Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer will be responsible for the tactical activities that drive our purchasing selection and performance management process.
· Purchase materials, parts, supplies, and equipment, following established purchasing practices and procedures to optimize price, delivery, and terms. · Solicits bids and quotations; reviews and negotiates purchase contracts for major commitments. · Analyzes and evaluates bids to determine optimum value; selects supplies; issues purchase orders; follows up; expedites as necessary; and evaluates vendors. · Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate and negotiate contracts. · Interfaces regularly with internal stakeholders (supply chain, operations, account managers, customer service) and external stakeholders (customers, suppliers, regulatory authorities) across multiple locations. · Identifies process creation and/or improvement opportunities and strives for continuous improvement in the role and function.
· Bachelor's Degree from four-year accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience. · Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a manufacturing environment.
· Experience in a highly regulated industry, especially aerospace. · Strong business acumen and knowledge of labor market conditions. · Well organized with solid judgment; able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities · Desire to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead projects to make improvements to processes, procedures, etc. · Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders. · Knowledge of Bill of Materials (BOM) Structure · Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and JD Edwards MRP system