Technical Purchasing Agent

Kaman Industrial Technologies   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Automotive.


8 - 10 years

Posted 236 days ago

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Work under the general direction of the Manager of Purchasing or designee to procure materials and services that are complex and/or broad in scope.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Procure direct and indirect materials, services, prepare quotes, select suppliers, prepare and execute supply chain management strategies.  Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.  Review requisitions, confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule.  Select products for purchase.  Estimate values according to knowledge of market price.  Determine method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.  Prepare purchase orders or bid requests.  Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.   Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action. 
Prepare reports and documents necessary to support the Procurement function.  Develop and execute annual roadmap goals.  May approve invoices for payment.   
Maintain the highest levels of qualify performance and ensure that all suppliers achieve the highest levels of price, quality and delivery performance. 
Establish and maintain liaison with all suppliers as well as all internal department personnel to facilitate problem identification and resolution.  Adhere to company ethical standards and company policies and procedures in all dealing with external suppliers, competitive purchasing and purchasing from small disadvantaged business.  Maintain a current understanding of all suppliers’ capabilities, capacity, etc.  Maintain good working relationships.
Follow standard practice and procedures as defined in the company’s policies and procedures.  Follow all safety and environmental and health regulations.  Keep working areas in a clean and orderly condition.   May provide technical guidance to junior buyers and/or subcontract administrators.
Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories.  Perform other related duties as directed by supervision.  Participate in and support the company’s process.

All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information, or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations.  These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens, or to other unauthorized individuals.  Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens, or US Permanent Residents (“green card holders”), and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights, to be considered for a position. 

All solicitations and advertisements for employees must state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.






Broad knowledge of a technical field, such as procurement.  Requires thorough knowledge of procurement techniques including FAR/DFAR buying experience, Cost & Pricing data, solid negotiation and supplier management skills.  Fluent verbal and written communication skills.  Working knowledge of personal computer and associated applications software.  Undergraduate degree in Business Management, Administration or related discipline.  Over 7 years up to and including 10 years related experience.

Requisition # 7100