Applied Concepts
  • 05-Feb-2019 to 15-May-2019 (PST)
  • Richardson, TX, USA
  • Full Time


(Richardson, Texas)

NOTE: To qualify for this position, you are required to take a 45 minute assessment test to verify that your temperament and personality matches this position.

To be considered for this job, you must either live in or be willing to relocate to the Dallas metropolitan area. The job is located at the corporate offices of Applied Concepts, Inc. at 855 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson, TX 75081.

Job Summary:

Applied Concepts, Inc., is a Richardson, Texas based electronics company, with 190 employees, specializing in Radar products, Lidar speed measurement products and Video products. We were founded in 1977 and design, build, and sell all of our own products worldwide.

Applied Concepts, Inc., the industry leader in police traffic radar, is seeking an experienced Senior Buyer.

This role will be responsible for managing supplier and purchases of critical materials to support both internal and external customers with the goal of exceeding customer expectations.  To be successful in this position, you must be able to work in fast-paced and dynamic purchasing environment.  Work history must include a recent position where buying components and parts was a daily responsibility. 


Job Activities:

  • Reviews, executes, and enters purchase orders for the items assigned to MRP requirements. 
  • Obtains and analyzes competitive quotes and negotiates favorable pricing and terms for products tooling and services.
  • Manages new and established supplier relationships and activities at a daily, tactical level.
  • Expedites delivery of goods on routine shortages and communicates outcomes to production. Recognizes critical shortages and communicates them immediately to management.  Works to find and present solutions.
  • Requests Return Materials Authorizations (RMA) on rejected materials and processes paperwork in a timely manner. Identifies consistent quality problems and requests corrective actions, copying Production, Quality Control and necessary management.
  • Communicates late deliveries and backorders to suppliers utilizing the Delinquency Report. Identifies consistently poor performers and works to remove all barriers to success, whether they are with ACI or the Supplier. Works with Engineering and Purchasing Management to identify alternate sources of supply as a last resort.
  • Develops and implements strategies to control total landed cost over the short and long term while avoiding factory stock-outs.
  • Champions efforts to effectively reduce and eliminate excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Researches invoice discrepancies and works with suppliers to resolve disagreements.
  • Updates all Purchase Order changes in a timely manner.
  • Communicates on a timely basis with all internal customers and management.
  • Implements internal changes required by released ECNs (Engineering Change Notices).  Communicates revision changes to suppliers and manages any transitions or EOL activities.
  • Follows up consistently on supplier commitments regarding late, return, and critical deliveries, corrective actions, sample requests and receiving and invoice discrepancies.
  • Other duties as required

Education or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (in a related field is preferred but not required) with 7-10 years direct purchasing experience of electronic components and custom materials
  • Supply Chain certification from APICS or ISM preferred

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of MRP systems and planning techniques.
  • Technical Skills: Should have basic knowledge of lean in a manufacturing environment.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft office software and advanced Excel skills.
  • The ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Strong math abilities: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Solid organization and communication skills.  
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