Teledyne Technologies

  • Senior Buyer

    Job Locations US-CA-Poway
    Requisition ID
    Company Name
    Teledyne RD Instruments
    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 RD Instruments revolutionized the industry through the development of the first acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and continues to be a global leader in acoustic Doppler innovations used for current profiling and precision navigation.  Our game changing technology has allowed tens of thousands of scientists, engineers and researchers to explore and understand our world’s oceans, rivers and streams in a way that was previously thought impossible.  With a staff of more than 150 scientists, engineers, technicians, and sales and support personnel, the company's San Diego-based global headquarters is an 80,000 square-foot ISO-9001:2015 facility that includes state-of-the art engineering, laboratory, manufacturing, and test areas.


    For more information, visit our website at


    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. This position is responsible for reviewing demand requirements, analyzing stock and delivery schedules, and executing purchase releases as needed.


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

    • Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for soliciting quotations, engaging in pricing, delivery, and stocking negotiations.
    • Develop strategic partnerships and employ Lean and Kanban practices in the development of Teledyne's supply chain.
    • Execute the purchases of electronic components and assemblies, machined parts, cabling, and other items as it pertains to manufacturing operations.
    • Participate in research and development projects, Material Review Board and product development teams.
    •  Analyzes demand data for quantity ordering and delivery scheduling utilizing MRP, kanban usage, and supplier agreements.
    • Complies with 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.


    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 five (5) years of experience as a purchasing professional in an electronics manufacturing environment, preferably high-mix environment.
      • Previous purchasing experience in Electronics, 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
      • 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).)




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