Buyer II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-329950
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/09/2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description

Looking for relevant, innovative opportunities in aerospace? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) – We’re at the forefront of delivering a family of innovative, high performance tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. Our high-performance aerial target drones are used to provide the United States and its allies with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats.

Looking for work life balance? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) -   2 hours from wine country, the mountains or the ocean, KUAS is located in Sacramento, CA.  Depending on whether your ideal retreat involves snow or sand, all you have to do is hop in the car and head in the right direction. 

We’re looking for you!
We are looking for talented team members with the skills and passion to become the best of the future in what they do. People who want to make a difference, we’re looking for YOU!

Join the KUAS team today as a a Buyer II.  You'll support the sourcing, value analysis, bidding, negotiation, selection, approval, purchase, receipt, and quality of all materials for assigned commodities for Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems.  

More about your role:


  • Supports the development and maintenance of effective supplier relationships to achieve company goals to include achieving schedule, reducing material lead times, improving quality, reliable delivery performance and favorable pricing.

  • Obtains competitive bids as appropriate.

  • Researches sources of supply and requests supplier viability data (i.e. Survey Information, ISO Certifications).

  • Updates and maintains supplier records.

  • Reviews, reports and updates ERP (CinCom) data related to supplier records.

  • Supports Supplier Performance Reviews by printing reports, organizing data reviews with buyers, obtaining approvals, and issuing report and cover letter to suppliers.

  • Supports senior level buyers with transactions for return to vendor, Government owned property and other buyer responsibilities.

  • Attends meetings both internal and with suppliers, as needed.

  • Follows established QMS procedures.

  • Takes initiative in recognizing and proposing process improvement opportunities.

  • Manages procurement for small project-unique materials and some commodity procurement.

  • Utilizes system reports and other inputs applying limited experience and judgment to meet production requirements and minimize inventory holding costs.

  • Responsible for effective supplier management, tracking of supplier issues and performance, sourcing, proposals and supplier consolidation efforts.

  • Mentors and trains level I Buyers.

Other Job Functions

  •  Other duties may be assigned



This position does not have supervisory responsibility


Experience and Skills


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

Ability to adhere to workplace rules.

  • A relatively high level of analytic ability is required.  Incumbents must collect and analyze data from diverse sources in order to solve problems that require a professional level of knowledge in purchasing.
  • In-depth fact finding and analysis required as information is not easily available; requires some judgment in resolving problems within framework of standard practice.
  • Duties are broadly defined.  Work is not completely standardized.  Assignments are usually received in the form of results expected, due dates and general procedures to follow, permitting freedom to select methods and approaches from established policies/procedures and precedence.
  • Overall work is reviewed primarily for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Contact within the organization requires negotiation with other teams to gain acceptance of ideas in adversarial or potential conflict situations.
  • May participate in giving guidance and work direction to lower level buyers.



  • B.S. Degree in related field preferred, minimum of 3 years directly related experience, preferably in an aerospace or composites manufacturing environment.  Exposure or limited experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment preferred. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Some experience managing/measuring supplier performance.



Office environment.

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.

Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).

Ability to lift  up to 10 pounds.

Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.