Moorpark, CA

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. 


EBA&D seeks a purchasing professional for the position of Buyer Planner, reporting to the Manager of Purchasing & Logistics 




  • Responsible for procurement of raw materials, machined components, contract manufacturing & services in support of EBA&D Moorpark, CA Operations team.

  • Experience working with Aerospace and Defense procurement products and processes.  Coordinates procurement activities with Production, Quality, Engineering and other personnel for maximum operational effectiveness. 

  • Functions include ERP / MRP system planning, supplier selection & development, negotiation with suppliers, scheduling, supplier contract management, conflict resolution and maintaining cost-effective inventory control for all materials. 

  • Ensures that all regulatory requirements with respect to purchasing, storage, and transportation of materials are adhered to.  

  • Develops procurement justification packages and procurement cost analysis in accordance with the requirements of FAR/DFAR. 

  • Leads or participates in continuous improvement activities within the organization.

  • Provide input in the Supplier Development process by evaluating suppliers’ performance and communicating with suppliers to facilitate improvements in cost, quality and delivery. 




  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years of relevant experience or a related two year post high school diploma/certificate, and a minimum of six years of relevant experience. 

  • Must possess core competence in purchasing and materials control services, MRP/ERP systems  

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing concepts desirable. 

  • Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment. 

  • Ability to work independently

  • Master’s degree, CPSM and/or CPCM certification a plus.

 Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.

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