Purchasing Agent

DEPARTMENT  Operations

LOCATION  Burbank, California

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JOB SUMMARY

The position requires a hands-on, detail-oriented individual with responsibilities that include purchasing materials, equipment and services in support of external customer orders, R&D projects and other internal customer requirements in a growing, fast-paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, prepare and issue purchase orders, follow up on orders placed, verify delivery and expedite as necessary, resolve problems with suppliers, and maintain all necessary records and documentation.
  • Member of the Operations / Procurement team that creates and manages purchase orders for material (raw material, components, sub-assemblies) for multiple manufacturing programs, R & D projects and some services.
  • Maintain positive supplier relationships.
  • Interface with various internal departments such as Quality, Technical, and Finance in a timely and professional manner.
  • Performs complex purchasing activities including pricing, volume discounts,
  • Evaluates quotations received from prospective suppliers
  • Identifies problem areas, initiates corrective action and establishes problem resolution dates in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager with various projects and reports including data gathering and analysis. Organize workflow to meet quality guidelines and agreed upon daily production goals in an entertainment lighting manufacturing environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability adheres to negotiated business terms, including but not limited to price, quantity and delivery terms for many various goods, raw materials and services.
  • Professional ability to communicate (oral and written) with both internal and external customers / stakeholders in a tactful manner.
  • Strong teamwork skills to build positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Experience with electronic purchases (ideal not required), including but not limited to understanding components, printed circuit assemblies (PCA), switches, etc .; metals, plastics
  • Experience purchasing capital equipment and the ability to work with internal requestors to determine various factors, including but not limited to acceptance criteria, warranty, maintenance, Incoterms, spares, and training requirements.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in growing, technical company.
  • Demonstrated ability to write Statements of Work (SOW), Request for Information / Bid/ Proposal / Quote (RFX), prepare bid documents, handle bidding process, and analyze all bid results for Total Cost of Ownership and best value selection.
  • Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools, especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • QuickBooks experience, or other MRP/ERP experience; system implementation a plus.

EDUCATION DESIRED

  • College degree with Business emphasis or 2-5 years’ experience in purchasing / demand planning.

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Why LiteGear – Have you every wanted to be part of the exciting and creative world of movie making? Have you ever been curious how filmmakers create beautiful images using light and shadow? Have you ever wanted to be part of a Team of talented, creative, and motivated people that are out to change the world? If so, LiteGear could be the company for you.
LiteGear has been innovating the lighting industry for the past 16 years with the focus on becoming the leading cinematic lighting solutions provider in the world.
We are currently looking for new team members who want to be part of creating the future of cinematic lighting technology and to be part of a company with excellent benefits, fun work environment, and rewarding careers.

LiteGear was founded in 2006 after creating the lighting solutions for the arc reactor in the major motion picture Iron Man and the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek (2009). LiteGear has since developed product lines such as LiteRibbon, LiteDimmer, LiteMat, and LiteTile which continues to have a major impact on lighting and set design across the globe. Come join us and make an impact on movie making. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. LiteGear Inc. offers comprehensive medical and dental benefits, generous vacation, holiday and sick/personal leave, as well as a 401k and profit sharing plan.
LiteGear Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.