Job Listing Description

Strategic Buyer

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Strategic Buyer, in Grand Prairie, TX.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assess the market (competitors, prices & technologies) for parts and equipment: 25%

  • Conduct price and value analysis
  • Lead and/or participate in multi-functional teams for value creation (savings, sourcing, policies, etc.)
  • Support commodity sourcing policy definition
  • Decides on accepting new suppliers, including building up and supporting suppliers and developing and adapting procedures for assessing suppliers. 
  • Local sourcing

Prepare and negotiate supplier contracts: 35%

  • Negotiates terms and conditions of delivery (quantities, prices, deadlines, logistics) with domestic and foreign suppliers on the basic of defined objectives.
  • Concludes individual contracts and master contracts, also under foreign law, within a defined financial budget. 
  • Prepare Request for Information/Request for Proposal

Monitor and evaluate supplier performance: 15%

  • Manage, monitor and update supplier contracts and amendments
  • Consolidate and report results, issues, concerns to management on a regular basis
  • Communicate with stakeholders in the case of a major failure of the supplier
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal customer to ensure understanding of their needs by involving them on the development of a strategic vision for suppliers.

Data Management : 10%

  • Work with Data Management team to ensure procurement data is accurate in the ERP (SAP) system
  • Accountable for all Procurement Data in the ERP (Prices, Lead Time, MoQ, Supplier Payment Term,...)

Monitor the supply chain process:  15%

  • Leads MFT (Multi-Functional Teams) in dealing with Import/Export requirements (ITAR) ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Ensure that materials are processed in a timely manner through the supply chain system.
  • Handle international business transfers (e.g. Europe US)

 Additional Responsibilities:

  • Integration of Airbus Helicopters Canada and Airbus Helicopter Mexico (One Roof)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Required Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.


  • Required: Minimum of four (4) years directly related experience within a Procurement/Program/Strategy/Contract/ Sales/Supplier management environment;  working knowledge of SAP (MM module preferred)
  • Preferred : Aerospace experience


  • Preferred-APICS certification and Lean Six Sigma a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required: Knowledge of RFI/RFP process; compliance requirements; knowledge of generic supply chain operational procedures and procured products/services risk management
  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to establish contracts and conduct business case calculations
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Aircraft part

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in written form, and speak and hear clearly during telephone conversations with internal and external customers.
  • French/German language skills a plus

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Job Number: 1810089857
Job Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 12/04/2018
Attention: Sheila Hernandez
Address: 3201 CHERRY RIDGE DR STE A103
City, State: SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230-4824
Phone: 210/524-1496
800 Phone: 866/570-1503

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