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Senior Buyer

Aston Carter


Posting ID: JP-002507255

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- Recommends selection of supply sources in accordance with Company and government guidelines based on an evaluation of supplier facilities, operation capabilities, pricing policies, performance track record and financial stability.

- Works with requisitioning organization to establish price and delivery parameters and negotiates contracts including price, delivery, terms and conditions with vendors.

- Prepares bid list of qualified vendors, review bids when returned, and selects vendor for negotiation of final pricing, terms and conditions; consults management for final award.

- Follow-up on purchase orders to ensure compliance with delivery schedules and requestor requirements and to coordinate resolution of delays or problems that arise.

- Enters new purchase orders into computer data base and prepares reports and maintains supplier records.

- Negotiates contracts and handles procurements involving significant dollar amounts; more frequent persuasive/advisory contacts with vendors, including consolidation of vendors, coordinate tool transfers, qualify potential suppliers, and negotiate cost reductions.

- They have established vendors – not so many RFPs & not going through cost saving initiatives so to start out there won't be many negotiations but this will become a larger apart of the role as they become more established

- Purchasing of raw materials & services - IE castings forgings etc.

- Establishes forecast through interaction with Sales and Planning; builds a relationship with interdepartmental individuals to develop thorough Purchasing strategies.

- Sourcing new vendors outside to also include international vendors which meet aerospace requirements.

- Mentors, leads, trains, and provides guidance to lower-level buyers

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

- BA Degree preferred not required

- 5-8 years of experience in purchasing in a manufacturing setting

- Knowledge of Aerospace supporting aftermarket activities is preferred; any other regulated industry crosses over well (Auto, Med Device)

- Knowledge and experience in aerospace purchasing metals, forgings, castings, machining is ideal

- Extensive knowledge of ERP systems; the one they use is older so any ERP will do (SAP, JDE, Oracle etc)

- Microsoft Office experience - need to be intermediate to advance on excel (Pivot Tables / Vlookup)

- APICS Certification a plus

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Rigoberto Jimenez

Phone: +17143471271


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