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ALUS Buyer

  • Location: Santa Ana, Orange, California
  • Salary: 33-35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Professional
  • Start Date: 2021-11-17
  • Job Ref: 21-25499

Position Title: Senior Buyer

Start Date: ASAP
Assignment Length: 6 months (Temp to FT permanent)
Estimated hours per week: 40 hours
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 7:00am to 4:00 (Flexible)

****The manager needs to fill this position ASAP. The preferred candidate has a similar manufacturing industry like *** ie) machine manufacturing and knowledge on SAP ***


Responsible for source selection and procurement of products and services, secured at competitive cost, quality, and
delivery levels consistent with Company policy and performance standards. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skills, abilities and physical demands required.


• Initiate purchase orders for materials, parts and services; arrange for submission and inspection of sample products
as required. Must have experience with castings, raw materials, forging and metal products.
• Secure and analyze quotations; negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, recommend suppliers with respect to
cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
• Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule, and to
track the status of requisitions and orders or to resolve discrepancies with quantity and quality.
• Negotiate long term supply agreements with suppliers and analyze whether supply programs such as kanban,
consignment or vendor managed inventory would benefit the company
• Monitor in-house inventory movement to determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more
materials when necessary.
• Review requisitions to verify accuracy.
• Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports, and price lists.
• Assist in the resolution of production, design, quality and delivery problems..
• Coordinate quality matters and engineering changes or developments between the company and suppliers.
• Data entry of all purchase orders into the SAP system.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• None


Bachelor's Degree in business/purchasing or 5 plus years of casting buying.


Two years of purchasing and materials experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience working with
machining, castings, and raw materials.


• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the
effective manufacture and distribution of products.
• Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production
methods, coordination of resources, purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
• Verbal communication skills: speaks clearly and persuasively to convey information effectively; actively listens to
understand, asks questions as appropriate and responds well to questions.
• Written communication skills: writes clearly and informatively and presents numerical data effectively.
• Negotiation skills: develops cooperative working relationships with vendors and suppliers to effectively negotiate for
best possible prices and terms.
• Organizational skills: Manages and completes multiple tasks on time and plans, prioritizes, and organizes work to
achieve goals and objectives with excellent follow through and follow up.
• Interpersonal skills: Builds positive team spirit by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships and
interdepartmental group commitments to effectively achieve production goals and objectives.
• Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Outlook; proficient in the use of SAP systems.
• Technical skills: Ability to read an engineering drawing and bill of materials.
• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and work independently with little supervision.
• Ability to be self-motivated, persistent, hands-on, results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency, the ability to take
initiative and accomplish goals.
• Ability to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and maturity with good judgment.
• Ability to maintain consistent and regular attendance during regular business hours and potential extra hours as
needed for special projects/meetings.