret industry conditions for specific items which may have an effect upon design, lead time, cost, or marketing and notify respective departments.
  • Must have good oral, written communications and have a high level of moral and ethical codes.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in Business Administration, Engineering or other related field.
  • At least 1 year of experience in procurement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MAPICS/Infor Power-Link MRP and Microsoft Office.
  • Aerospace procurement experience.

If you are looking for a change, apply now. You can contact me at or 605-655-2313.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Full time
Salary Range
$37,000.00 - 65,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Santa Ana, CA 92725, US