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Buyer

Company:
L3
Location:
Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Posted:
November 17, 2017
Description:

Major purpose: This position is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, buying and managing a wide range of purchase requisitions in support of production, engineering, business development and other internal organizations in a compliant manner aligned with internal policies and procedures.

Major functions: • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements for electronic, mechanical, optical and/or electro-mechanical components.

• Able to evaluate bid responses, negotiate price, terms and conditions, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with division policies, procedures and government regulations.

• Monitor MRP action and exception messages daily, place orders, and align supply and demand daily.

• Track material status to production need date. Follow through on action items to align schedule and provide clear and open communication with planners and materials managers.

• Analyze atypical material requirements versus inventory and order status, determine criticality, coordinate with suppliers to develop plans, and make recommendations to management

• Work with suppliers on rejected material and claims resulting from purchase order changes or terminations.

• Act as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.

• Monitor supplier performance and take corrective action as necessary.

• Maintain accurate and consistent master data

• Support bids and proposals and NPI processes by target pricing initiatives

• Verifies and approves payment of invoices for orders received as required with accounts payable driving resolution of issues.

• Deliver cost savings, payment channel compliance and supplier optimization

• Assess change needs, impacts, and stakeholder management activities and support change management integration activities

• Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

• Develop and maintain supplier profiles.

• Investigate and Develop negotiation plans

• Develop alternate sources while reducing overall vendor base.

• Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.

• Studies market trends and interviews suppliers. Make recommendations to management of suppliers to be placed on the approved vendor list

• Conduct Supply risk mitigation analysis and develop contingency plans

• Always perform Procurement activities with the highest ethical standards consistent with company policies and requirements.

• Ensures small business program is utilized and guidelines followed

• Ensure complete flow-down of customer contractual requirements

Technical/Functional skills:

Education/Experience/Licenses etc.: Qualifications:

• BA or BS in Materials Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field, preferred.

• CPM or APICS certification preferred

• A minimum 5-7 years relevant procurement experience,

• Strong working knowledge of procurement, planning and scheduling fundamentals.

• Must have good working knowledge of MRPII system. ERP experience in Materials/Procurement modules

• Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

• Experience purchasing electronic, mechanical, optical and electro-mechanical components.

• Experience with developing RFQ/RFP, negotiations, contracts, preparing financial analysis, material acquisition, expediting and coordination of shipping arrangements.

• Experience with managing multiple commodity areas and tasks effectively in a fast paced work environment.

• Knowledge of ITAR restrictions, and FAR/DFAR requirements a plus