Buyer I in Moorpark, CA at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

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Job Title
Buyer I

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Job Summary
Benchmark products and designs have been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and in Hollywood. America’s women and men in uniform count on our technical skills to help ensure our country remains safe and our work is part of many of the commercial aircraft seen crisscrossing the skies. Products we engineer live inside some of the world’s fastest computers and are saving lives every day in hospitals and surgical suites around the globe. Benchmark is a world-leading, top-10 EMS provider of integrated electronic manufacturing services with total revenues exceeding $2.5B and with employees in 7 countries on 3 continents offering everything from product development to regional PCB build – including system level assembly in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment (which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry), testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment, including Benchmark offers customers comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services from initial product design to volume production including direct order fulfillment and post-deployment services. Our precision technology manufacturing capabilities complement our proven electronic manufacturing expertise by providing further vertical integration of critical mechanical components. These capabilities include precision machining, advanced metal joining, assembly and functional testing for multiple industries including medical, instrumentation, aerospace and semiconductor capital equipment. Benchmark can provide specialized engineering services, including product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development. We believe that we have developed strengths in the manufacturing process for large, complex, high-density printed circuit boards as well as the ability to manufacture high and low volume products in regions such as China, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania and Thailand. Our location in Moorpark, CA is looking for a Buyer. The Buyer performs the purchasing function for the acquisition of various items, equipment and machinery. Also performs related administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions and Competencies

• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrate discretion and confidentiality
• Effective interpersonal skills, both internally and externally
• Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
• Ability to participate in a continuous improvement activity
• Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
• Ability to make sound business decisions and use independent discretion
• Intermediate knowledge and experience with word processing and spreadsheet use; preferably Microsoft software
• Demonstrate a strong understanding of ERP tools (MAPICS or equivalent)
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Ensure that materials, equipment and supplies are ordered and timely delivered in order to fulfill manufacturing process requirements and finished goods delivery performance
• Interface with technical and management personnel regarding possible changes in material, quantity, quality or delivery schedules that may result in cost savings
• Analyze requisitions for proprietary items to determine possible alternatives, gather data such as prices previously paid for the same or similar items in like quantity and present selling price on such items
• Request and analyze quotations concerning items that meet Company design and specification and check for reasonableness of price on such items
• Prepare Purchase Orders and arrange for the forwarding of blueprints, specifications, material and tooling
• Work with technical personnel in the design stages and also in the quoting process
• Assist in vendor selection process, including the selection of the most economical proposal; Negotiate with the supplier in accordance with Company regulations and recommend vendors
• Interview vendors and investigate new products and processes
• Make periodic visits to vendor’s plants to become familiar with their equipment, personnel and capabilities and assist them when problems arise
• Assist the expeditors on difficult deliveries
• Attend and may arrange conferences between vendor personnel and other Company employees
• All employees are responsible for the Quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.
• Manage larger, more complex accounts
• Mentor Buyer I’s in performing purchasing activities for various projects
• Lead, or at least participate in, a continuous improvement activity
• Review and execute MRP requirements and place or reschedule purchase orders on a variety of items status’ material to ensure delivery requirements are being met * Experience in commodity purchasing and experience in large volume, more complex purchasing accounts/commodities (preferred)
• 4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management Other Requirement:
• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
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Moorpark, CA, USA

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