Temporary Buyer

Job Description
Buyer, Temp for Approx. 3 Months
Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline Control Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline, offers world-class control devices and subsystems ? such as control grips, throttles, HaWC controllers, and communications interfaces ? for today's advanced cockpits, military vehicles, and other specialized applications. Our solutions fall into two broad categories: control products and communication products.
Company Profile
Company Name: Esterline Control & Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation
Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
Number of Employees: Approximately 400
Job Overview
Title: Buyer
Works with: Internal personnel and external suppliers
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
EEOC Class: Professional
Location: Sylmar, CA, USA
Type: Temp
Job Summary
Responsible for negotiating and purchasing materials, equipment and supplies. Evaluates quotes to determine best value. Familiar with procurement procedures.
Primary Responsibilities
Participates in the negotiation of, best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs.
Reviews requisitions (manual or MRP generated) and confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
Utilizes ERP system and takes appropriate action per the MRP messages.
Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability, quality of material, current suppliers, and new sources of supply.
Works closely with senior procurement staff in identifying improvement opportunities.
Establishes and maintains required documentation for purchases and bid award decisions.
Makes purchases within the guidelines of ITAR, DFAR and other aerospace and defense related requirements.
Provides input regarding improving purchasing efficiency and cost reduction projects within assigned commodities.
Verifies specifications of purchase requests.
Places orders with suppliers within level of responsibility. Researches and identifies new sources
Ensures supplier quality and on time delivery.
Assists with the resolution of defective or unacceptable goods.
Exercises sound procurement practices
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Understand and live by Esterline's ethics and business conduct policies
Must possess good verbal and written communications skills, as well as good interpersonal skills.
Experienced in Microsoft Office and web search tools.
Ability to communicate with all internal customers/suppliers as well as handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
Able to work with interdisciplinary teams.
Understanding of ITAR, DFAR and other aerospace/defense related procurement practices.
Must be a team player with sound judgment and analytical skills.
Demonstrates professional demeanor as a representative of the company.
Must possess the ability to identify improvement/cost saving opportunities.
Ability to read and gain a general understanding of blueprints preferred.
Understanding of MRP.
Some experience in procuring any and/or all of the following commodities in a manufacturing environment: castings, metal, rubber, and plastic fabricated components as well as electronic components and PCB's.
General understanding of small business (SBA) procurement practices.

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