Obtains the best quality, service, and value for
and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and
supplier management. Identifies manufacturing needs,
identifies and selects suppliers, negotiates contracts,
arranges delivery. Purchases a high volume and variety
parts, equipment, services, and materials.
1. Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating
potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment,
machinery, services, and materials availability.
potential bidder list and initiates formal requests for
quotation or proposal.
2. Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as
production capability, performance, delivery, and other
business criteria. May complete supplier certification
independently or as part of a technical and/or quality
3. Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by
request for quotations and submitting purchase orders
approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and
that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and
conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains
accurate lead times for assigned commodities.
4. Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items.
Selects suppliers for a variety of moderately complex or
technical materials, supplies or services and negotiates
price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate
sources of supply by identifying and researching
5. Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises
appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to
fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production
delivery. Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by
mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates
inspections, substitutions, and standardization by
arranging and participating in conferences between
suppliers and company personnel.
6. Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections,
losses, return of materials, over-shipments,
and engineering changes with suppliers.
7. Prepares moderately complex reports by collecting,
analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by
answering questions and requests.
8. Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods
internal processes and systems to increase efficiency
customer service and to reduce costs.
9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by
attending educational workshops, reviewing trade
publications, establishing networks, and/or
in professional associations.
10. Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry
regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and
management on needed actions. Complies with
Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM)
11. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents
company on specific projects. Mentors new employees.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related
as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional
or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree (BA) in Business Administration or
field, or an equivalent combination of education and
experience which has provided both theoretical and
practical knowledge in the field. Demonstrated ability
perform the essential functions of the job typically
acquired through two or more years of increasingly
responsible related purchasing experience. Certificate
Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods,
and concepts. Knowledge of industry practices, general
business operations, and policies. Knowledge of legal
regulatory requirements related to procurement. General
knowledge of and ability to apply continuous improvement
techniques to purchasing and related areas. Proficient
standard business application software and specialized
purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic
interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP)
systems). Ability to work on a variety of problems of
moderate scope and complexity where analysis of the
situation or data requires thorough identification of
factors and analysis of impact. Ability to work within
general work objectives regarding projects and team
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and
recommend changes to procedures. Ability to effectively
communicate and present information to suppliers, team
members, team leaders, and top management. Ability to
respond to significant inquiries or complaints from
customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the
community. Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on
products, materials, and services. Ability to
demonstrate team member competencies and participate in
goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development
TYPICAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
required to sit. The employee frequently is required to
use hands to operate a computer and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision. Also expected of the employee is regular
attendance, the ability to work cooperatively and
professionally with others and members of the public,
the ability to manage multiple tasks at once. Overnight,
long distance travel may be required, based on the
individual needs of the position.
(The essential functions have been provided as examples
types of work performed by employees assigned to this
classification. The Company reserves the right to modify
the work assignments and/or to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform
essential functions of the job. The physical and mental
demands described above are representative of those
required to successfully perform the essential functions
Req. Code : 14910
Division/Department : AAG - SPD Ft. Worth
% of Travel Required : 0-10%
Other Skills : Equal opportunity/Affirmative action
employer. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident
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