Job Listing Description

Purchasing Manager

PDS Tech Inc. is seeking a Purchasing Manager for the Supply Chain Management Dept., Regional Jet Development Project.
This position is located in Moses Lake, WA.


Perform functions to purchase commodities including materials, equipment, supplies, and services from a wide range of vendors in support of flight test activities, making decisions based on conclusion for which there is little precedence.


1.            Request quotations for materials or services from qualified vendors. Negotiate price, delivery terms, and conditions. Issue letters of intent, purchase orders and request performance bonds as required by policy. Issue letters of credit to vendors as required.

2.            Assign company control number to order for tracking and enter data to purchasing system. Prepare periodic progress reports and track pending orders. Monitor the cost, schedule, and performance factors of vendors and subcontractors. May visit vendors to monitor progress or expedite shipment, as necessary.

3.            Monitor and stock anticipated and appropriate supply of parts and peripherals to efficiently support the flight test operations.

4.            Provide urgent support for AOG (Aircraft On Ground) situations.

5.            Arrange and coordinate shipping from vendor to flight test site(s). Communicate with vendors, packing companies, freight forwarders, carriers, and company to refine and clarify shipping orders and to monitor shipments. Compile shipping documentation and forward to appropriate department.

6.            Review vendor invoices. Ensure documentation is accurate and corresponds to the purchasing and shipping documents. Approve invoices for payment and transmit to appropriate department.

7.            Research and develop new sources of supply and vendors. May visit potential vendors to develop relationships, evaluate capabilities, and negotiate prices and terms.  Work with the QA organization to qualify and approve vendors in accordance with organizational policy and procedures.

8.            May be assigned to any range of departmental administrative or research operations such as file system development and maintenance, document interpretation, division inventory purchasing audits, new vendor research and/or MHI visitor support.

9.            May assist to interview, select, recommend, and hire assistants and buyers. Train and supervise assigned staff.  Assign and check work.  Provide direction to staff and assist in the investigation and resolution of problems. 

Job Number: 1710079294
Job Location: Moses Lake, WA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 03/22/2018
Attention: Chad Dunavant
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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