Buyer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Corporate Functions

Full Time

Negotiable

Contact

alessa[email protected]

Posted Date

12/05/2022

Job Ref.

BBBH12902

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My client is a world leader in airplanes/helicopters design and construction, looking for a buyer in Philadelphia.

Role: Buyer
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
Contract: Permanent
Main Responsibilities

  • Reviews all purchase requisitions for completeness and initiates action on requirements
  • Returns requisitions to users that require additional information or budget approval
  • Identifies requisitions that can be placed directly on LTAs or other existing contract agreements
  • Reviews all purchase requisitions for completeness and initiates action on requirements
  • Returns requisitions to users that require additional information or budget approval
  • Identifies requisitions that can be placed directly on LTAs or other existing contract agreements
  • Monitors requisitions to identify commonly purchased items that would be candidates for volume agreements, LTAs, MOUs or Price Agreements and makes recommendations to the purchasing supervisor
  • Monitors requisitions to identify commonly purchased items that would be candidates for volume agreements, LTAs, MOUs or Price Agreements and makes recommendations to the purchasing supervisor
  • Prepares and obtains quotations from qualified suppliers
  • Reviews bids, negotiates more favorable prices and terms, and selects suppliers subject to supervisor approval
  • Minimizes purchase order discrepancies through coordination with accounting and receiving departments to resolve invoice discrepancies, shipping errors and hold code problems
  • Reduces process cycle times by providing rapid response to internal customers and headquarters needs via shorter turnaround time on purchase orders
  • Complies with all purchasing policies, procedures and processes
  • Performs other duties and fulfills other responsibilities as assigned
  • Provides high levels of customer service to both internal users and Italian headquarters through communications, concerning supplier delivery schedules, quality and service levels

Requirements

  • Three to five years of experience in purchasing, supply chain, or closely related field; Minimum of 3 years aerospace experience (May substitute education for years of experience).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop supplier relationships
  • Working knowledge of SAP or comparable ERP system
  • Basic understanding of negotiation principles
  • Compliant to company and professional ethical policies and standards
  • Self-motivated and achievement oriented
  • Able to work under pressure and meet customer deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively in proposing changes to current processes
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Ability to identify and monitor supplier risk
  • Well-organized and flexible to changes in schedules
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of aviation technology and regulations
  • ISM certifications such as CPSM or C.P.M. or APICS certification such as CPIM or CSCP Preferred

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering or related area preferred. May substitute comparable experience for education.

Other

  • US Citizen or with work permit
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Self-Development/Enhancement
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills using good judgment, patience and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Equal opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

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