Orbital ATK Principal Buyer IV (Must be able to obtain a Secret Level Security Clearance) in Clearfield, Utah

Principal Buyer IV (Must be able to obtain a Secret Level Security Clearance)

Locations:Clearfield, UT

Categories: Materials and Distribution

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Job ID:TS20180504-44902

MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE

As a buyer for our Aerospace Structures Division, you will coordinate the material and service requirements necessary to support our growing business.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Be a buyer in purchasing tooling and factory requirements in a commodity purchasing environment

  • Manage purchase orders ranging from $500 to $2 million or more in high volume. The delivery for these requirements may be on an expedited basis

  • Manage multiple tasks at once, in a high pressure environment

  • Develop and manage RFQ/RFP process, negotiate agreements and manage/administer the contract for a medium to complex sourcing

  • Draft and negotiate strategic agreements

  • Managing performance metrics

  • Interface with Suppliers to:

  • Write contract language for sourcing initiatives, including the creation of procurement terms and conditions and special provisions

  • Establish, maintain, and monitor supplier agreements

  • Evaluate, Integrate and Terminate suppliers

  • Negotiate to ensure terms and conditions address provisions and risks of financial terms, acceptance criteria, delivery requirements, warranty, Intellectual property, termination provisions, indemnification, and all other potential risk areas

  • Ensure that terms and conditions have been properly flowed down from customer contracts to supplier contracts

  • Establish and maintain formal agreements (Purchase Orders and subcontracts) with suppliers

  • Incorporate customer or internal changes into the subcontract or PO

  • Drive continuous improvement

  • Track quality issues and work with supplier on the issues

  • Manage day-to-day involvement with Kanban systems

  • Use tracking and monitoring systems i.e., Epic, Impresa, and Excel.

  • Provide daily status for on time delivery, product delivery forecasts, risks and mitigation plans, and supplier performance.

    • Active Secret Clearance is preferred
  • Experience in management of vendor base and procurement of complete systems and/or hardware for wire harness assemblies, hydraulic systems and electrical systems.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience; or Masters degree and 7 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience.

  • Strong understanding of MRP logic

  • Major subcontract negotiations

  • Extensive RFQ/RFP and procurement execution experience

  • Experience using scheduling tools including: MS Project, Pull Systems, FIFO and Min/ Max/ Reorder Point, Visual scheduling tools

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent follow-up

  • Experience with Microsoft skills required; Excel, Power Point and MS Project

  • Presentation skills, with the ability to comfortably present risks and achievements to a management team

  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and establish positive supplier and internal customer relationships

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, high visibility, sometimes high stress environment

  • Must be able to work overtime and on call for emergencies

  • Working knowledge of supply chain and inventory systems

  • Very strong negotiation and communication skills

  • Ability to adapt to change

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous aerospace procurement experience

  • Exposure to APICS

  • Education in Supply Chain Management or Logistics

  • Experience in composite materials and composite manufacturing

  • Experience leading project teams

  • Impresa and/or Epic software experience

  • Certifications: Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) and/or Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM)

Competencies for Success:

  • Positive individual who is willing to expand current skill set, thought schooling and training.

  • Ability to work with others at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong communication skills.

Requisition may be filled at a lower level, Buyer III

Bachelor’s degree and 9 years’ experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience; or Master’s degree and 7 year experience as a buyer purchasing in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent experience.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:8-10 Years

Education:Bachelors

Expertise:Operations

Group:Flight