Direct/Indirect Buyer


An Amazing Career Opportunity for a Buyer for Direct & Indirect Products!! 

Location: Long Beach, CA

Job ID: 17858


Do you enjoy developing relationships with suppliers and making sure purchases run smoothly? Do you have great customer service skills and even better negotiating prowess? Do you have previous supply chain experience and want to take your career to the next level at an established, global organization? If so, we want to hear from you! 


Who are we? 

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 


Joining Mercury Security, part of HID: 

Located in Long Beach, California, Mercury Security is a global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware. “Merc” has an installed base of 4 million control panels worldwide and has been providing enhanced access control technology to its valued partners since 1992. HID acquired Mercury in 2017, and integrated Oracle in 2021. The operations team aims to improve its supply chain operations in 2023 with a dedicated buyer for direct and indirect products.


As our Buyer, you’ll support HID’s success by: 

  • Analyze the requirements of raw material needs including preliminary specifications, preferred suppliers, and dates materials are needed.
  • Place POs with determined suppliers and follow up end to end deliveries to our Warehouse.
  • Daily/weekly calls with key supplier to understand clear to build and possible challenges.
  • Responsible for reporting all challenges with replenishment, work with suppliers on action plans and report progress to management.


What we will love about your background: 

  • Experience negotiating the lowest possible cost for indirect materials observing optimum quality and scheduling needs.
  • Experience supporting cost reduction activities including cost analysis, and resourcing.
  • Experience planning and purchasing more complex materials such as sub-assemblies, fabricated and machined parts.


Your Experience and Education include:             

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years procurement experience, preferably in an electronics manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle and Agile platforms


Who you are as a Team Member:

  • You are very process driven/focused.
  • You strive to be a champion of change; you are capable of proposing & implementing new ideas regarding simplification and improvement to business processes.
  • You are a strong communicator and possess strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple priorities at once.
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced environment and be proficient at conflict resolution.
  • You welcome opportunities to incorporate diversity into your work, including valuing different backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. You also embrace creating and nurturing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.


Why apply? 

  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise. We welcome an opportunity to meet you and learn about your unique talents, skills, and experiences. You don’t need to check all the boxes. If you have most of the skills and experience, we want you to apply.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive change. We are open to ideas, including flexible work arrangements, job sharing or part-time job seekers.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly. We want all our employees to be themselves, to feel appreciated and accepted.


The wage range for this role considers a broad scope of factors that are considered when making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At HID, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The base salary for CA is $77,000 to $80,000.


This opportunity may be open to flexible working arrangements.


HID is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. 

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Long Beach, CA, US, 90815

Supply Chain

Nearest Major Market: Long Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles