UGSI Solutions: Strategic Buyer - Milpitas, CA

Milpitas, CA, Full time


UGSI PSI Water Technologies: Strategic Buyer – Milpitas, CA


PSI Water Technologies, Inc. (PSI), a subsidiary of UGSI Solutions, Inc., is a leader in water disinfection technologies for municipal clients. UGSI Solutions, Inc., through its various operating subsidiaries, is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing companies in the water infrastructure market, with a portfolio of proprietary and patented technologies targeting water and wastewater treatment, including on-site hypochlorite generation equipment, polymer activation systems, chemical feed systems, and potable water mixing and treatment systems.


Strategic Buyer

The Strategic Buyer will be based out of the PSI’s office in Milpitas, California. This position will report to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for the day-to-day purchasing/planning and administrative tasks. The tasks will involve supporting functions for the Manufacturing, Engineering and Finance departments.



Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for exploring new materials, suppliers, and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, continuity, and delivery.
  • Order placement for vendors as assigned by management.
  • Confirm and expedite delivery of purchase orders as necessary.
  • Provide order lead time guidance to Customer Service and Planning as required.
  • Provide product non-conformance resolution.
  • Develop strategic sourcing plans and summarize risk assessments.
  • Complete necessary ERP transactions as required for Purchasing job functions.
  • Assist Finance with resolving invoicing discrepancies.
  • Work with Engineering on product design and validation.
  • Ability to negotiate pricing for supplies.
  • Coordination of engineering and supplies, including cost reduction activities.
  • Provide continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Supplier performance management as related to quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Support resolution of commercial issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a strategic procurement role.
  • Experience working within make-to-order manufacturing environments.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Great verbal and written communication.
  • Data entry experience.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to multi-task.


Preferred Qualifications

  • APICS certification.
  • Global sourcing experience.
  • Experience with ERP systems like Great Plains.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to look at computer monitors for much of the workday.


Work Environment

  • Approximately 90% Office Setting; and
  • Approximately 10% Light Industrial – May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, chemicals and industrial facilities.
  • Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


This is an exempt position. Compensation is dependent on skill level. Benefits package and incentives are provided.


UGSI Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers supporting workforce diversity - M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their gender identity or expression, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition.


The UGSI Solutions, Inc. California Employee Privacy Notice is available at


Wonderbench is partnering with UGSI Solutions to recruit for this position. We will evaluate applicants relative to the requirements. Additionally, we will use an assessment and video interview to assess job fit and qualifications. UGSI Solutions will contact only those applicants who best meet the criteria for an interview. Wonderbench will retain your application materials and may contact you regarding future opportunities.


UGSI Solutions, Inc. (“UGSI”), through its operating subsidiaries, is an industry leader in water-related technologies and infrastructure; with a particular emphasis in the chemical feed and disinfection areas of water and wastewater treatment. To learn more, visit


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