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Sr. Marine Buyer

Santa Fe Springs, CA, US, 90670

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Timken's Philadelphia Gear brand has a current opening for a Sr. Marine Buyer position. The Sr. Marine Buyer is the primary company purchasing agent/buyer for marine main reduction gear projects and other gearbox projects.  This position is responsible for procurement, sourcing, and other supply chain initiatives. The Sr. Marine Buyer will buy and expedite delivery of material requirements identified primarily for military marine requirements, complying with all applicable laws and regulations, while minimizing transactions, costs, and inventory.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Respond to MRP messages, maintaining delivery requirements as identified by the business system and program managers.
  • Buy materials within cost estimate and delivered on time. Raise RFQ’s, PO’s and maintain purchase history.
  • Make supplier visits, identify new sources, maximize supplier performance, expand supply choices local to Santa Fe while expanding their diversity.
  • Record and report performance towards Philadelphia Gear's supplier diversity goals using on-line government tracking and taking part in outreach efforts.
  • Record and report material cost performance to target by program on an as needed basis to support accurate pricing of future sales opportunities.
  • Review variations and return defective materials to suppliers. Generate debit memos as required and maintain vendor rating system while work with the Quality Assurance department to generate waivers as appropriate.
  • Create and enter Purchase Orders both for MRO requisitions and Marine orders.
  • Have knowledge of FAR and DFAR terms and responsibilities.
  • Work as a member of the company’s supply chain team on various projects.
  • Up to 25% travel to visit vendors/suppliers expediting for all Santa Fe Springs purchase orders.


Technical/ Functional Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task, set goals and priorities, and meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and organization. 
  • Writing and communication skills required for internal reporting to company management and external reporting to customers/suppliers.
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office software).
  • Excellent ERP skills with EPICOR experience preferred.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to interact with all levels of customers and internal support teams.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field required
  • Minimum 5 years’ purchasing experience, 10 years’ preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred


Pay Range: $85K – $102K

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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