PDS Tech Inc Buyer in Cypress, California

PDS TECH is currently looking for a Buyer for our client in Orange County, CA.

The Buyer 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. This job will report to the Purchasing Manager.

Summary of Duties:

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Aerospace background and aircraft interior industry experience preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and materials specifications is required.

  • Ability to work well independently and cross-functionally as part of an established and growing team.

  • Strong communication, time-management and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Proficient in MS Office applications

  • Demonstrated experience managing production requirements through MRP systems, M3 experience preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.