Buyer, Associate/Buyer
Cessna Aircraft - Wichita, KS

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JOB TITLE: Buyer, Associate/Buyer

PAY GRADE: 03/05 Grade determined education and experience

REPORTS TO: Senior Commodity Manager-Supply Chain

DEPT: 085

Performs activities associated with the planning and procurement of materials, supplies,

and equipment as required by a variety of procurement categories.

1. With the approval of supervision, prepares, and issues detailed MRP II requirements,

schedules, manufacturing release orders, and Purchase Order Requests. Initiates

and approves Purchase Orders and administers Long Term Agreements and Pricing

Agreements as required.

2. Reviews proposals and assists more experienced buyers with analysis of supplier

bids and helps to prepare for the negotiation of bids for contracts.

3. Subject to approval from supervision, negotiates new item purchases, changes in

specifications, price modifications, over shipments, credit transactions and returned

goods. Reviews exception reports from the MRP II system and makes corrections as

required. Maintains Economic Order Quantities, lead-times, lot sizes, safety stocks,

and other part data to ensure accuracy of Part Master.

4. Coordinates with suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to Purchase Order


5. Primarily internal contacts with supervisor, higher-level buyer, internal personnel, and

some supplier contact.

6. Works with supervision and higher grade Buyer on most issues.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work

being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an

exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or equivalent

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Prefers supply chain and SAP experience. Proficient in Microsoft office.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)., Non-U.S. persons selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to export-restricted information.

Job Field


Supply Chain

Primary Location



Recruiting Company


Cessna Aircraft




Job Level


Individual Contributor



First Shift




Job Posting


Feb 6, 2013, 9:17:26 AM

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