The Purchasing Coordinator's responsibilities include the procurement and successful receipt of stocked (inventoried) and job-specific items required by Production. The Purchasing Coordinator reviews CAD drawings with Engineering, communicates regularly with Operations and Warehouse Management to ensure commonly used items are always on hand and are received “just-in-time” (JIT) to minimize inventory costs. Additionally, when the need arises, this position assists with light fulfillment duties.
Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies
Generate and distribute accurate purchase orders and house budgets
Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
Monitor and forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
Perform cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking
Assess, manage, and mitigate risks
Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing; monitor the effectiveness of procedures; revise and improve purchasing processes
Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
Exercise discretion and judgment
Draft, review contracts, and modify terms and conditions, express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in written form
Purchasing Coordinator Requirements and Qualifications
2+ years’ experience in the procurement of materials/equipment/supplies and the development and review of contracts
Proven working experience as purchasing coordinator
Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
Interest in market dynamics along with a keen business sense
Skilled at negotiation and networking
Working experience of vendor management software
Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
Solid judgement and sound decision-making skills
Experience with QuickBooks Software and an ERP system is desirable
About Weistec Engineering
Based out of Orange County California, Weistec Engineering is an industry leader in research, development, and design.
We have grown to provide customers with the highest level of satisfaction and value through relentless testing and continuous improvements in product and performance.
Specializing in computer aided design, and vehicle calibration, Weistec has the ability to manufacture quality products that are able to withstand even the most rigorous testing. From OEM vehicle manufacturers to the aftermarket performance enthusiast we aim to deliver innovative solutions that address a client’s needs.