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Senior Buyer

Company: CIRCOR International, Inc
Location: Corona
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Buyer (Contractor) ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTUREBUSINESS: A&DLOCATION: Corona, CaDIRECT REPORTING: Purchasing SupervisorFUNCTIONAL REPORTING: Director, Supply ChainAbout CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California. POSITION DETAILSPosition SummaryThe Senior Buyer provides parts, equipment, and materials by developing sources of supply and monitoring supplier performance; obtaining required parts, equipment and materials, verifying receipt of items, authorizing payment, and managing and controlling inventory.Principal Activities

  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
  • Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
  • Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
  • Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.
  • Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and as set by management.
  • Maintain accuracy of stock code information within JD Edwards, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.
  • Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met and that supplier is aware of their performance.
  • Maintain services and office equipment by conferring with suppliers; monitoring and recording service agreements to ensure terms are met.
  • Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations.CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTSKnowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Min 5 years of Experience in materials and Supply Chain
      • Ability to read/translate blueprints.
      • Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
      • Strong Negotiation skills.
      • Working knowledge of MRP and ERP systems.
      • Experience in Kanban & Consignment Inventory Management processes.
        • Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain
        • Extensive knowledge of inventory management concepts.
        • Strong systems knowledge and proficiency. JDE experience preferred.
          • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization's goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
          • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation. Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once. Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully management multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.
          • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
          • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
          • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
          • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.
          • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy; enjoys challenges; drives for results. Versatility, flexibility and a wiliness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
          • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external.
          • Ability to provide cross-functional and organizational leadership within a highly matrixed organization.
          • Demonstrated aptitude for process improvement and use of Lean and Six-Sigma resources and tools.
          • Knowledge of aerospace quality standards including AS9100, ISO and NADCAPEducation
            • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or equivalent work experience.
            • Completion of APICS classes a plus.
            • Green Belt, Black Belt or Lean certification a plus.PAY RANGE: $70K - $87K base salary. Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: CIRCOR International, Inc, Corona , Senior Buyer, Other , Corona, California

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