Buyer II at Elbit Systems of America

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Ladson, South Carolina

Job Description:

Company Description

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: or follow us on Twitter.

Job Description


The Buyer II  (ROEM/FMF) will be responsible for all materials planning and purchasing activities for assigned products and/or Manufacturing work cells to support the requirements established by the Master Schedule. Will be required to purchase a wide variety of nonstandard, specialized and custom equipment and materials requiring knowledge of electronic and/or mechanical product specifications and sources of supply.  Will be expected to negotiate and award purchase orders with less direct supervision.


  • Reviews financial budgets for assigned programs and is responsible for all data input and approvals.
  • Analyzes open commitments reports and works effectively with supplier to maximize cash flow opportunities.
  • Works on complex developmental and transition to production programs and other projects with no supervision.
  • Visits suppliers as part of a team environment and provides valuable assessments.  Utilizing demonstrated understanding of supplier capabilities, makes sound supplier selections.
  • Creates planning BOM and ensures accuracy for customer repairs.
  • Has strong knowledge of MRP and understands its relationship with most facets of the business.
  • Releases all orders, manages all exceptions, and uses multi-level pegging to resolve requirement issues from the ERP workbench.
  • Releases orders to the shop and suppliers with more discreet scheduling than suggested to optimize inventory levels. Can negotiate and set up Kanbans without assistance.
  • Prioritizes multiple items through inspection and internal suppliers. Coordinates resources to expedite competing priorities.
  • Identifies the need for an inventory replenishment program and works with a manufacturing team and supplier(s) to establish the right type of replenishment strategy.
  • Assists in the establishment of project goals, milestones, and procedures; defines roles and responsibilities; acquires project resources; monitors project progress; manages multiple projects.
  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Cooperates with coworkers and helps team leader meet goals. Shares information and ideas with the team. Treats others with respect and supports their ideas, listens to others ideas, asks questions, encourages others to exchange or support their ideas. Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities.
  • Understands the need to develop a relationship and develops a strategy to build a strong relationship, especially with key suppliers.
  • Able to develop complicated RFPs and quoting strategies.  Determines sourcing selection based on negotiation results.
  • Trains and mentors junior level buyer/planners in negotiation strategies as well as handling potential conflicts.
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships, especially with key suppliers.
  • Understands multi-level BOMs and effects of changes.
  • Attends CCB if supporting a program. Dispositions ECOs without assistance.
  • Creates complex reports in support of programs and present to leadership team as required.
  • Understands the impacts of applicable regulations on supported program(s), including RoHs, Reach, FAA, FDA, FAR/DFAR, and ITAR.
  • Understands the need for tooling as well as life expectancy and cost to program. Works with suppliers to maximize the investment.
  • Has a clear understanding of the NRE required, its impact to the program and able to negotiate NRE with supplier.
  • Assist in the performance of price analyses and basic cost analyses.
  • Establishes pricing and communicates to customer. Solicits next order from customer. Interacts with customer for contractual oversight requirements.
  • Contacts Supplier-Requests RMA. Checks for export license, if required. Analyzes for potential trends, and works with supplier to develop corrective actions.
  • Participates in MRB meetings. Works with team and supplier to identify root cause and develop corrective actions.


  • Negotiate and award purchase orders committing company funds in support of Program Schedule and Budgetary requirements
  • Identify and establish new sources of supply
  • Other delegated duties as assigned by supervisor 

Business Relationships: 

  • Interacts with internal customers
  • Participates in meetings as required
  • Visits suppliers as requested
  • Operations 
  • Program 
  • Finance 
  • Suppliers


Must possess a strong understanding of Order Entry, Purchasing, and other manufacturing modules.  Will have a strong knowledge of some commodities that they are responsible for procuring.  Must be able to generate advanced spreadsheets including all formulas and formatting, and ideally capable of running a pivot table.  Requires intermediate/advanced skill level in Word and PowerPoint.  Occasional travel, both domestic and international.  May be required to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance. 

Education Requires Bachelor's and 5 yrs experience or with MBA 1+ years experience in Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Purchasing, Production Control, Inventory Control, Just In Time Production, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Preferred: ISM or APICS Certification

Experience Required: 

Functional (Using Skill Set): 5-8 years experience 

Management: None

Industry: 5-8 years experience


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable): 

  • Understands how to interpret MRP signals and plan requirements accordingly.
  • Able to review data and understand how the information affects program success. 
  • Can manipulate and analyze data using Excel and present findings and recommendations to management. 
  • Understands how to develop recovery plans.
  • Can evaluate capacity and capability of suppliers. 
  • Can be flexible in an ever-changing environment. 
  • Learns, understands and can incorporate the essence of the foreign military financing guidelines into the purchasing activities. 
  • Has taken the basic Code of Business Ethics training and has a basic understanding of its impact on the Buyer Planner position. 
  • Able to provide information both written and verbal that can be used for project status as required or requested. 
  • Interacts with internal customers and verifies price and delivery. 

Prefer an understanding of: 

  • Military specifications 
  • FAR/DFAR requirement familiarity. 
  • Level of lean understanding equivalent to a green belt.
  • Experience in Aerospace, Military or similar industry.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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