B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
  • 08-Feb-2018 to 09-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • Operations
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Job Title:                      Buyer

Department:                Operations

Reports to:                  Operations Manager



We provide advanced photonics solutions and other specialty technology for US and international Special Operations Forces and Combat Arms elements that are forward in the fight.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified developer, manufacturer, and systems integrator of optoelectronic and related products used in defense and law enforcement applications. The company's core competencies include turnkey laser targeting and illumination systems, night-vision devices, long range surveillance, and other integrated laser systems. We are proud of our reputation as a technology leader in delivering solutions that are proven to meet the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments and combat conditions. Since our origin in 1974, we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality of products, services and support to our customers. B.E. Meyers is a privately-owned and operated small business located in Redmond, WA.


The Buyer is responsible for activities involved with procuring products and services to support the manufacturing and product development processes. Expertise in purchasing concepts, terms and conditions and an understanding of operations and processes required to meet cost, quality, and delivery goals. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of achievements and quantifiable accomplishments which are goal and metrics driven.


  • Manage a wide variety of commodities including machined parts, electronics, and optics to support the build schedule and mitigate risk.
  • Prepare and maintain purchase orders and bid requests, analyze quotes, compare prices and negotiate contracts.
  • Develop suppliers to improve delivery, quality and reduce costs. Negotiate contract terms and develop alternate source supply base.
  • Analyze market and delivery conditions to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risk.
  • Able to communication effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Use ERP system to determine material requirements, maintain open order report, and manage exception reports.
  • Maintain ERP system to retain accurate purchasing data including lead times, pricing, supplier, etc.
  • Maintain supplier accountability and quality, facilitate communications, logistics and financial measurement; and coordinate and communicate status of all outsourced items to management and internal customers on a regular basis during product qualification and up to production.
  • Originate and assist in the Supplier Evaluation and Assessment process, using expertise in other departments to make final evaluation.
  • Participate in the New Product Development process to establish efficient purchasing methods, including Supplier choice.
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • Maintains Vendor and Purchase Order records and adheres to all Purchasing Procedures, ISO or AS9100 Quality System requirements, ITAR regulations, and DFARS requirements.
  • Work with accounting to resolve invoicing discrepancies
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings/blueprints and related specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must love guns!




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associates degree or program certificate; or 5-7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  2 years of increased responsibility to a leadership and management of suppliers. Prefer APICS certification or training. Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to negotiate and write contracts. 


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and interest, analyze quotations and quantify requirements using MRP calculations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • MRP skills in a Manufacturing environment required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the incumbent to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl occasionally and regularly requires walking, sitting, talking, and use of hands.  The employee may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.  The employee will be required to use a computer and talk on the phone.

Specific vision abilities required by this job are close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office environment. (Examples: business office with computers and/or computer printers, light traffic).

This position may require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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