Job Description

Essential duties:

Responsible for planning and procuring Aerospace hardware, castings and forgings with direct oversight. Supports complete supply chain activities for assigned product using sound business practices and ethics. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Process orders and order acknowledgements using MRP on a daily basis.
  • Select and/or recommend vendors (internationally as needed).
  • Monitor selected commodities and vendors for performance.
  • Coordinate secondary backup sourcing activities as needed.
  • Coordinate blanket orders and stocking programs.
  • Coordinate materials outsourcing including domestic and offshore vendors.
  •  Negotiate best value with vendors.
  • Work hand in hand in a cooperative and supportive manner with all departments within the organization.
  • Assign duties to reports and monitor work as needed.
  • Reviews and analyzes MRP purchasing requirements.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Prepares and processes requests for quotes to suppliers.
  • Reviews supplier bids, negotiates pricing to ensure that the company receives the best possible price while meeting all quality and delivery requirements.
  • Responsible for input, accuracy and integrity of MRP procurement data (i.e. lead time and other critical planning parameters).
  • Prepares and distributes purchase orders/purchase order change notices and maintains purchase order files.
  • Prepares return shippers, monitors scheduled receipts to ensure material is not delivered earlier than required.
  • Regulates supplier performance and performs timely updates to shortage reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication & negotiation skills.
  • Strong ERP, MRP and PC skills (previous Epicor experience a plus)
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle a changing environment.
  • Ability to project a positive professional image consistent with company guidelines.
  • Aerospace buying experience preferred.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Materials or Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • 5 years purchasing related experience or have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-mentioned tasks. 
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Purchasing experience preferred with manufacturing background a possible substitute.
  • Requires solid verbal and written interaction with peers, Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Quality Department and Hourly Associates.