Aviat Networks, Inc. San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 4 days ago

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working for a Global Technology Leader?

At Aviat Networks we take great pride in hiring a workforce that is committed to supporting and strengthening our values and attributes. If you're results oriented, customer centric, and an innovative thinker who also takes pride in personal and professional integrity, Aviat Networks is the ideal next step in your career. We are looking for people who love to solve problems, enjoy change and know how to have fun! Come join us as we bring communications to the world.

We currently have an immediate need for a Buyer.


This position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, supplies, services and commodity products. Negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes. Evaluates suppliers and rates them as to production capability, performance and delivery. This position is responsible for the communication of forecasts requirements and may negotiate pricing, discounts and contracts for their selected suppliers.

The incumbent will apply and contributes to the development of new concepts and techniques. Solves complex problems with innovation and ingenuity and must use considerable judgment in complex situations. Assignments are often self-initiated. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.


  • Responsible for MRP execution to include timely order placement, expedites, cancels and defers and ensures that system generated, and manual requirements are aligned in MRP.

  • Contact vendors with requests for quotes, delivery information, and cross references.

  • Serves as liaison between the company and suppliers and maintains positive vendor relationships.

  • Works with suppliers for improvement opportunities in terms of cost, quality, delivery, and lead time.

  • Proactively manages (and work with Manufacturing and Quality) suppliers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the company (delivery, quality rating, inventory turns, etc.).

  • Maintains proposed cost and makes recommendations for standard cost updates as necessary.

  • Responsible for OTD and escalation of gating shortage issues and supports daily CTB meeting.

  • Resolve pricing and receiving discrepancies with vendors, coordinate with Accounts Payable Department.

  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action

  • Set up and manage VMI programs with key suppliers

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field.

  • Five or more years purchasing experience broad commodity experience preferred

  • CPM certification desired

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented with excellent follow-up

  • MRP and Supply Chain knowledge

  • Experience with setting up VMI programs required

  • Proficient in PC applications to include: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

  • Oracle experience preferred

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