With limited direction from the Materials Manager and Purchasing Leads, this position shall be responsible for the procurement of designated materials, supplies and equipment for operations to meet purchasing demands.  The Buyer 3  position will coordinate with inventory management and use materials management and inventory control principles and techniques to maintain accurate inventory levels and to meet the needs of the business.
The Buyer 3 will leverage world-class negotiation and sourcing strategies, tools and processes, and mitigate risk.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • AvtechTyee uses metrics to define standards for productivity, quality, and cost.  Incumbent is responsible for meeting all defined standards.
  • Responsible for mastery of Buyer 2 Duties & Responsibilities
  • Research, select and purchase quality products and materials
  • Evaluate supplier information and analyze quotes to determine best total value
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers accurately and in a timely manner
  • Resolve blocked invoices as a result of pricing errors
  • Deliver Procurement Services and Supply Chain goals and initiatives as identified
  • Demonstrate and promote ethical behavior in dealing with external and internal business situations
  • Assist in providing buyer coverage as needed
  • Coordinate with materials team, management and production areas as required
  • Ensure shortage risks are effectively communicated to production and management
  • Follow requirements for PPV and provide justification as necessary
  • Formulate short and long term strategies to ensure quality and continuity of part supply
  • Perform Make / Buy Analysis on higher level assemblies
  • Negotiate long term contract – pricing agreements with suppliers
  • Develop and maintain suppliers who share in AvtechTyee’s ideals of total quality, as well as continuous improvement on part and service quality, delivery performance and total cost
  • Conduct Performance Readiness Assessment with Suppliers
  • Present project status or other data to functional managers and occasionally to senior management
  • Act as focal point for root cause / corrective actions assigned to suppliers
  • Present a competent and composed demeanor, representing the company with professionalism  to all stakeholders (including but not limited to applicants, employees, contractors, vendors, and customers) to successfully advance the interests of the company
  • Model and enforce safe work practices; ensures a consistent focus on safety
  • Model and lead a positive and respectful workplace environment
  • Ongoing self-development and personal growth as an employee
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to Travel

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related business field
  • 5+  years’ of industry related experience. Related experience could include several supply chain areas: procurement, contract negotiations, logistics, materials management, inventory and/or warehousing
  • Experience in sourcing of complex manufactured parts

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Requirements
  • Must be a United States Person
  • ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), Political Asylee or Refugee

Knowledge/Skills Required:
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision; ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong focus on customer service
  • Ability to quickly master new business knowledge and technical skills
  • Understanding of personal computers and the various databases, spreadsheets, and reporting capabilities that are available to perform business functions
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Demonstrate experience in contract writing or amendment
  • Proficiency with writing process documentation and work standards
  • Background in aerospace manufacturing 
  • Experience with ERP related software
  • Productivity / Continuous Improvement projects
  • Demonstrated experience with transfer of work to a new source
  • Reading / analyzing of technical drawings
  • Purchasing of contract manufactured parts / assemblies 
  • Working with Lean Practices
  • Six Sigma background
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is preferred
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear and occasionally required to climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities usually required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Department: Supply Chain
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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