Compunnel Software Group Inc. Ok-sign  |  posted 9 months ago

FullTime | Tempe, AZ, United States


Job title: Buyer/Purchasing Assistant

Location: Tempe, AZ

Client: L3 Technologies (Former L3 Communications)



  • Performs daily procurement activity by processing requisitions and performing MRP analysis in order to meet desired cost and schedule requirements, while maintaining proper inventory levels in support of manufacturing.
  • Procures Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supplies and consumables.
  • Procures capital equipment and Engineering project materials.
  • Understands and clearly communicates design specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read and comprehend complex part drawings and specifications.
  • Must have extensive experience sourcing optical and mechanical custom components and process materials.
  • Addresses quality concerns in collaboration with Quality Assurance and/or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Develops and enhances relationships with strategic supplier/partners; serves as the primary contact with suppliers, and supports the initial qualification and then fostering a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers and their management.
  • Actively works on and supports the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities.
  • Drives cost savings and quality improvement projects.
  • Has supplier contact responsibility for Material Review Board (MRB) dispositions/activities.
  • Coordinates quality issues with suppliers as required and manages supplier returns.
  • Analyzes and reports on supplier execution to determine factors affecting pricing, quality, on time delivery (accuracy and completeness) performance across commodities and implement improvements.
  • Reduces procurement cost and improves responsiveness by analyzing supply chain and commodity trends, measuring and reporting results as well as enhancing established procedures.
  • Must perform procurement function in a highly regulated business environment.
  • Executes and maximizes L3 Warrior systems negotiated terms with suppliers to reduce materials liability.
  • Coordinates early supplier involvement in product development and procures the required materials to support product development and product launches.
  • Ensures that confidentiality agreements and other necessary contracts/OEM agreements are established with suppliers.
  • Manage and expand VMI agreements where possible to continue to reduce inventory.
  • Assist in aligning strategic procurement goals and objectives with quarterly deliverables, weekly activities and daily schedules.
  • Participate in supplier qualification process with Supply Chain, Quality, and Manufacturing.
  • Stay current on supply chain technologies, sourcing strategies and worldwide raw material availability of the commodities responsible to procure.



  • Minimum BS degree in Supply Chain, Finance or Industrial Engineering
  • Familiarity with compliance initiatives such as Sarbanes Oxley, ITAR, FARS, DFARS and ISO
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sourcing custom optical and mechanical components in a high tech manufacturing environment
  • Must have experience working and interfacing with Suppliers, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Quality, and Engineering.


Skills required:

  • Initiative; Persistence; Integrity; Critical Thinking; Time Management; Sound judgment and decision making; Effective Communication; Attention to Detail; Adaptability/Flexibility; Effective Problem Solving; Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Self-starter with strong analytical skills and a passion for accuracy
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Comfortable working under demanding time constraint
  • Proven negotiation skills and documented VMI experience.
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Mary Barnhill 10 months ago

Good morning, what is the compensation for this position. Salary? Any Bonus potential? Thanks. Mary

Ken***@***.Net 10 months ago

Do you have an estimate as to the salary range for this position? Thank you!

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