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Technical Purchaser and Inventory Manager

Operations | San Leandro, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Technical Purchaser and Inventory Manager

About the Company

Airspace Systems, Inc. uses artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced robotics to create fully automated, always-on solutions that deliver the three mandatory requirements of airspace security: long-range detection, instant identification, and safe capture and removal of unauthorized or malicious drones. Airspace solutions protect people, property, and IP for businesses, law enforcement, and the military. All Airspace solutions are mobile, modular, and simple to operate. Founded in San Francisco in 2015, Airspace is funded by early investors in Nest, Palantir, and Skype.

At Airspace, we’re creating cutting-edge tech so autonomous flying machines can live and work among us. We leverage AI, machine vision and deep learning to realize the full potential of drones by using neural networks to power autonomy. Our fusing of advanced radar, radio frequency detectors, cameras and airborne sensors into advanced flight systems enable our currently-deployed end-to-end drone security solutions.

Do you want to join a company that codes in the morning and flies in the afternoon? Come work alongside veterans from the tech titans, such as Google, Apple and Autodesk, in our turnkey facility that houses everything from coding to manufacturing and is minutes away from our large, outdoor drone flight testing facility. 


Position Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, rigorous and meticulous Technical Purchaser and Inventory Manager. You will be working directly with a fast paced, diverse team of engineers who are passionate about their work. Daily tasks will primarily center around purchasing custom components and systems, receiving components, checking for quality and managing an inventory system. 



  • Ensuring that products and services are delivered on time.
  • Inventory control.
  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones.
  • Financial planning and tracking.
  • Setting quality control standards and tracking implementation.
  • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completeness.
  • Collaborate with department managers and project managers to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchases orders.
  • Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy.
  • Issue quote requests to potential vendors and suppliers.
  • Review quotes and secure the most competitive ones.
  • Secure product samples, photos, and descriptions for departments.
  • Place orders to procure requisitioned items or services.
  • Process purchasing transactions according to local, state, and federal policies and procedures.
  • Solve problems with orders in an efficient and timely manner.


  • Experience with technical purchasing (handling drawings, buying based on a bill of materials, creating purchase orders, following up with vendors). 
  • Experience with shipping and receiving.
  • Experience with inventory systems.
  • US Citizen


Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a technical purchaser, supply chain manager and/or inventory manager.


Nice to have...

  • Experience using an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
  • Experience with checking machined parts for quality conformance based on drawings (dimensional accuracy, surface finish, etc.).
  • 4 year college degree.


Working Environment  

You will be working in our San Leandro office daily.  You willhave access to a fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches and participate as a team member in Company events and outings. 

The Company will assign you a computer workstation and tools as needed and necessary to complete the job, which are Company owned.


Compensation: $TBD per hourwhich will be paid semi-monthly in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll procedures.