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Buyer II- Aerospace

Company: Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Location: Burbank
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Buyer II at our Burbank, CA location.

Job Summary:

The Buyer is a subject matter expert in materials planning and is responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing components from suppliers in order to assure timely delivery of parts to support production needs. In addition, the Buyer is the communication and logistical link between Value Streams, Supervisors, Marketing, Master Scheduling, and Purchasing.

Responsibilities:


  • Perform material requirements planning through high interaction/coordination with manufacturing personnel and external suppliers to support the Value Stream

  • Entering purchase orders for Cabin Systems parts and following up on open PO's with vendors

  • Communicate priorities and schedule changes to Outside Processing Suppliers on a daily basis to support changes in production requirements

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers; Communicate common supplier problems with Leadership, Procurement Specialists and other Buyers

  • Act as a lead in the Value Stream and as a liaison between the Value Stream and the Buyer Supervisor

  • Partner with the Value Stream to drive supply chain goals through the value stream roadmap

  • Share best practices across the group and willingly take on additional work

  • Own and drive an inventory action plan to maintain proper inventory levels and achieve turns goals of key production components

  • Train and facilitate the upgrade to a pull-based replenishment system (Kanban) to improve inventory turns and eliminate part shortages

  • Monitor supplier orders to assure they are shipped on a timely basis to support the Value Stream

  • Improve supplier fill rates, quality, and lead times to fit product mix and needs

  • Use Kaizen to continuously improve lead-times, smooth material flow and improve organizational efficiency

  • Obtain quotes from suppliers for production material and Outside Processing operations

  • Negotiate blanket purchase orders and pursues cost reduction initiatives that eliminate adverse Purchase Price Index (PPI)

  • Interact with sourcing teams to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management

  • Publish daily shortage report to communicate current delivery information from suppliers

  • Resolve invoice discrepancies on a timely basis

  • Manage supplier quality through the Non-Conforming Report (NCR) Process; Minimize production impact by ensuring discrepant materials are addressed with Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement Quality, Supervisors and Suppliers

  • Work closely with suppliers and Procurement Quality Engineers to resolve Corrective Action Requests (CARs) generated from NCRs

  • Obtain Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA), and processes return transactions in Oracle (ERP System); Follow Debit Memo process for supplier rework of discrepant material

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Experience:


    • 3+ years of experience buying in a similar industry or demonstrated equivalent knowledge of supply chain function through work experience or school

      Knowledge:


      • In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process used in the operating unit of assignment.

      • Working knowledge of buying, and ordering procedures.

      • Working knowledge of production planning, material requirements planning and Kanban systems.

      • Working knowledge of computer systems that support production, e.g., inventory control, purchasing, production scheduling and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

        Skills/Abilities:


        • Requires well-developed skill in communicating with others.

        • Proficiency in Excel and Word and ability to work with Access databases.

        • Ability to coordinate materials and production schedules with multiple teams, solve urgent problems associated with the manufacture of products and document and communicate production outcomes and trends.

        • Ability to perform math and logic computations requiring sequencing of times, critical incidents, and numeric information.

        • Ability to negotiate changes with vendors and manufacturing teams.

          Education/Certification:


          • BA or BS degree in Supply Chain, Business, or Materials-related field.

          • CPM and/or CPIM certification is desirable.

            Eligibility Requirement:


            • Must be a US Person under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to be eligible.

              Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Visit our website at CraneAE.com for more information on our company, benefits and great opportunities.

              This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

              Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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