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Senior Buyer

Woodland, WA

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Description: Organizes, plans and directs all purchasing/material activities including general purchasing, subcontract management, resources, financial controls and material management. Develops and controls policies, procedures, programs, systems and assure timely and economical procurement of all material, parts, assemblies, equipment and services as well as the timely planning, control and distribution of all materials, property and customer assets required to manufacture. Supports programs, projects, products, services and off-site operations in compliance with government regulations and contractual commitments.The candidate will work within cross-functional teams to resolve complex sourcing problems while implementing strategies that align to both operational requirements and internal objectives. Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery Analyzes business processes and implements best in class supply chain procurement strategies by developing processes and creating standard work for repeat ability Supports strategic supply chain projects in support of enterprise goals Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and customer service and to reduce costs Creates and presents metrics and supports with reports to suppliers, peers, and managers Acts as a project manager on procurement projects in support of business goals Interfaces cross functionally with Engineering, Finance, Operations and Sales in support of design changes, new product introduction, make or buy decisions and participates in the development of a commodity strategy road map, problem resolution and process improvement Develops solutions based on a quantitative data-centric approach Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions along with the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions Shows an aptitude for multitasking and ability to adjust to changing priorities in a dynamic environment while maintaining excellent organization and having solid judgment Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute commodity in a cost effective manner Basic Qualifications: 4-7 years of experience with some elements in one or more of the following disciplines: strategic sourcing / supply chain / procurement / project management / business intelligence / data analysisIntermediate to Expert Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint SkillsPrevious manufacturing experience a plus, aerospace preferredMust be a US Person as defined by US Department of State.Ability to pass a drug and background screening process. Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we're engineering a better tomorrow. Job Category: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS6500 RMS Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Purchasing/Procurement Clearance Level: None Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: Flex 9/80 A: (Autotime System) Shift: First

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