Sr. Buyer / Planner


Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 31 days ago

  by    Jitendra Kushwah

Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. SAP experience is preferred.


Job Responsibilities:

  •        Acting as a liaison between Sourcing and all other interfacing organizations to plan, coordinate and implement strategies for all Supply Chain activities related to fulfilling manufacturing and aftermarket requirements.
  •        Due to interface with global suppliers (time zone differences), the desirable candidate will need to be flexible on the hours worked.
  •        This individual plans, schedules, and administrates purchase orders to ensure quality hardware is delivered on time.
  •        Maintains proper inventory levels per order policy. Interacts with personnel throughout the site with frequent outside contacts to discuss/negotiate difficult technical problems.
  •        Incumbent works under general direction with specified suppliers and hardware. Plans and schedules purchase orders in accordance with the production requirements as shown in the SAP ERP system.
  •        Manages inventory to a specified inventory plan as required to support the production schedule
  •        Researches and provides constant feedback to department and management relative to material shortages and supplier's capacity and capabilities.
  •        Demonstrates an active commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Lead Time.
  •        Have effective interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of employees and management. High degree of confidence, objectivity, tact, diplomacy and ethical conduct is essential.
  •        Demonstrated ability in negotiations, planning and hardware administration procedures
  •        Ability to organize work, document and/or report concisely and accurately and be thorough in carrying out the responsibilities of the job.
  •        Manage supplier forecast and PO acknowledgement process through Client web portal.


Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business or technical field recommended with minimum 2-4 years of purchasing


Additional Qualifications:

  •        Must be proficient in MRP (SAP experience a plus).
  •        Six Sigma Certification a plus.
  •        Aerospace Experience is plus
  •        Experience in an automated EDI environment is preferred.
  •        Knowledge of production control and material manufacturing methods is highly desired.
  •        Prior experience in manufacturing.
  •        Ability to multi-task projects and assesses priorities in a complex and demanding environment.
  •        Ability to handle multiple customers/priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions
  •        Demonstrated experience and leadership in order management and logistics.
  •        Proficient in MS Office Applications
  •        Prior experience in eAuction Marketplace is plus
$80K base, TBD bonus