Teledyne Technologies

Senior Buyer

US-CA-San Diego
Requisition ID
Company Name : Name
Teledyne Impulse
1st Shift - Day
Citizenship/Visa Requirement
US Citizen/Perm Resident/ Other US Person

Company Overview

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration, over the past 10 years Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing the best of the best together under a single umbrella. Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.


As part of the Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Impulse designs and manufactures highly reliable electrical and optical interconnection systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. We specialize in dry mateable, wet mateable, and underwater mateable standard products, as well as custom product interconnect solutions. From miniature underwater sensor connectors to large vehicle systems, Teledyne Impulse has created many innovative connection solutions.


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Teledyne is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, protected Veteran Status, genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call (805)373-4545.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.  

Position Summary and Responsibilities

General Overview

The Senior Buyer performs a wide variety of purchasing activities in support of achieving organization goals. Responsible for managing assigned commodities and supplier bases for Teledyne Marine companies within the San Diego region and supporting site purchasing activities as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Independently manages critical suppliers that provide products of a highly technical nature to insure optimum performance regarding quality, price, delivery and service.
  • Negotiates high level and complicated agreements including Kanban agreements, Master Supplier Agreements (MSA); evaluates terms and conditions, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), etc.
  • Reviews engineering drawings and/or specifications to determine source selection, develops and solicits RFQs, analyzes and evaluates responses, negotiates prices and terms, awards contracts or places purchase orders.
  • Evaluates supplier performance on a monthly or quarterly basis, leads supplier performance review meetings and writes summary reports.
  • Assesses supplier and commodity risks and implements risk mitigation plans including new supplier sourcing.
  • Establishes optimal supply chain strategy, including supplier base, purchasing activities and inventory management, at a tactical level for responsible commodities to ensure continuity of material supply at the best quality and value.
  • Performs and ensures day-to-day purchasing activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Gathers and analyzes ERP output data and takes appropriate purchasing actions.
  • Leads and provides NPI project support, as needed.
  • Attends and provides input during project meetings, production whiteboard meetings, sales/planning meetings and material shortage meetings.
  • Provides input to ECOs and processes disposition.
  • Attends MRB meetings and processes supplier returns, replacements and credits.
  • Assists A/P in resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Mentors less experienced peers through leading them on specific projects or tasks and/or performing selected purchasing administrative tasks.
  • Complies to all ISO and SOX regulations in addition to corporate and company policies and procedures.
  • Continually evaluates company processes and best practices, identifies areas for improvement & working with manager, updates procedures for review and consideration.
  • Adheres to and promotes the core values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Completes tasks and special projects as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

This job has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide technical leadership to lower level buyers including carrying out lead responsibilities in accordance with applicable regulations and laws and the organization’s policies and procedures. This includes, but is not limited to training employees



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.



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or completion of a professional certificate program, such as university extended studies, APICS, AME, or ISM certification is highly preferred
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a purchasing professional in an electronics manufacturing environment, preferably high-mix environment.
  • Previous purchasing experience in PCA, metal and/or plastic fabrication is preferable
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data and effectively communicate judgments/decisions based on that data to others
  • Intermediate skill in all MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated experience using ERP systems for planning and procurement
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship of transactions in ERP for materials movement in purchasing, planning and accounting
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing documentation and interpretation of technical drawings
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of manufacturing assembly processes
  • Experience in supporting NPI projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that bring positive influence to peers and promote team work
  • Must possess U.S. citizenship or be a "U.S. Person". (A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a ”Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The physical/Mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office environment;
  • Sit and stand for prolonged periods of time;
  • Repetitive motion of hands, wrists, arms;
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.

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