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Senior Buyer

PDS Tech, Inc. Corona, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager the Buyer/Planner will manage supply chain, including planning and inventory control to support company long and short term goals and strategies.

• Organizes program based activities with the materials team to prepare plan/schedule for operations team for one or more value streams.
• Issues program purchase orders, blanket orders and contracts to meet the long range quality, delivery and cost target of assigned programs
• Prepare RFI/RFP/RFQ proposals, negotiation, purchase agreements, NDA’s, SOW, LOI, and LTA’s following corporate guidelines. Analyzes value of competing bids; carries out broad assignments that align with company strategies.
• Organize, coordinate, and negotiate terms and conditions for subassemblies, outside processes and complex parts, and places orders for standard routine items for SSL.
• Purchases materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures and optimizes price, delivery, and terms.
• Investigate and recommend opportunities to reduce product costs, optimize prime, delivery and inventory levels, and improve the supplier base or improve specific processes.
• Interface closely with Production, Engineering, Quality, Sales, Administration, suppliers, and all levels of management to evaluate proposals, maintain daily/monthly KPI reports and other technical documents.
• Confers with OEM/suppliers to obtain product or service information such as lead time, price availability delivery schedule, expedite requests, and material requirements.
• Assist with AP issues to insure timely matching and payment of supplier invoices and drive continuous improvement of material/component savings opportunities
• Performs other related duties as required.

• Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university and minimum two years related experience or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, including the following:
• Proven negotiation skills and the ability to manage multiple suppliers to deliver positive value to the organization.
• Experience planning production schedules.
• Experience managing inventory control.
• Experience with MRP / ERP systems.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment.
• Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) structure.
• Demonstrated data analytical skills

• Supply Chain related education, training or certification.
• Experience in a highly regulated industry, especially aerospace.
• Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
• Desire to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead projects to make improvements to processes, procedures, etc.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders including Senior Leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to build credibility with, interact with, and influence suppliers, customers, and key stakeholders; Ability to build strong relationships.
• The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

PDS Tech, Inc.

Why Work Here?

PDS staffs some of the largest companies in the country.

One of the oldest and largest staffing companies in the United States, PDS Tech connects highly skilled employees with Fortune 500 clients’ needs for project support such as contingent labor, statement of work/offload engineering projects, and permanent placements. PDS Tech has staffing partnerships with leading organizations based in the United States and globally. We hire job seekers daily for openings across skill categories, including Engineering, IT, Business Professional, Administrative, Accounting/Finance, Skilled Trades and Industrial. We offer our contractors an ala carte benefits package that far exceeds our competitors, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k, and employee prepaid legal services. We have an active referral bonus program to reward the collaborative efforts of our contractor community. Depending on your location or job category, holidays and longevity bonuses may also be offered. In addition, we have a recognition program to honor workplace accomplishments and celebrate contractor achievements. PDS Tech has recently joined the AKKA Group. AKKA is an international leader listed on the Euronext stock exchange and provides engineering consulting and R&D services for clients in the fields of automotive, aerospace and rail, and including life sciences, telecommunications, energy and defense. For more information about AKKA Technologies, visit All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. For more information visit us at


Corona, CA