Moorpark, CA

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

EBAD seeks an accomplished Buyer for the position of Senior Buyer reporting to the Sr. Supply Chain & Logistics Manager in our Moorpark, CA location.


  • Responsible for supplier sourcing, procurement and delivery of raw materials, machined components, contract manufacturing & services in support of EBA&D Moorpark, CA Engineering Development and Operations teams. 

  • Coordinates procurement on early product development programs in a team environment with Product Development Engineers, Production, Quality and other personnel for maximum operational effectiveness. 

  • Works with Proposal Engineers and Development Engineering as procurement representative on new product business proposals. 

  • Functions include:  leading the assessment of supply base capability vs need, supplier sourcing, risk assessment, supplier selection & development, negotiation with suppliers, 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.  

  • Creates CPSR compliant procurement justification packages and procurement cost analysis in accordance with best practice and the requirements of FAR/DFAR. 

  • Provide input in the supplier development process by evaluating suppliers’ performance and working with suppliers to facilitate improvements in cost, quality and delivery.

  • Experienced in low to medium volume, developmental level procurement in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment.  Manages multiple projects at the same time. 


  • The successful candidate must have a BA/BS or MA/MS in supply chain, business, acquisition management, engineering, finance or law. 

  • A minimum of 6+ years of purchasing experience in new product development for the aerospace/defense industry is required. 

  • Experience in FAR/DFAR requirements preferred

  • Experience in both low volume, development scale procurement (R&D), up to low / medium volume production procurement is required. 

  • Understanding of, Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing practices and in depth understanding ERP/MRP planning systems. 

  • Strong skills in MS Windows – Excel, Word and Power-point.  Familiar with and able to work in MS Project. 

  • The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. 

  • CPSM and/ or CPCM certification a plus. Must be willing to travel.  

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.