General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Buyer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 22166BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Buyer

Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity as a Buyer to work within our Purchasing team, located in Poway, CA.

Under close supervision, this position is responsible for purchasing materials, goods, and services necessary to support a contract, subcontract or an internal organization. Validates purchase requisitions, selects or recommends suppliers, develops and solicits bids, analyzes and evaluates responses, negotiates prices and other terms, monitors delivery, and maintains necessary records. Maintains an awareness of available or potential suppliers and reviews and evaluates their operations to validate cost, quality, reliability, and ability to meet schedule and price requirements. Interacts with project personnel and internal customers and suppliers. May interact with program management and customer representatives.


  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures as well as applicable government regulations.

  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.

  • Identifies, develops and selects qualified suppliers.

  • Evaluates supplier reliability and performance.

  • With review, coordinates competitive and sole source procurements to meet required purchase dates and prepares required support documentation.

  • Reviews and analyzes suppliers’ bids. Performs cost and/or price analysis.

  • Follows up, expedites, and negotiates changes relative to delivery and supplier performance.

  • Maintains professional relationship with internal and external customer and suppliers.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration or related discipline along with three or more years of progressive professional purchasing experience. Equivalent professional purchasing experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to provide solutions to a range of routine purchasing problems; (2) good communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings; (3) good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with employees, managers, and customers; (4) the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; and, (5) strong computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.