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Esterline Technologies Corporation

Everett, WA

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Esterline is seeking a Buyer that likes to support a fast pace manufacturing company.

The Buyer is responsible for facilitating the timely order of flow of materials, components, and supplies to support production. They issue purchase orders to approved suppliers, ensure just-in-time delivery of components, expedite deliveries to resolve shortages, optimize inventory levels, maintain compliance to approved supplier list and agreement terms and conditions. Buyers support and implement Supply Chain initiatives and best practices.

Some of the Primary Responsibilities

Purchase materials, components, equipment, and services from a variety of sources, including maintaining associated MRP system requirements

Obtain schedule and delivery confirmations from suppliers and responsible for updating the system accordingly

Validate and communicate schedules and forecasts to suppliers to achieve just-in-time (JIT) deliveries

Manage and update workbench and ERP data

Manage part shortages and expedites

Communicate and collaborate with Demand Analysts to ensure MRP accuracy

Schedule and procure NPI requirements in compliance with NPI and SCM procedures with approved supplier lists

Utilize MRP systems and reporting functions to monitor and be accountable for driver metrics, assist with resolving issues, and proposed action plans

Manage and communicate supplier performance levels and inventory levels

Recommend alternative ordering methods (i.e. Blanket Purchase Order, Kanban, VMI and Outside Processing) that incorporates lean concepts to improve overall effectiveness of the Purchasing department

Support and assist with the maintaining of the Fixed Time Kanban (FTK) and Plan for Every Part (PFEP) programs

Basic Qualifications needed for this position:

Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Operations Management or Engineering

5 or more years of relevant experience

ERP experience required, MRP experience a plus

Must be proficient with MS Suite; familiarity with MRP systems

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Vet

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Company Profile
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets. Approximately 80% of total revenues are generated from aerospace/defense markets. The remaining 20% is from the application of these technologies in adjacent markets. Esterline management views the company’s businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

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