Teledyne Technologies

  • Sr. Buyer

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne API
    1st Shift - Day
    Citizenship/Visa Requirement
    No Restrictions
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation (TAPI), a business unit within the Environmental and Electronic Measurement Instruments group within Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), continues to be the global leader in the manufacturing of advanced instrumentation for monitoring of atmospheric pollution. We design, manufacture and market precision gas analyzers and air quality monitoring products both domestically and internationally.


    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.


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    Position Summary and Responsibilities


    The position is responsible for coordinating activities with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment tools, parts, supplies to MRP or requisitions. Assists Engineers in product search during product development. Negotiates contracts with vendors to the mutual benefit of TAPI and the vendor. Reduces cost of products and services to TAPI goals.



    • Work on special project getting RoHS certifications for purchase parts
    • Planner/buyer for assigned commodities.
    • Resolve production part shortages.
    • Produce cost reductions.
    • Effectively manage MRB material.
    • Negotiate and issue purchase orders, kan ban purchase agreements, commodity agreements and blanket purchase orders.



    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement supporting dynamic manufacturing requirements.
    • ERP/MRP working knowledge required, Microsoft AX ERP system experience a plus.
    • Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with the ability to meet required deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Team player with strong initiative and leadership potential.
    • Commodities experience including but not limited to chemicals, masks, labels, UV lamps, pumps motors, PCA components and assemblies, consigned or turneky.
    • Knowledge of use and management of kan ban purchase orders and purchase agreements.
    • College degree preferred.


    • The physical requirements of the position require the ability to sit at a computer workstation for an extended period of time with repetitive utilization of a computer, keyboard, mouse and desk phone.
    • The position will require the ability to stand, walk, reach, push, pull, bend, and lift no more than 20 lbs.


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