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1051 - Buyer Sr

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Meggitt PLC

Milwaukie, OR

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Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

 The Senior Buyer will be responsible for meeting the department and company’s financial goals, including cost savings and purchase price variance. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to develop strategic supplier relationships including working closely with support groups to improve cost, quality, delivery and other key performance metrics. Responsible for creating purchase orders from requisitions, MRP and long term agreements. Create, track, manage, evaluate and award bids.

Job Core Responsibilities

Performs complex purchasing activities including pricing, volume discounts, negotiating terms and long-term contracts with suppliers, and delivery of goods\services

Negotiates best terms (price, delivery, and payment terms) with suppliers, while maintaining efficient output of purchase orders, to reach highest quality at best value

Establishes source selection criteria for evaluation of quotations including target pricing

Evaluates quotations received from prospective suppliers and makes decisions regarding award of purchase orders

Implements formal and legal contractual documentation into the purchase orders, encompassing all corporate and government requirements

Resolves discrepancies between purchase order requirements and supplier performance

Ensures compliance to government laws, regulations and procurement policies and procedures

Identifies problem areas, initiates corrective action and establishes problem resolution dates in a timely manner

Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates, pricing, change orders)

Other responsibilities as assigned

Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance

Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education : 

Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations

Years Experience : 

5 - 7 years of relevant experience

Skills :

Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in aerospace/manufacturing environment

Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyze all bid results

Self-directed, detail-oriented individual with a strong sense of ownership and accountability capable of managing multiple-tasks to completion in a fast-paced environment

Strong experience negotiating license contracts with a track record of success

Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to drive tasks to completion

Solid knowledge of Purchasing profession and aerospace industry. Strong knowledge of contract design. Understanding of marketplace relating to goods and services purchased. General understanding of business issues and financial principles

Knowledge of and working experience with ERP, inventory control, - SAP knowledge is preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and  database management tools

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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