Teledyne Technologies

  • Senior Buyer

    Job Locations US-NH-Portsmouth
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne D.G. O'Brien
    1st Shift - Day
    Citizenship/Visa Requirement
    US Citizen/Perm Resident/ Other US Person
    Internal Code (for CareerBuilder)
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne DGO designs connection systems that transmit signals, data or power through challenging media, such as subsea oil wells; and through pressure barriers, such as the hull of a submarine. Because the cost of failure is so high, Teledyne DGO designs and manufactures its products to deliver total reliability. We engineer and manufacture our products as if lives and fortunes depended on them. Because they do.

    Teledyne DGO offers our employees an excellent benefit package including:

    • Medical & Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Voluntary Personal Accident Insurance
    • Business Travel Accident Insurance
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Voluntary Short & Long Term Disability
    • 401(K) Plan
    • Flexible Health & Dependent Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid Vacations & Sick Time
    • College Tuition Reimbursements


    Teledyne DGO is a fast growing division of Teledyne Technologies and is looking to add highly motivated and skilled individuals to our team. Teledyne DGO is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters excellence in teamwork, and includes every Employee, Supplier, Business Partner and Customer as a valued member of our team. Our employees are treated with respect, professionalism and the opportunity for career advancement in a safe work environment.



    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

    Position Overview:

    The Senior Buyer has responsibility for purchasing activities, ensuring uninterrupted supply of direct materials and services including raw materials, packaging materials and OEM finished goods and services. This position’s primary objective is to acquire inbound materials and services on time and complete, from approved Suppliers at competitive costs as required to support the operations and improve the organization’s profitability.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Implement inventory control programs including Pay at Consumption, VMI & KANBAN to achieve cash flow objectives without compromising material availability.
    • Manages purchase requisitions and places purchase orders for materials, services and equipment as required to support customer demand.
    • Manage formalized risk mitigation programs to reduce vulnerability of supply chain interruptions.
    • Develop effective supplier management relationships focused on availability, quality & cost.
    • Present procurement strategies to Management.
    • Understand regulatory & market requirements and their impacts on the supply chain.
    • Proficient and effective implementation of change management.
    • Maintain a positive results oriented attitude that promotes teamwork with peers, subordinates, & other support areas and suppliers while driving significant change.
    • Optimize utilization of ERP/MRP in an MTO & MTS environment
    • Achieve financial goals of the Procurement Organization.
    • Lead and/or participate on process improvement teams to drive cost savings and process improvements.


    Education and Experience:

    • BS in business, engineering, supply chain management or technical oriented field preferred.
    • APICS, CSIM or equivalent certification preferred.
    • Strong working knowledge of MRP, IFS knowledge preferred
    • 7+ years of experience in Purchasing or Sourcing required.

    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must have excellent communication skills including listening, verbal and written.
    • Strong ability to envision the optimal sourcing strategy and critical success factors internally and externally.
    • Proven ability to support department mission by maintaining favorable relationships with peers, subordinates, suppliers and customers.
    • Must be flexible and adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty.
    • Strong customer focus with proven service oriented attitude under all situations.
    • Superior negotiation skills and understanding of contracts, supply agreements
    • Strong knowledge of Government Procurement, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement (DFARS) and Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR).

    Training Requirements:

    • IFS Overview/Administration
    • Hazardous Communications
    • Quality Systems

    Physical Demands:

    • Long hours of sitting and working on a computer
    • Must be able to communicate via telephone, email, fax and in person.

    Work Environment:

    • This position will mainly work in a quiet office environment.
    • Occasionally required to work all over facility when needed.

    Required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


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