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Supply Chain Mgt. - Procurement Specialist

  • ID: 512018
  • Posted: 8/5/2022
  • Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Category: LI - Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Temp to Direct
  • Duration: 3 - 6 Months


Acara Solutions is looking for a Supply Chain Mgt. - Procurement Specialist for our client located in Anaheim, CA

  • Under supervision of the Manager of Procurement, the Buyer II is responsible to source, negotiate, and procure materials, supplies, and services cost-effectively and in accordance with company policies and procedures in a timely manner while maintaining the highest level of integrity, quality, and on-time deliveries
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Select sources, obtain quotes, negotiate, and procure materials and services awarding based upon company policy.
  • Prepare needed paperwork for Purchase Order package, shippers, RFPs/RFQs, supplier and interdepartmental correspondence, etc.
  • Verify accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals, purchase orders, file documentation, invoices and receipts.
  • Reviews and updates purchase order terms and conditions to comply with Government, customer, and company requirements.
  • Interface with both current and potential suppliers in order to (1) determine best price and delivery for current requirements, and (2) remain abreast of economic and business situations relating to procurement activity.
  • Assist other departments by obtaining samples and data for Engineering, Certifications of Inspection, and clarifying paperwork for Receiving, Inspection, and Accounting, etc.
  • Maintain total ownership of supplier's deliveries. Actions taken could include obtaining prints, samples, delivery dates, corrective action, and resolution to discrepant materials. Will likely involve negotiating with supplier when supplier caused rework occurs.
  • Track open purchase order and open requisition backlog reports for all items requiring expedited handling/oversight or at schedule risk.
  • Perform regular follow-up to ensure supplier schedule adherence.
  • Evaluate supplier performance (quality/ delivery), chart monthly performance results, and provide feedback for improvement.
  • Process rejected materials back to supplier within a timely manner of receipt of dispositioned MDR.
  • Interface with Engineering/Planning on Drawing discrepancies, B.O.M., and EO's. Work with Program Managers on problems which effect meeting contract requirements.
  • Travel to suppliers to support source surveillance, assist with negotiations, or attend milestone meetings, as deemed necessary.
  • Implement Supplier Corrective Actions when necessary.
  • Support suppliers in determining appropriate manpower and machine capacity available to support delivery schedule of product and solicit supplier suggestions in process or tooling improvements to assure on time delivery of quality product.
  • Conduct desk audits on a weekly basis to determine if their desk 'queue' is meeting company standards of placing requisitions, updating purchase orders, processing RTVs, MDRs, AVRs and tracking to completion to avoid delivery impact.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Pay and Benefits:

  • The Salary for this position is between $28.00 and $35.00 per hour (Max Pay rate).
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Supply Chain or Procurement Role (military specifications, off the shelf, make to print)
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in interpreting technical scopes and requisitions to facilitate purchase

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • General knowledge of FAR/DFARS Government Procurement regulations
  • General knowledge of CPSR Government audit requirements
  • Demonstrated ability work in cross functional settings with Engineering, Planning, Programs, and Quality.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • PC skills (Microsoft Suite)
  • General understand of negotiations, price and or cost analysis, and the development of new suppliers that meet Government Requirements.
  • General Understanding of Manufacturing Quality Systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal or external customers and suppliers. 
  • Ability for 100% accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals to purchase orders, file documentation, invoices and receipts. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management and suppliers.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen
  • If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid disability or religious reason not to be vaccinated.  We will not grant any accommodations not strictly required by law.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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