Temporary Buyer - Huntington Beach - job 676374


Date: 04/08/2021

City: Huntington Beach, California

Employment type: Full-time


We are CAES, a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider CAES. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.

CAES Signal Products Division is seeking a temporary Buyer/Planner.
The production buyer/planner is responsible for planning and managing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s production capacity as well as managing inventory levels.



  • Executes standard planning and purchasing functions including opening, releasing, splitting, completing, reviewing, and closing job orders as well as purchasing required materials utilizing ERP system internal/customer job and purchasing queues

  • Responds to termination, cancellation, or change requests from sales; maintains alignment of job order due dates with planned delivery dates to ensure MRP accurately drives material requirements

  • Balances inventory levels with availability of required materials and adjusts associated procurement/delivery schedules as needed to ensure materials are available to meet production schedules without the business holding excess inventory.

  • Reviews work in process material shortages from production floor and develops expedite lists when needed

  • Releases purchase orders for production material, floor stock items and all purchased goods to support the business unit

  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel and other members of the buying/planning team and updates management daily on issues with material status and/or production planning

  • Modifies production floor travelers as needed in order to align production work with realized planning


  • Problem solving and analysis skills

  • Excellent computer savviness and appropriate technical capabilities

  • Decision making and collaboration skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and strong ability to effectively communicate and build strong relationships with suppliers



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, preferably B.S.

  • 7 years of experience in a production planning and materials controls function or equivalent combination of education and experience (for example, 5-7 years of broad manufacturing background).

  • Experience in a lean manufacturing requirement preferred


CAES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of CAES to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. CAES will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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CAES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to CAEScareers@cobhamaes.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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