TELEDYNE INSTRUMENTS INC Buyer/Planner 3 in HOUSTON, Texas

Teledyne Marine Seismic is comprised of several business units that design and manufacture high-quality, reliable, and durable marine seismic exploration products. For over four decades Teledyne has set the standard for marine geophysical exploration equipment. 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. Summary: This position plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials. Purchases materials, using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels. Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes purchasing awards. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Obtains materials, components, equipment, and supplies. Evaluates vendor performance, develops new supply sources where current suppliers/vendors are inadequate. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of awarded orders to assure requirements are met at the best value. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Review internal requirements and schedule to ensure materials, equipment, components, supplies, and services are purchased and received in accordance with requirements/needs. Communicate with relevant internal stakeholders to ensure all parties are aware of expected delivery dates of items. Review purchase requisitions to ensure all essential data is provided in order to successfully execute the purchase of requisitioned items. Prioritize purchasing activities based on organizational needs. Provide suppliers with relevant information in order to request quotations and delivery schedules. Seek out multiple quotations for large dollar items. Process purchase orders, which include: entering purchase orders in ERP system, seeking necessary approvals on purchase orders, splitting purchase orders, distributing orders to various departments, mailing purchase orders, faxing purchase orders. Place orders with qualified vendors. Verify part numbers, pricing, shipping and billing information with vendor. Verify that quantities for billing purposes and inventory units of measure are clearly defined and understood. Set up and maintain vendors in the applicable systems. This includes obtaining credit applications, agreed to Terms and Conditions, obtaining applicable internal approvals, and confirming with vendor. Coordinate shipment dates and quantities with vendors for each order. Coordinate applicable method of shipment. Expedite orders as required. Answer questions from receiving personnel when items are delivered, and help resolve any problem that may pertain to receiving tickets and invoices. Monitor vendor performance and stays in close contact with vendors on delivery schedules. Develop new sources for items to be purchased. Processes Nonconforming reports, requests RMA numbers, enters shipping orders, routes, shipping orders to proper personnel for movement of nonconforming parts, and informs accounting of credits due. Seek continual improvement of supply chain processes and supplier management Work with Accounts Payable Department and Suppliers to correct invoicing issues. Perform all other duties requested, directed, or assigned. Education and Experience: Bachelor s degree plus 5 years of recent relevant experience in a manufacturing organization or equivalent combination of education and experience. Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Good communication skills to communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of the organization. Self-starter with abilit