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)
Categories: Materials and Distribution
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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.
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
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