Buyer/Quoter For EMS

Located in Gardena, CA, Qual-Pro Corporation provides electronic manufacturing solutions (EMS) to multiple industries including aerospace, defense and surveillance, avionics, medical, and precision industrial controls. Our company offers a challenging and rewarding environment with a tremendous opportunity for career growth.

Summary of Job Duties:
Under general direction of the Supply Chain Manager, responsible for the planning, quoting and purchasing of raw material/finished goods inventory, specifically electronic, mechanical and Printed Circuit Card Assemblies and associated supplies, contract electronic manufactured products, and capital goods. Routinely satisfies the goal of planning, quoting and purchasing the right products, with excellent quality, at optimal value price, and on time.


  • Primary responsibility is to procure/quote materials and services at the lowest cost, in the most efficient manner possible

  • Interface with the electronics supply chain, internally with marketing, sales, engineering, purchasing, operations, and finance to develop on-time proposals with the greatest value to both customer and Qual-Pro

  • Initiate RFQʼs and evaluate supplier bids and contracts

  • Coordinate outside processing with sub-contractors

  • Coordinate supplier involvement in product development efforts

  • Coordinating all cross-functional quote and proposal activities, including the critical data review and approval process – “cradle to grave.”

  • Validate quote worksheets through various methods including verbal and written correspondence, engineering verification and light research

  • Assist in qualifying new suppliers

  • Manage and develop relationships with suppliers to reduce costs and improve

  • quality including on-time deliveries

  • Work with Project Managers/Production Control in expediting materials

  • Work with Quality and Engineering to resolve quality challenges

  • Working closely with sales people to customize proposals. Presenting proposals to customers in a consistent Qual-Pro format.

  • Work with finance to resolve potential invoice/PO variances

  • Assisting in follow up with outstanding sales proposals in an effort to win

  • purchase orders from customers.

  • Overseeing maintenance of proposal databases and ensuring accuracy of quote log. Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.

  • Consults websites and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.

  • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates with suppliers.

  • Required education, experience and attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Must have previous experience in a contract manufacturing or OEM environment.

  • Minimum of 5-10 years experience in an electronics manufacturing environment as a buyer/quoter. Alternatively, minimum 5 years experience in the electronics distribution industry.

  • Bachelorʼs degree or equivalent

  • Experienced in and thorough knowledge of MRP, Bill of Materials, Inventory and Production Control, including automated purchase order systems

  • Detailed knowledge of commercial electronics and components, including military specifications, medical requirements, avionics, aerospace, NADCAP, ITAR, and contract requirements

  • Experienced in procuring PCBs, fabricated items (sheet metal, injection molded and machined), electronic commodities (passive and active components), cable assemblies and process/MRO materials to support production

  • Ability to read blueprints, manufacturerʼs data sheets, fabrication and assembly drawings

  • Familiarity with schematics and Gerber files

  • Ability to negotiate favorable terms and continuously improve pricing for materials and services (PPV)

  • Proven track record of positive and long-standing relationships with vendors and suppliers– More specifically (Avnet, Arrow, Future, TI, PCB suppliers, sheet metal suppliers, cable suppliers)

  • Ability to source new and alternative suppliers

  • Proficient in Excel and Word (Microsoft Access a plus)

  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision

  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with project managers, co-workers, as well as all departments in the company

  • Must be detail oriented within a fast-paced environment

  • APICS certification is desirable

  • Must understand NADCAP, AS9100, ISO13485, FDA, COMSEC, ITAR buying requirements – CAGE Codes, EOL and obsolescence buying

Our Corporate Mission and Philosophy: “We build partnerships right, the first time.”

Qual-Pro Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed, and encourage others to, abide by the rules of Equal Employment Opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability. For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and salary history to Qual-Pro Corporation uses E-Verify in our application package.