Tampa, FL 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
As a Buyer, you will play a crucial role in the procurement and management of materials and components necessary for our manufacturing processes. You will work closely with suppliers, the Director of Supply Chain, and other cross-functional teams to ensure a seamless supply chain operation that meets our organizational goals. The Buyer is responsible for sourcing parts with suppliers that can meet or exceed our cost, quality, and delivery requirements. Interpreting requirements from MRP output and placing orders for components to support manufacturing needs is an important responsibility of this position.  Timely adjustments to quantities and delivery dates of these parts are necessary as our requirements change in order to keep our inventory balances at appropriate levels.
  • Procure goods and services through the administration of purchase orders to support manufacturing operations
  • Interpret and execute MRP requirements in a manner to ensure appropriate inventory levels that support our manufacturing requirements while minimizing excess materials
  • Procure materials from suppliers that can meet or exceed our cost, quality, and delivery requirements
  • Ensure the materials supplied meet our quality and supplier documentation requirements
  • Improve reaction time to changing requirements through interaction with the MRP changes
  • Eliminate material shortages that prevent manufacturing from executing their production plans
  • Maintain supplier base by identifying and including optimum number of suppliers 
  • Compile and analyze data for supplier scorecards, responsiveness, on-time delivery and other metrics
  • Work with management to develop and execute team acquisition strategies
  • Ensure compliance with internal procurement policies, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements and Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)
  • Message risk, issues, and opportunities to management
  • Positive interactions with other departments to achieve customer objectives

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably supply chain or business related, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Supply Chain experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry and/or Electronic Manufacturing Environment (prefer both)
  • Work independently and in a collaborative and team-based environment
  • Experience with multi-tasking and managing competing priorities
  • Experience with purchasing/MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience purchasing capital equipment and/or construction services
  • Critical and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and blueprints
  • Innovative; detail oriented; possesses a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes; and management reporting requirements
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to obtain a Government security clearance, if necessary

Sypris Electronics, LLC provides goods and services to the U.S. Government and other prime contractors and is obligated by its contracts with those entities, as well as by various federal laws and regulations regarding security and export control, to restrict access to certain goods, services, and/or any related information.  Accordingly, Sypris Electronics has a policy of only hiring U.S. citizens.  Upon employment all employees have to provide evidence verifying U.S. citizenship.

Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

Pre-employment drug screening required. 
Sypris Electronics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Sypris Electronics does not, and will not, discriminate against a person on the basis of race, ancestry, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religious creed or belief, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, in any aspect of employment opportunity.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Sypris Electronics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package upon date of hire including health, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) with company matching. We also offer a 9/80 work schedule.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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