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Buyer Project Manager

Company: Blue Signal
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is a global manufacturer of precision component products developed for the military, healthcare, and industrial OEMs. This dynamic, growing organization is seeking a Buyer Project Manager.
The Buyer Project Manager will lead cross-functional team engagement through supplier selection process, including the communication of requirements, schedules, deadlines, strategic objectives, and risks. If you are a savvy, team-focused professional, with a passion for helping organizations deliver innovative, new products on-time and best-in-class, then this could be the role for you! The more technical and engineering centric your educational or on-the-job experience, the better!
This Role Offers:

  • Competitive base salary plus outstanding benefits package, bonus opportunity, and 401K.
  • High employee tenure with low red tape culture. They hire professionals and trust their expertise, giving them room to make tangible impacts.
  • Financially independent and stable company with zero debt and 20% growth over the last year.
  • High level of autonomy in this role, with the opportunity to advocate for employees while making impactful change on a business level.
  • Many career advancement paths with potential to grow into a global role.
  • Hybrid work environment.
  • Welcoming team culture, with exceptional work/life balance.


    • Partner with internal stakeholders (technical and commercial) on supporting the on-time development and delivery of new product initiatives, through the creation of innovative sourcing and supply chain strategies.
    • Manage supplier selection process, meeting the organization's standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply.
    • Analyze and stratify quotations to maximize business objectives.
    • Identify and execute opportunities for cost reduction and supplier performance improvement.
    • Plan and lead negotiations with suppliers (terms, conditions, progressive payment schedules).
    • Create supplier scorecards and manage supplier quality.
    • Execute on required quoting efforts including volume price breaks and communicating lead time expectations with potential suppliers.
    • Maintain a quote archive that is organized and searchable for future reference on pricing and lead time.
    • Work as a strategic partner to engineering, product and executive teams to align and gain buy-in for strategic sourcing strategies.
    • Lead cross-functional teams through supplier selection process, including the communication of requirements, schedules, deadlines, strategic objectives, and risks.
    • Some international travel is required.

      Skill Set:

      • 5+ years of experience in relevant field with a bachelor's degree in Engineering or comparable major OR 12 years of relevant on-the-job experience.

        • Experience in technical purchasing and supporting new product introductions.
        • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions.
        • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices.
        • Working knowledge of MS Office.
        • Competent with computer software such as SAP or similar ERP system.
        • Background in project management is preferred.

          About Blue Signal: Blue Signal is an award-winning, executive search firm specializing in IT recruiting. Our IT recruiting team has expertise placing qualified candidates in software, cybersecurity, and emerging technology roles nationwide. Learn more at

Keywords: Blue Signal, Thousand Oaks , Buyer Project Manager, Professions , Thousand Oaks, California

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