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Chatsworth, CA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for a seasoned purchasing professional ready to hit the ground running and immediately start to make a difference. This position will purchase production material and will also work with engineering to source components for new designs.

Pay: $72,292 - $80,325 Salary


What you'll do 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Coordinate all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery. 

  • Analyze the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier and date commodity is needed. 

  • Assure that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price and meets the quality standards of the company. 

  • Maintain timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices and other documents to assure accurate retention of records. 

  • Investigate and/or interview potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements. 

  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. 

  • Assist in resolving discrepancies with invoices and receiving documents. 

  • Contact vendors by email, phone or visit to verify shipment of goods on specified date. 

  • Other duties may be assigned. 

What we're looking for 

The successful candidate must have 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing purchasing setting.  

What would be useful 

  • Experience reading engineering documents, drawings, and technical specifications. 

  • APICS certification a plus 

  • Knowledge of QAD ERP system 

  • Experience purchasing PCBs, Sheet Metal, and electronic components. 

Must Have 

  • 4 yr degree a plus or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail 

  • ERP/MRP experience 

  • Must be advanced user with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word) 

  • Excellent organizational, teamwork and negotiating skills 

  • Sourcing Electronical components Experience

  • LTA (Long term agreements) set up experience.

Training Requirements

  • Departmental Quality Management System Procedures

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working with Other People: Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner, listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others inform of work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier; and, respecting the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:  

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

About the Company

Canoga is the telecommunications infrastructure leader that powered the deployments of 3G and 4G. Today Canoga is developing the 5G Fronthaul solution that will enable fully featured 5G networks to lead the next generation of connectivity for people and machines. Canoga provides its customers with network connectivity solutions that allow them to change the world.

Canoga Perkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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