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Purchasing Supervisor - Chino, CA

Chino, CA, US, 91710

May 14, 2022


dormakaba is seeking a Purchasing Supervisor to join our Purchasing/Supply Chain team at our Chino, CA facility. This role will be responsible for playing a key role in ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition of products and materials used in our manufacturing and assembly processes. This position works closely with engineering, production, production planning and other key company departments to source and delivers materials such as fabricated sheet metal components, machined parts, and electrical components from a wide array of domestic and overseas vendors.



  • Oversees the Purchasing department activities at the plant level
  • Collaborates with multiple departments within the company: Production Control, Quality, Engineering and Accounting
  • Places and expedites purchase orders to support production requirements
  • Researches and establishes new suppliers
  • Prepares RFQ’s, negotiating price and terms
  • Arranges deliveries from vendors, monitoring product arrivals and inventory levels
  • Participates in new product introductions, including first article review and coordination of part arrivals for production run
  • Discusses quality issues, chargeback, returns and corrective actions with vendors
  • Provides product and project costing projections
  • Sets company expectations for vendors to meet KPIs (i.e., quality, delivery, price, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred, APICS is a plus
  • Minimum five years buying experience in a mid-sized manufacturing environment
  • Independent sourcing of fabricated sheet metal, machined and electromechanical components
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing drawings, ability to successfully interact with engineers
  • Familiarity with inventory control procedures and experience in MRP systems
  • Well-organized, motivated team player
  • Supervisory skills and experience
  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced user of Excel, Word
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Overseas buying experience desired



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


 The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.


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