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Senior Buyer at Butler America Aerospace L.L.C.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Torrance, California

Job Description:

Senior Buyer

Location: Torrance, CA (90509)

Job ID: #62482

Contract Role

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Job Description:

L3Harris, Electron Devices Division is currently seeking a Senior Buyer for our Torrance, CA location! In this role, you will be responsible to plan and implement activities related to the procurement of simple and complex machined parts and ceramics. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. Approves and qualifies vendors, obtains quotes, examines bids and makes awards. Follows up on all awards through completion of order. Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, and maintains necessary records. May prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages. Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes

Major functions:

* Obtain quotes, negotiate, and procure materials and services for the best value.

* Prepare required paperwork for Purchase Order package, shippers, RFPs/RFQs, supplier and interdepartmental correspondence, etc.

* Verify accuracy of all documentation including but not limited to supplier proposals to purchase orders, file documentation, invoices and receipts, and sign purchase orders.

* Interface with both current and potential suppliers in order to (1) determine best price and delivery for current requirements, and (2) remain abreast of economic and business situations relating to procurement activity.

* Assist other departments by obtaining samples and data books for Engineering, Certifications of Inspection, and clarifying paperwork for Receiving, Inspection, and Accounting, etc.

* Maintain total ownership of supplier's deliveries. Actions taken could include obtaining prints, samples, delivery dates, corrective action, and resolution to discrepant materials. Will likely involve negotiating with supplier when supplier caused rework occurs.

* Process rejected materials back to supplier within a timely manner of receipt of dispositioned MDR.

* Continue to develop new vendors and participate with Engineering in the evaluation and selection of alternate source of supply in accordance with internal polices and procedures.

* Buyer is responsible for reporting accurate and up to date information both in MTO and in production team meetings as assigned. Due to working in a lean production environment, the buyer shall strive to meet a performance metric of 100% current data in both MTO and in shortage reporting in accordance with company procedures.

* Interface with Engineering/Planning on Drawing discrepancies, B.O.M., and EO's. Work with Program Managers on problems which effect meeting contract requirements.

* Make periodic visits to manufacturers and suppliers to assure procurement standards are being maintained. Buyers whose commodities have vendor partnerships are required to work in accordance with partnership agreements. This could mean a more responsive time frame, a higher level of involvement and more frequent supplier visits to inspire supplier success, which will affect PPI success.

* Buyers will do desk audits on a weekly basis to determine if their desk "queue" is meeting company standards of placing requisitions, updating purchase orders, processing RTVs, invoice resolution, and tracking to completion to avoid delivery impact, ensure suppliers are meeting current quality acceptance and on time delivery goals. When workload prevents buyer from accomplishing above noted standards, report to upper management and strategize solutions.

Technical/Functional skills:

* Bachelor's degree and at least six years of related experience.

* Experienced in Military Electronic, Electrical Material, make to print, and/or general purchasing experience as applicable to commodity assigned.

* Experienced in Government Documentation of Purchasing records.

We Value:

* Self-motivated, proactive individuals with a desire to continuously grow and improve.

* Strong communication skills and a supportive team player

* Strong organization skills and ability to

* Experience in interfacing with multiple departments.

* Experience in negotiations, price/cost analysis, and the development of new suppliers that meet Government Requirements.

* Advanced Excel and other technical skills.

* Experience with DFX, lean concepts and practices.

* Experience developing, implementing, and administering supply chain programs, tools and processes for multiple supply chain functions including commodity management, material management, procurement, and subcontracts.

* Proven success of performing analysis and identifying areas for supplier performance improvement.

* Experience leading strategic initiatives, as well as activities related to global sourcing, supplier selection, product delivery specifications, and quality.


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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