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Purchasing Assistant 4

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Vishay Intertechnology, a global industry leader in the manufacturing of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components for applications in industrial, communications, transportation, consumer, medical, and defense products is currently seeking a Purchasing Assistant 4 in our Ontario, California location.


In this positon, directly under the leadership of the divisional purchasing manager along with a close and strong partnership with plant manager (functional link), you will be responsible for procuring all direct and indirect materials while maintaining and decreasing our current cost.  You will demonstrate successful negotiating skills to help purchase and replenish multiple product lines with challenging deadlines. Must have the drive and initiative to continuously look for ways to reduce costs. Strong analytical and comparative abilities are required to maintain inventory levels during the year’s seasonal patterns. Must exhibit strong problem-solving skills with the ability to engage in two-way communications within and outside of the organization. This position provides significant value to the entire purchasing, operations and accounting teams. This position is to support long-term growth of the company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Issues and prepares standard RFQ’s for raw materials, finished goods, supplies and miscellaneous items for daily operations
  • Sources with multiple approved vendors for best cost and lead time to ensure uninterrupted production
  • Maintain files, logs records purchase orders, and other related documentation
  • Enters purchase orders (including annual buys with scheduled deliveries)
  • Maintains purchase information in SAP and DataFlow (includes current cost, quotes, buy card and purchasing notes)
  • Enters outside processing PO’s (including creating shipper)
  • Processes expedite and delay change orders from Planning
  • Processes vendor RMA’s, MDR’s and SRDW’s (creates debit memos and shippers)
  • Works with vendors to resolve discrepancies
  • Ensure all items and services are properly documented and communicated
  • Process purchasing reports for various departments



  • 2+ years related experience in a manufacturing (preferred)
  • Custom plastic molding, metal stamping, metal machining experience (preferred)
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of possible factors. 
  • Make decisions within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions


Skills / Certifications

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to details
  • Ability to work efficiently with frequent interruptions
  • Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs and meet multiple deadlines
  • Excellent MS office skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • SAP/ERP experience (preferred)


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally.

Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.

Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles