Buyer Senior

Fort Worth, TX

Posted: 03/23/19 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: 8097

Job Details

Location:   Fort Worth, Tx 

Position Title:  Buyer Senior

Shift:  7:30 AM--4:30 PM

Desired Start Date: 3/18/2019

Projected End Date: 3/16/2020


Position Description:

Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management.  Identifies manufacturing needs, identifies and selects suppliers, negotiates contracts, and arranges delivery.  Purchases a high volume and variety of parts, equipment, services, and materials.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Bachelors degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.  2. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through two or more years of increasingly responsible related purchasing experience.   3. Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired. 4. Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts. 5.  Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies. 6.  Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. 7. General knowledge of and ability to apply continuous improvement techniques to purchasing and related areas. 8.  Proficient in standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g. electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems).  9. 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.  10 .Ability to work within general work objectives regarding projects and team goals.  11. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures.12.  Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management.  13. Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  14. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  15. Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services.  16. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities

Special Requirements:

4 positions total


Strong communication and excel skills.   

Bachelors degree required.


We are looking for candidates with experience who can step in and help out with minimal training.


Position Summary:

The Buyer is responsible for commodities or assignments requiring the application of basic purchasing principles, theories, and concepts.  The Buyer ensures timely acquisitions of product or service from known sources of supply.  Additionally, the Buyer may resolve issues in the areas of requisition accuracy and completeness, on-time delivery or supplier payment functioning in a closely supervised environment


Essential Functions:

Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability.


Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria.  May complete supplier certification as part of a technical and/or quality team.


Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing the request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers.  Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers.  Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities.


Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for lower cost items or items of limited scope and complexity and negotiates price, delivery, quality, and service.  Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.


Monitors and evaluates supplier performance.  Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. 


Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates the resolution of issues by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.


Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, the return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.7.        Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests.  Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.


Participates in continuous improvement activities and provides suggestions for cost reduction and improved efficiency.


Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensure adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions.  Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.




Due to the nature of the work performed, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien for this role.

-4-year college degree Supply Chain management or relevant discipline.


-Experience and/or exposure to supply chain concepts and methodologies, and manufacturing through internships or training programs.


-Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities.


-Must have intermediate computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing.


-Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts.



Additional Comments:

The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

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