Chatsworth California | Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth, California

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Chatsworth Products, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
9353 Winnetka Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

(No recruiters please) 


Senior Buyer-Planner


Performs various purchasing assignments of considerable complexity to procure equipment, services, parts and supplies necessary for the operation of the organization. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices and selects and recommends suppliers. Verifies delivery dates, approves payment and maintains necessary records. Develops solutions to difficult problems requiring analysis and action plans. Makes practical application of customary practices, procedures or techniques. Interfaces with suppliers, immediate supervisor and other personnel within the Company.



  1. Independently analyzes demand, decides quantity to buy and negotiates purchases of inventory materials up to $40k per MRP.
  2. Places PO’s for inventory and non-inventory items and follow up as required to assure an adequate material supply.Plans, schedules, monitors and reports on activities related to the project/Program including activity definition and sequencing, resource estimating, duration estimating, schedule development, and schedule control activities.
  3. Assures an uninterrupted supply of material while maximizing inventory turns.Facilitates status review meetings among project team members and clients. Works with senior management on product development Programs proposals, bids, contracts, estimates, and schedules.
  4. Leads company-wide key supplier relationships.Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and Project/Program Management techniques.
  5. Leads company-wide commodity responsibility.
  6. Resolves quality and delivery problems.
  7. Negotiates company-wide purchase agreements.
  8. Sources new items with new and existing suppliers.
  9. Identifies potential suppliers and qualify as required.
  10. Identifies cost reduction opportunities through competitive bidding, negotiation, and design changes. Implements as feasible.
  11. Evaluates suppliers and provides feedback to improve performance especially in the areas of lead-time, on-time delivery, delivered cost, terms, and quality.
  12. Develops and maintains long term relationships with key suppliers such that we are viewed as an excellent customer worthy of preferential treatment.
  13. Develops a sense of part ownership that includes concern for inventory accuracy and inventory obsolescence and the ability to anticipate potential problems.
  14. Conducts complex analytical studies and makes recommendations from them.


  1. Performs other related duties as assigned by management.



Core Competencies:

  • Ethics, Values, Integrity & Trust - Adheres and acts in line with CPI core values. 
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Possesses high level of skill, knowledge and ability in assigned functional area.
  • Safety – Complies with company safety rules and regulations. Takes a proactive approach to identify and eliminate safety hazards.
  • Customer Focus - Gives high priority to customer satisfaction.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Uses diplomacy and tact. Uses collaborative skills.
  • Action Oriented & Adaptability - Takes initiative; acts promptly; is proactive.
  • Ownership & Accountability - Proactively models, guards and demonstrates all of CPI’s core values.
  • Priority Setting, Planning & Organizing- Uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem Solving & Creativity - Uses logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions. Develops new and unique ideas.
  • Listening, Informing and Written Communications - Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information. Presents ideas and facts clearly and effectively in writing.


 Technical Competencies: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Six (6) years relevant work experience using MRP applications.
  • Knowledge of production and procurement procedures.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local procurement laws and regulations.
  • NAPM/APICS certification preferred.
  • Word processing and spreadsheet application (Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Capable of leading the Sourcing and Procurement team on company-wide projects.



  • Frequent sitting.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs. 


Chatsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.





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