Senior Buyer

Open Position

Location: Greer, SC USA
Reports To: Procurement Manager
  • Responsible for P.O. placement for direct material components required for new production and aftermarket.
  • Maintain current delivery dates on all purchase orders.
  • Expedite suppliers on critical components.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain critical supplier relationships.
  • Component scheduling to support new engine and aftermarket customer requirements.
  • Identify, analyze, and negotiate cost reduction opportunities with existing supply base.
  • Responsible for supplier quotation cost analysis (cost, lead time, tooling, NRE) and making supplier recommendations.
  • Experience purchasing hardware with sub-supplier scope and lead times up to 18 months.
  • Ability to interface effectively with manufacturing, engineering, finance, quality and program management functions.
  • Strong customer satisfaction mindset with ability to enhance internal/external customer relationships.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 to 10 years of applicable professional experience in procurement.
  • 5 to 7 years of procurement experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Thoroughly familiar with business processes related to purchase order processing.
  • Hands-on experience with ERP systems, Great Plains or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with standard terms and conditions in supplier relationships.
  • Strong customer satisfaction mindset with ability to enhance internal/external customer relationships.
  • Detail oriented, diligent, and well organized.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Experience with bills of material, source control, technical drawings, and manufacturing of industrial products and services.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (fabrication, castings, forgings, machining, special processes, etc).
  • Familiarity with long lead-time components and raw material sourcing.
  • Familiarity with aero-derivative gas turbine components.
  • High level of competency in MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/9002 and AS9100 Quality System requirements.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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