Purchasing Manager

Teledyne Microwave Solutions
September 8, 2023
Mountain View, CA
Job Type


Teledyne Microwave Solutions is hiring a Purchasing Manager that establishes and implements a vision of supply chain excellence. Manages activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization by performing the following Essential Duties and Responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage all aspects of the Material Procurement functions including supervision and coaching of department personnel
  • Builds partnerships with suppliers aimed at improving vendor performance
  • Search, locate and approve new vendors, wherever applicable, with support from Quality and Engineering
  • Quote, negotiate, and secure orders of materials to support production and other internal requirements
  • Maintain and continually improve supply chain processes, documentation, and applicable records
  • Responsible to represent material procurement in contract review & approval
  • Participate in internal and vendor audits
  • Establish and realize cost reduction, supply chain improvement and vendor performance goals
  • Determine make/buy decisions
  • Create, update, and maintain function policies and procedures in accordance with AS9000/ISO9000 requirements and corporate policies to assure compliance
  • Update and maintain accurate standard costs & accurate vendor lead times
  • Record and approve daily time and attendance for purchasing personnel, as appropriate, per corporate policies
  • Actively participate in activities/meetings with function leaders
  • Submit supply chain function performance reports as requested by management and corporate
  • Work closely with Engineering Development team during development and NPI to assure timely purchase of materials for development and launch/ramp of product


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field; 5-10 years related experience
  • Experience in managing material procurement in at least 3 years
  • Experience and knowledge of working with defense contractors and government business is preferred
  • MS Office, XA system or other ERP system
  • Excellent communication in both verbal and written
  • Read and understand mechanical, military and commercial specifications including aerospace related processing specs
  • Procurement and negotiation skills
  • Strong logical and prioritizing skills required
  • Proven track record of people management and development
  • U.S. Person required for this position, includes but is not limited to, U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

US Person Statement

Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a "US Person" (US Citizens, US Nationals, lawful permanent residents, asylees or refugees).

California Pay Transparency Statement

Please note the salary range posted below is a general guideline for this job level and location. When extending an offer, a variety of factors are considered such as responsibilities of the position, relevant education and experience, certifications, knowledge and skills.

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