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Sr. Princ Buyer
MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE
As a buyer for our Aerospace Structures Division, you will coordinate the material and service requirements necessary to support our growing business.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Be a buyer in purchasing tooling and factory requirements in a commodity purchasing environment
- Manage purchase orders ranging from $500 to $2 million or more in high volume. The delivery for these requirements may be on an expedited basis
- Manage multiple tasks at once, in a high pressure environment
- Develop and manage RFQ/RFP process, negotiate agreements and manage/administer the contract for a medium to complex sourcing
- Draft and negotiate strategic agreements
- Managing performance metrics
- Interface with Suppliers to:
- Write contract language for sourcing initiatives, including the creation of procurement terms and conditions and special provisions
- Establish, maintain, and monitor supplier agreements
- Evaluate, Integrate and Terminate suppliers
- Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, Intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, and all other potential risk areas
- Ensure that terms and conditions have been properly flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts
- Establish and maintain formal agreements (Purchase Orders and subcontracts) with suppliers
- Incorporate customer or internal changes into the subcontract or PO
- Drive continuous improvement
- Track quality issues and work with supplier on the issues
- Manage day-to-day involvement with Kanban systems
- Use tracking and monitoring systems i.e., Epic, Impresa, and Excel.
- Provide daily status for on time delivery, product delivery forecasts, risks and mitigation plans, and supplier performance.
- Active Secret Clearance is preferred
- Experience in management of vendor base and procurement of complete systems and/or hardware for wire harness assemblies, hydraulic systems and electrical systems.
- Bachelor’s degree and 9 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience; or Masters degree and 7 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience.
- Strong understanding of MRP logic
- Major subcontract negotiations
- Extensive RFQ/RFP and procurement execution experience
- Experience using scheduling tools including: MS Project, Pull Systems, FIFO and Min/ Max/ Reorder Point, Visual scheduling tools
- Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent follow-up
- Experience with Microsoft skills required; Excel, Power Point and MS Project
- Presentation skills, with the ability to comfortably present risks and achievements to a management team
- Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and establish positive supplier and internal customer relationships
- Must be able to work in a fast paced, high visibility, sometimes high stress environment
- Must be able to work overtime and on call for emergencies
- Working knowledge of supply chain and inventory systems
- Very strong negotiation and communication skills
- Ability to adapt to change
- Previous aerospace procurement experience
- Exposure to APICS
- Education in Supply Chain Management or Logistics
- Experience in composite materials and composite manufacturing
- Experience leading project teams
- Impresa and/or Epic software experience
- Certifications: Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) and/or Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)
Competencies for Success:
- Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, thought schooling and training.
- Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization.
- Strong communication skills.
Requisition may be filled at a lower level
Bachelor’s degree and 9 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience; or Master’s degree and 7 year experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience.
Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years