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Junior Buyer

Company: Area51 Electronics
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

At Area51 Electronics, we are looking for someone who wants to make a difference by helping the people around them and add value to Area51 Electronics through their work. As an electronic components distributor, we strive to provide the highest quality to our customers, and this passion for quality transcends beyond our products and services; we are interested in quality people. We are looking for passionate people who want to make a difference to join, learn, and grow with our team.
This position's primary objective is to actively create purchase orders based on bookings, review and understand customers' requirements and flow down that information to the vendors and expedite pending purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery. The incumbent of this position is expected to be meticulous and systematic with their purchasing responsibilities.
We are looking for a passionate Junior Buyer who understands the crucial role they play in our company and is eager to be a team player in the Purchasing Department.
This is an entry-level position, however, depending on the individual and their competency, there is potential room for growth to become a Buyer.
Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a passion for helping people, procurement, results, and growth
  • Can pick up and learn new material in a relatively short amount of time
  • Enjoys collaboration, communicating, and helping others
  • Possesses the ability to focus on small details and ensure accuracies in their work
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced work environment and able to perform job essentials without the quality of their work to decrease
  • Has a strong and excellent work ethic (honesty, integrity, humility, respect, and accountability)
  • Will do their best at all times and cares about the quality of their work, even when no one is looking
  • Has the passion and intrinsic motivation to learn, change (reflect), and grow
  • Is disciplined, dedicated, and determined to produce desirable results (going beyond the barest minimum and expectations)
  • Manages their time wisely (be punctual and observe deadlines)
    Job Title: Junior Buyer IWork Schedule: M-F (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)Classification: Non-Exempt
    Job SummaryUnder the Purchasing Manager's supervision, the incumbent is responsible for creating purchase orders based on provided bookings, reviewing and understanding customers' requirements, and flowing accurate information to the vendors. The individual is also expected to follow up and track the progress of orders until it passes inspection and verification.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Responsible for the start to finish process of buying and expediting with supervision.
      • Review and understand the customer's RFQ and Purchase Order requirements and flow down information accurately to the vendor.
        • Document and flow down requirements specified by our customers and/or by the Sales Department to the relevant vendors.
          • Negotiate pricing, lead time, and terms and conditions with our vendors.
            • Select the optimal transportation option based on the customer's requirements, cost, safety, and service.
              • Request approval from Purchasing Manager for any inbound pallets.
                • Create purchase orders based on provided bookings.
                  • Expedite and track pending purchase orders with vendors to ensure on-time delivery.
                    • Archive completed purchase orders on our network drive.
                      • Meet and/or exceed department and company goals.
                        • Adhere to the company's Quality Management System (QMS) and comply with all purchasing-related policies, procedures, and forms.
                          • Learn the relationship between the Purchasing Department and other departments.
                            • Initiate and establish relationships with the company's vendors.
                              • Start the initial evaluations and re-evaluations with authorized distributors, authorized resellers, and manufacturers.
                                • Attend monthly purchasing and company meetings.
                                  • Utilize Area51 Electronics' proprietary software program and electronic properties (i.e. computer, printer, etc.) for all job functions.
                                    • Contribute to and provide QMS and purchasing process improvements and suggestions.
                                      Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.
                                      Required - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                                      EducationRequired: Minimum of High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institutionPreferred: Bachelor's degree in any field
                                      ExperiencePreferred: One (1) year of work experience in procurement/purchasing
                                      Language SkillsAble to communicate professionally in English, both verbally and through written form to a diverse group of people.

                                      Other Skills and Abilities
                                      • Able to organize many tasks, determine priority, and independently complete detailed skills
                                      • Able to demonstrate the ability to conduct one's self in a professional manner.
                                      • Ability to participate in work-related activities as a team player
                                      • Must be able to operate a computer and Area51 Electronics' proprietary software program
                                      • Ability to work independently with a self-motivated attitude, as well as in a team environment
                                      • Ability to maintain confidential information
                                      • Ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems
                                      • Ability to multi-task, respond to continually changing needs with a positive attitude
                                      • Ability to efficiently manage deadlines
                                      • Excellent organizational and time management skills
                                      • Effective writing and communication skills
                                      • Meticulous attention to detail
                                      • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Outlook, Word, and Excel
                                        Work Environment:The work environment will be the incumbent's home. This is currently (and temporarily) a WFH position.
                                        Essential Physical Functions
                                        • Stand: Moderate
                                        • Sit: Moderate to Frequent
                                        • Walk: Moderate
                                        • Bend: Moderate
                                        • Handle Objects: Moderate
                                        • Reach Above Shoulder Level: Moderate
                                        • Use Fine Finger Movements: Continuous
                                        • Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Moderate
                                          Essential Cognitive Functions
                                          • Reason and Analyze: Continuous
                                          • Read/Comprehend written/spoken English: Continuous
                                          • Generate Written Work Product: Continuous
                                          • Communicate Orally in English: Continuous
                                          • Work Under Time Pressure: Continuous
                                          • Independent Problem Solving: Continuous
                                          • Interruptions: Continuous
                                          • Maintain Team Collaboration: Continuous
                                          • Organize: Continuous
                                          • Prioritize: Continuous
                                          • Computations: Continuous
                                            Essential Environmental Factors
                                            • Interruptions: Depending on the home environment
                                              Task takes less than 1/3 of the time: ModerateTask takes 1/3 to 2/3 of the time: Moderate to FrequentTask takes more than 2/3 of the time: Continuous

Keywords: Area51 Electronics, Irvine , Junior Buyer, Other , Irvine, California

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