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Senior Buyer

General Summary: 
The Senior Buyer is responsible for purchasing, cost negotiation, and subcontract administration of assigned materials and/or services from approved and qualified suppliers to support required delivery dates at budgeted or lower cost.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with internal customers to understand business requirements and ensure compliance with company’s procurement policies.
  • Analyzes and evaluate quotations to recommend and implement cost negation strategies while assuring compliance within bid requirements.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions for accuracy.
  • Develops, issues and tracks RFQ and provides value and risk analysis to support negotiation.
  • Communicates to suppliers purchase requirements, purchase order changes, delivery, cost, and quality requirements and order prioritization.
  • Reviews and interprets existing subcontracts with suppliers to ensure compliance and resolve related commercial issues
  • Executes purchase orders and edit purchase orders.
  • Prepares supporting documents and materials during the procurement process.
  • Maintains accurate purchasing files in compliance with company record keeping policies and potential audit trails.
  • Interfaces with quality and supplier to resolve recurrent issues with product quality and reliability
  • Monitors and expedite deliveries on assigned commodity items.
  • Assists other procurement staff with identified projects and programs as needed
  • Travel Requirements 10 – 20%

Education, Work Experience, Certification and/or Licensure:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Manufacturing Engineer or Finance preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Supply Chain preferred.
  • Experience in a directly related procurement, purchasing or supply chain experience within aviation/aerospace manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in the technical aspects of aircraft and non-aircraft related design and manufacturing processes

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge and a thorough understanding of procurement process.   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous experience and/or proficiency in using ERP systems; SAP preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and balance multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively through all levels throughout an organization internally and external to the company (i.e. - suppliers).
  • Ability to work independently and within a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, and present conclusions.
  • Some travel may be required.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Incumbents may be routinely exposed to equipment operational noise heat-cold-dust, and/or aircraft equipment, parts, or fuel odors.
  • Incumbents may be required to stand, sit, squat, walk, bend, climb ladders, move, reach, or stretch for prolonged time periods with no restrictions, as required by job duties.
  • Work in a safe and professional manner while adhering to all regulatory requirements (FAA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, State, and Federal regulations, etc.).

Job Number: 1810082066
Job Location: Greensboro, NC
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/26/2018
Last Updated: 06/22/2018
Attention: Dale Hightower
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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