After Market Buyer

$85,000 - $90,000 yearly
  • SCM Talent Group - Executive Supply Chain Recruiting Firm
  • Pooler, GA, USA
  • Feb 24, 2023
Full time Inventory Planning Procurement / Sourcing Supply Chain

Job Description

Position Purpose 

This position is responsible for the negotiation and sourcing of Aftermarket Military parts, Attachments, and Attachment-related parts from suppliers located in the Americas. Working closely within our Global Parts purchasing organization to meet the needs of the company from a quality and cost perspective.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities 

• To manage existing suppliers, by controlling costs, lead-times and supplier performance.

• To work with our Global Purchasing organization to look for new sources of supply specifically within the Americas.

• Accept purchasing responsibilities for the Aftermarket supply of attachments and attachment related parts.

• To support the Military new part introduction process, working closely with production purchasing and engineering.

• To contribute to the overall strategic goals of the N.A. Parts Operations specifically relating to Inventory, availability, quality and cost.

• To support the Military Operational team as required by resolving issues on individual parts.

• To negotiate and prepare contracts as required.

• All quotes related to G&D reporting requirements to Military

• Maintain the G&D pricing spreadsheet in conjunction with G&D contract manager.

• Requirement to work flexibly within a small busy team, including covering holidays as required.

• To assist in ensuring the Company conforms with all policies and meets the high standards demanded and its Suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 5 years strategic purchasing experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business with 3 years strategic purchasing experience

• Experience of 7+ years strategic purchasing with accreditations or certificates

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel: Advanced Level) applications and ERP Purchasing system (preferably SAP)

• Demonstrated ability to delegate and manage tasks issued to independent reports such as suppliers and cross functional team members

• Effective verbal and written communication skills with all levels of management

• Skilled in project management, reporting and presenting information, and statistical analysis

• Practiced in negotiations and conflict resolution

• Ability to read and interpret bill of materials, engineering drawings, standards and specifications

• Experience with the product development and NPI process from ‘Concept’ to ‘Production Release’ (ISIR/PPAP)

• Knowledge of industrial and quality principles, including: process layout, standard operating procedures, SPC (Cpk, Cmk, Ppk), PFMEA, Lean Six Sigma, APQP, 5S, ISO TS16949, ISO 14000, Kaizen, etc.

• Knowledge of product costing, accounting in a manufacturing environment, commodity pricing and foreign currencies

• Knowledge of international trade requirements for importing and exporting products, INCO terms

• Understanding of implications and challenges related to domestic and international sourcing

• Experience with standard practices, legal requirements and international purchasing terms and conditions

• Autonomous and entrepreneurial work ethic

• Knowledge of supply chain, materials management, and road/ocean freight

• Ability to take direction well and work with minimal supervision

• Must pass any drug screens, background checks and any pre-employments tests as applicable.

Physical Requirements:

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 regularly required to:

• Sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

• The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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