204422 - Buyer
Up to $28.50 DOE
3 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Buyer for a contract opportunity in Everett, WA.

Coordinates activities involved with procuring, tracking, and expediting goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies at a competitive price, delivery, and quality via the issuance of a purchase order.Schedules and tracks the material deliveries based upon production schedule and other program requirements. Confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. Prepares purchase orders and bid requests. Basic negotiation and administration of agreements with suppliers and other representatives within scope of authority. Estimates values according to knowledge of market price. Analyzes price proposals, financial reports and other data and information to determine reasonable prices. Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories. Support achievement of department metrics. Enters purchase orders into MRP system and issues to supplier via internet, fax or e-mail. Maintains purchase order status and follows up on unconfirmed and past due orders plus requirements due in coming weeks. Arbitrates claims and resolves complaints generated during performance of purchase order or contract, escalating issues to the Purchasing Manager as appropriate. .Interacts with Engineering, Planning and Production to ensure any changes in production requirements are flowed down to suppliers. Maintains professionalism in developing collaborative relationships with internal customers, partners and suppliers. Liaise with planners to control scheduling of parts to ensure stock levels meet demands while achieving site level/corporate financial targets. Evaluates defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control, users, vendors and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action. Updates suppliers with engineering changes and drawings. Actively manages supplier performance. Develops commodity/market knowledge and maintains roster of available supply sources. Approves invoices for payment within scope of authority. Expedites delivery of goods to users.

College degree is preferred (Preferably a degree in Supply Chain management or related field) or comparable experience.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

LaVada Pulley
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.