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My client is a world leader in airplanes/helicopters design and construction and is looking for a Buyer.
Role: Buyer
Pay: to be defined on the basis of experience
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.
  • 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 favourable 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.
  • Provides high levels of customer service to both internal users and Italian headquarters through communications, concerning supplier delivery schedules, quality and service levels.
  • 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 fulfils other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Identifies and recommends new suppliers.
  • Identifies and defines supplier problems, makes recommendations to supervisor and implements agreed upon solutions.
  • Identifies and defines internal process problems, makes recommendations to supervisor, and implements agreed upon solutions.
  • Utilizes supplier scorecards to manage and evaluate supplier performance. Periodically presents results to supervisor and jointly develops improvement plans.


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

ISM certifications such as CPSM or C.P.M. or APICS certification such as CPIM or CSCP Preferred.


  • US Citizen or with work permit
  • 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

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