Cummins Inc. Purchasing Administrator in Irvine, California

Purchasing Administrator


Extraordinary Technology Requires Extraordinary People!

Our Distribution business delivers reliable, durable, high performing products for our global partners. You are key to our customers’ success. Working with industry leading technology and diagnostic tools, you’ll deliver solutions that build your knowledge base and fuel your career.

Expectations for this California -based Purchasing Administrator :

Cummins Sales and Service Power Generation business is looking for an experienced purchasing administrator to support the business unit’s profitability and customer satisfaction targets. This position is responsible to perform coordination and administrative activities which includes order, track, receive, and manage inventory to support all business unit projects, sales, and operational tasks.

Key responsibilities to include:

  • Participates in weekly Power Gen production meetings with up to date data on all materials in process for projects.

  • Issues Warranty Credit memo to Cummins Power Systems (CPS).

  • Orders Management – from CPS, MDC, and Distributors (included compliant orders from internal PowerGen group), tracking POs and ship date.

  • Provides Engineering Change Orders and Requests support – ECR and ECO approval.

  • Backup support to Project Coordinator position.

  • Manage part numbers in Visibility (Enterprise Resource Planning System).

  • Purchase, track, and receive products into inventory. Work with the operations team to manage inventory flow and maintain accurate inventory records.

  • Review monthly reports to ensure accurate inventory records and data management. Select and purchase merchandise with quality, cost and time requirements. Issues POs to vendor/suppliers, monitor shipments to ensure product delivery, resolve delivery and assist in quality issues.

  • Identify, develop and maintain qualified vendor sourcing options; negotiate, administer vendor contracts and monitor contract performance.

  • Maintain records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, material non-conformance reports, and inventories.

  • Work with vendors, Account Executives, Project Managers, and customers to facilitate purchasing/supply process.

  • Manage cycle counts, ensure accuracy of inventory and control (packing slip, etc.), allocation of inventory to project for each build, maintain BOMs (Bill of Materials). Maintain inventory database (PPac). Manage stock inventory (batteries, chargers, etc) and excess inventory disposition.

  • Perform cost management, negotiation, EAU (Estimated Annual Units) disclosure, manage shipments from supplier, tracking return of non-conforming materials.

  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.

  • Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.

  • Allocate stock material to projects in Business Management System & label (pick sticker) for parts to be pulled.

  • Create / close material work orders on a timely basis, including monthly internal orders.

  • Establish new vendor set up (request vendor maintenance form / W-9 from vendors).

  • Process vendor/supplier invoices for payment – ensure no variance from PO and vendor/supplier invoices. Invoice customers.

If you want to develop your career with the industry leader who gives you the innovative technology you love to work with and empowers you to deliver a service you can be proud of – then Cummins is where you need to be.


Skills :

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to positively react to change in environment, processes and people.

  • Possess well-developed interpersonal skills; able to interact positively with diverse personalities.

  • Able to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and follow through to task completion with interruptions.

  • Possess strong organizational skills with attention to detail and follow through.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Performs work within safety guidelines, values safe working procedures, maintains work area in a safe fashion, watches out for other team members.

Experience, Education, Licenses, and Certifications :

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • 2 years of Purchasing experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify.

Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please

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Primary Location United States-California-Irvine-US, CA, Irvine, Cummins Pacific

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Jul 25, 2018, 10:50:52 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800046S