4 Star Electronics has been an industry leader in supplying
obsolete, hard-to-find, long lead-time and end-of-life (EOL)
electronic components since our inception in 2001. We offer one of
the broadest line cards in the industry, with over 50 million
dollars of ready-to-ship, in-stock inventory from over 2,800
different manufacturers. If the parts our customers need are not in
our ready-to-ship inventory, we have access to over 100 million
line items from our controlled vendor network comprised of
inventory from Manufacturers, Franchise Distributors, OEM/CM Excess
Inventory, Independent Distributors, and other trusted sources
throughout the world.
We understand that our customers need more than just a supplier;
they need a strategic partner in their supply chain, so we strive
to be that and more. We consistently utilize our in-stock inventory
and global network of suppliers to reduce our customers procurement
cycles, lower transaction costs and provide hard-to-find electronic
components at competitive prices.
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Rate: Salary Commensurate with experience.
Currently we have a Purchasing Agent position in our Purchasing
Department that we are looking to fill ASAP. We are looking for
someone that is driven to succeed and willing to put in the time to
learn how to buy and sell electronic components in the global open
market. You will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored
by a team of industry veterans, in a relaxed and casual environment
located in San Clemente, CA.
The Purchasing Agent position encompasses all day-to-day aspects
of the procurement function within our company. The agents core
responsibility is to support our OEM sales staff with part
requirements, purchase orders, and vendor communication. They are
responsible for maintaining and growing vendor relationships,
through accurate and diligent product research, and constant
communication. The ideal agent should be skilled at time
management, and should be able to work efficiently without
continuous supervision. Purchasing Agents in our company are
expected to be the go-to source for product and pricing
information, as well as for industry trends and news.
Strategy and Measurements
O Places, confirms, expedites, and manages all purchase
O Sources all customer requirements within the sales team.
O Provides constant support to sales staff regarding RFQs, POs,
and general product knowledge.
O Cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with
O Delivers top tier vendor pricing through research and
O Processes RMAs and vendor PO issues by communicating with
Quality Control department.
O Active daily collaboration with accounting department for
vendor payments and terms.
Technology and Continuous Improvement
O Maintains vendor database and makesany changes or updates to
vendor accounts as necessary.
O Follows and enforces purchasing policies, standard operating
procedures, and best practices.
O Assists in streamlining purchasing processes.
Reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.
Experience, Education and Skills
O 2 to 3 years of purchasing experience in the electronics
O Extensive use of all electronic industry sourcing, research,
and manufacturer websites.
O Must be detail orientated, extremely organized, and possess
excellent communication skills.
O Basic personal computer skills including working knowledge and
experience with spreadsheets and databases.
O Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, time sensitive work
O Large knowledge base of electronic components is
O Experience with international vendors is beneficial.
O No travel required.
Skills/Qualifications: Supply Management, Tracking Budget
Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service,
Documentation Skills, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and
Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting, Control