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Experienced Buyer for MFG location in East Bay

In this role you will need proven problem -solving skills: a successful candidate has wide  -range experience and uses skills as a seasoned,experienced professional with a full understanding of industry best practices and company policies and procedures; resoles a wide-range of issues in creative, as well as practical ways.

Must have the proven ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, identify gaps, and implement innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency. Ability to work well with cross-functional teams as well as independently Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Candidate should  be process oriented and results driven, and should enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment.


  • Perform buying transactions and sourcing. activities of multiple components and assemblies across several commodities (electrical, mechanical, component, and custom products) for both new product development and manufacturing
  • Review system generated (via NetSuite) and manual requirements to determine material needs
  • Generate and issue purchase orders, follow up on open order reports, expedite requests to suppliers via phone/email to ensure timely receipt of material(s) to support internal demand requirements
  • Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for materials to purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct quantities; based on specification requirements and other factors 
  • Purchase order problem resolution, including order receiving issues, A/P issues, material returns, and non-conforming material


  • High School Diploma or GED required (some college preferred)
  • Clear written/verbal communication skills
  • High Energy "Can-Do" person who can operate in a fast moving environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • 5 years minimum purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Very proficient with above average skills in Microsoft Excel/Word
  • Experience utilizing NetSuite to complete assigned tasks
  • Customer service oriented as this position will require interface with external suppliers and internal customers

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