176722 - Junior Buyer - PA
Up to $38.00 DOE
3 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Junior Buyer for an opening in Philadelphia, PA.

• Taking daily direction from management and senior buyers
• Performing many of the tactical procurement duties in the Purchasing Organization
• Procuring and expediting goods and services per the current “Terms and Conditions” with the assurance of maximum quality, minimum cost and timely delivery
• Collaborating with other functional organizations such a receiving, inspection and engineering to assure no product process bottlenecks
• Having daily interaction with suppliers to ensure the open commitment report is received and responded to by the supply base
• Maintaining records concerning government contracts, small business administration records, Purchase Order (PO) packages, including all justifications and approvals
• Maintaining of Equal Opportunity and Non-Segregated certifications
• Ordering material per “ERP” documents in conjunction with experience, history and economics
• Creating PO package with all required documentation; i.e., Price Analysis, Justification Worksheet, PPV, Excess, etc.
• Expediting critical shortages, reduce IR and SCAR counts, reduce open invoices, monitor, cancel and reschedule messages
• Performing purchase quantity analysis to obtain best possible price and reduce PPV
• Coordinating Marketing requests for proposals. Use price model to perform material analysis
• Procuring materials and services in a timely fashion on the basis of company requirements
• Creating and maintaining proposal price models for customer quotations
• Continuously seeking out new suppliers to increase supply resource, cost reduction and improve quality
• Maintaining the current blueprint revision level and quality requirements
• Maintaining purchase order files in compliance with the FAR
• Reviewing price breaks and establishing it with vendor for additional economic purchases versus high-level inventories
• Establishing and maintaining good relationship with vendors and strive to increase a business-like atmosphere
• Keeping abreast of market prices, newly developed materials and manufacturing procedures
• Keeping management informed of updated developments, which occur outside of the Company
• Ensuring confidentiality of proprietary information
• Maintaining professional attitude
• Coordinating correspondence with suppliers on quality, delivery and PPV performance
• Maintaining required reports and records including supplier corrective actions
• Keeping calendars and schedules, makes travel arrangements
• Typing, filing, shorthand, as required.
• Utilizing personal computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications
• Demonstrating general knowledge of SPD organizational structure, products and policies
• Performing other duties as required

• CPSM/CPIM certification preferred
• Engineering oriented with direct experience in purchasing machined parts, sheet metal, welding, injection moldings, castings, forgings, or other mechanical commodities
• Minimum 5 years’ experience utilizing ERP system within a manufacturing environment to procure material
• Active membership and participation within a Purchasing Management Association, certification preferred
• PWA/PCB experience – Desired
• Experience in Government Procurements per FAR / DAR
• Business experience,
• Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Ability to understand engineering documents
• Ability to interpret and negotiate contracts
• Strong ability to reason/problem solving skills
• Ability to supervise subordinates
• Effective utilization of an ERP system to purchase goods and services within a manufacturing environment
• Commodity buying and market place knowledge and experience in the commodities assigned
• Ability to organize and prioritize work. Being self-directed and multi-tasking is essential

Accredited Business/technical degree preferred or equivalent

9/80, 1st Shift

LaVada Pulley at lpulley@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x260 or (800) 927-9318 x260

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.