Senior Buyer
Scott Engineering, Inc.
Chino, CA US
Posted ago
Scott Engineering, Inc.

We are looking for a buyer who will be responsible for sourcing and procurement functions. Management of the Company's requirements for both direct and indirect materials and services, fixed assets, tooling, and select production materials and services.

Will negotiate company costs, quality, and delivery goals. Responsible for timely planning and scheduling of purchase requirements. Understanding and managing inventory control and turns of the products.


  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools. Follows thru from creation to receipt assuring that products are delivered in a timely manner. Tracking and reporting inventory that is in transit. Coordinates with engineering and product management to assure timely execution of new product release to production, through end-of-life obsolescence planning
  • Secures and analyzes service quotes
  • Negotiates pricing terms with suppliers and recommends suppliers based on cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness
  • Reports on market prices and trends, engineering developments, EOL notifications, and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities
  • Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics inventory control, and management
  • Develop new supply sources where current suppliers are inadequate
  • Identifies cost savings/avoidance opportunities and presents data to management on a monthly basis
  • Other duties as assigned


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. Strong work ethic, proven ability to work in a team environment, and exhibit good leadership skills


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college required; Master's degree (M. A.) in business or finance preferred. A minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience is required

Certificates and Licenses:

  • CPM or CPIM certification desired

Computer Skills

  • Advanced level of knowledge with Microsoft Office suite, Excel and Word in particular, and email
  • Experience with Purchasing software, knowledge of MRP/ERP systems desired

$35 hourly
About Scott Engineering, Inc.

Scott Engineering, Inc. (SEI), a leader in the design and production of medium voltage pole- and pad-mounted equipment for the American utility and adjacent industries provides customers with complete, fully-customized power distribution solutions built to the highest quality standards. 

At SEI, we see our ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) structure as a competitive advantage. Each of our employees is a business ‘owner’ with a vested interest in our success. We’re also proud of our status as an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) / DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certified company. It sets us apart and makes SEI the perfect partner for organizations seeking suppliers who comply with these requirements. 

World Class Manufacturing is Scott Engineering's mentality and the way we do that is by living our core values, supporting our company's vision, and working together towards one common goal.

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