GENERAL SUMMARY: Experienced Buyer who will be able to process purchasing requisitions from the managers in the field and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The Buyer will be responsible for creating purchase order tracking systems, developing BOMs for estimations, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The successful candidate for this position has experience in the ship repair industry and strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.


LOCATION: San Diego, CA.



  • Develop an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders.
  • Work with the inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products.
  • Assist the Logistics Manager with maintaining proper inventory levels of materials used on a regular basis.
  • Establish reliable lines of contact with field management team to ensure that all field purchase orders are accurate.
  • Applying procurement policies and procedures and compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) related to procurement and management of material and equipment.
  • Compile and create Bills of Material (BOMs) and Job Material Lists (JMLs) for contracted work while submitting proposals for future contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Order Requests (PORs) based on Program Manager and task requirements and ensures all quality attributes and requirements are identified.
  • Track the Purchase Order (PO) status and provide status to Program Managers.
  • Manage purchases using Purchase Card (P-Card) process observing company limitations on use and reconciles the account with PORs authorized by Program Managers.
  • Monitor material and services procured for each task to ensure on-time delivery within the quoted price and assists in expediting delivery based on Program Manager requirements.
  • Directs the allocation of materials, supplies and finished products.
  • Expedites delivery of material identified by Program Managers.
  • Ensure PORs have required documentation in compliance with the approved procurement system for defined price thresholds including definition of requirements; competition; vendor qualifications, representations and certifications; government contract requirements including vendor prequalification, order rating; cost or price negotiation, analysis and justification; designation of terms and conditions including contract type, terms of payment. Simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Competitively source all material, tooling, and equipment requirements in compliance with CPSR, FAR, DFAR, and corporate procedural requirements.
  • Participate in Make / Buy and Lease / Purchase decisions through performance of cost / benefit analysis and alternative product and process recommendations.
  • Provide input for addressing Corrective Action Reports (CAR) regarding purchasing process issues. Handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time while improving efficiency required to purchase, move or deliver goods.



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Purchasing/Logistics field in relation to Navy/Coast Guard procurement environment.



  • Successful applicants must either have an active government security clearance or the ability to receive approval upon position acceptance.


Delphinus Engineering, Inc., is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.

Interested personnel should submit an electronic copy of their resume to

Requisition No. DELPH128 (please ensure that you reference this number when submitting for this position)