Clyde, NY 14433 US
The Buyer is responsible for commodities or assignments requiring 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.
Position directly reports to the Sourcing/Commodity Manager.
Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials.
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 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, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with
suppliers. 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; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed
actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
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.