Buyer II - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

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Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

Performs quoting, negotiating and issuing purchase orders $15M+ in value, in a timely manner, for raw materials, parts, subassemblies, finished goods, MRO materials, equipment, tooling, supplies and/or services from suppliers via purchase requisitions or MRP messages.
• Follows up with requestors and end users regarding purchase order due dates and status when inquiries are made.
• Follows traffic and logistics guidelines and minimizes the use of expedited shipping services where/when possible.
• Follows all supply chain policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions including those regarding the procurement of materials and particularly the ability to keep confidential information regarding all purchasing or commodity strategies confidential (and in some cases, within the supply chain function exclusively).
• Runs and maintains the buying desk’s purchase requisition or MRP open order, expedite, de-expedite, and past due reports and ensures MRP/IFS system is updated accordingly.
• Maintains on time deliverables i.e... milestones and SDRL’s
• Additional order management i.e. ingot rate; two tier supplier set up
• Works in cooperation with material planning, production planning and logistics to reduce part inventory, obsolete and slow moving materials and handle schedule changes.
• Strives to increase understanding of the services, material and manufacturing processes associated with the assigned buying desk.
• Responsible for supporting related departments with the resolution of supplier invoice discrepancies and non-conforming material, requisition issues etc.
• Represents the supplier inside Austal.


• Maintains close communication with supplier account and customer service personnel, and management levels if necessary, so as to minimize risk due to supplier capacity issues, plant shutdowns, and other day to day disruptions that may affect Austal and/or open purchase orders.
• Assists with supplier metrics and advises suppliers of their performance.
• Maintains professional relationships with suppliers on the assigned buying desk even in difficult times.
• Provides input on commodity strategies and related projects.
• Reviews statements of work when required.
• Purchases in both MRP and project/purchase requisition oriented type environments under Contractor Purchasing Systems Review guidelines.
• Assists other Buyers when required.
• Participates in plant continuous improvement, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, and other initiatives involving the plant Supply Chain function or assigned buying desk when appropriate.
• Is the main contact point for outside departments (e.g., Engineering, Accounting, etc.) as well as suppliers.
• Participates in price book activities.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.