Purchasing Manager


Defense and Military

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USD85000.00-105000.00 per year

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Branch Information

Los Angeles, CA - Metro - (USA) 15821 Ventura Blvd Suite 148 CA Encino , CA - 91436 Phone : 818-784-8276



Job Description


Position Summary:

The Procurement Manager oversees the buyer/planners and ensures that the items and services to build and maintain the company's products are purchased from specified suppliers and are delivered according to agreed terms and conditions. An important aspect of this role is seeking maximum value for the company through time and cost agreements while working with key suppliers necessary for successful operations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

* Recruit, train, assign work, and supervise buyer planners

* Manage procurement process, controls, and supporting documentation

* Negotiate significant contacts

* Work closely with our clients supply chain in all areas of Purchase, Assembly, Test, Electronic products and Shipping/Logistics vendors.

* Negotiate pricing quotes for achieving lower costs to be in line with our clients financial planning goals.

* Maintain a consolidated datasheet of supplier quoted prices and cost reduction trends

* Qualify new suppliers by making sure they adhere to RK's AVL requirements.

* Interface with Production, Marketing, Engineering and other functional groups to plan and prioritize purchasing activities.

* Review planned orders, create requisitions for purchased items, and manage approval process.

* Transmit and prioritize approved purchase orders and supporting documents to supplier.

* Track order acknowledgement, prepare and communicate shortage and backlog reports, and provide visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers.

* Track orders and confirm system lead times, delivery dates, and costs.

* Review, update and maintain purchase orders until they are closed.

* Ensure orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts; report non-conformances.

* Work with finance and logistics staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies.

* Identify opportunities and implement actions to achieve efficiencies.

* Contribute to consolidation, reduction, and rationalization of the local supplier base.

* Cut waste and unnecessary costs to create a streamlined process and fast production times

* Build strong working relationships both internally and with key suppliers

* Understand technology and managing online systems


* Leadership, management, and supervisory skills

* Bachelor's or Master's degree in fields of supply chain, engineering, or manufacturing.

* Minimum 7 years of experience in electronics manufacturing industry working in a procurement role and function.

* Extensive experience and knowledge of working with MRP/ERP system requirements

* Excellent Analytical Skills to work with multiple vendors and determine the best deals for the company and to evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.