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Strategic Buyer - (Job Number: 19002084) at Arconic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Niles, Ohio

Job Description:

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is seeking an organized, energetic Strategic Buyer. This position is primarily responsible for achieving the best total cost position for external spend, executing low risk sourcing strategies for critical raw materials and MRO items, monitoring supplier performance, supporting storeroom strategy, and ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, build relationships across departments, and be customer facing. If this describes you, we encourage you to apply. This position is based in Niles, OH and reports to the Procurement Operations Manager.

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) is a $14 billion global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. Arconic's innovative multi-material products, which include aluminum, titanium, and nickel, are used primarily in aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, defense, and industrial applications. Arconic employs more than 40,000 people in over 25 countries around the world.


Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure

Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans

401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)

Retirement contribution (3%)

Competitive annual vacation accrual

10 annual paid holidays

Profile : The primary purpose of this role is the execution of day-to-day procurement activities with a high level of efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring continuous production operations and meeting internal customer requirements, while ensuring compliance requirements are met.

Essential Functions : The Strategic Buyer, position includes both strategic and tactical management including execution, examples include but are not limited to:

  • Supports all relevant procurement operations activities across multiple AES locations

  • Executes on savings initiatives and initiates counter measures if necessary

  • Performance areas: operations support, cost savings, supplier performance, challenging of material & service specifications (demand management)

  • Reviews and issues purchase orders for raw materials and other MRO items

  • Negotiate and execute contracts with preferred terms (commercial and legal) that align with company compliance requirements

  • Manage delivery and work with suppliers to expedite shipments as needed

  • Solicit competitive quotes from suppliers, negotiate pricing, and execute associated commercial purchasing instruments

  • Create sourcing strategies that align with production requirements

  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to resolve invoice and payment issues

  • Complete Arconic Self-Assessment Tool (ASAT) testing and share procurement best practices, ensuring day-to-day activities follow associated requirements

  • Assist in providing requests to Internal and External audit teams

  • Performs ad hoc projects, supporting Procurement and/or Operations

  • Demonstrate professionalism and leadership that is consistent with company values

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

  • Mastery of Technology Skills -Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP; Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel; Office Suite software: Microsoft Office.

  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

  • Disciplined Execution - Job requires partnering with the Operations team through daily execution of the financial plan. When required, he/she will need to be able to dive into details to ensure financial success.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain, Logistics, Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, Data Science/Analytics, Marketing/Communications, Economics, Mathematics, or Engineering from an accredited Institution

  • Minimum 3 years previous work experience in procurement, category management, supply chain management, finance, or operations in a manufacturing environment.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder') Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 - 6 Years' Experience in procurement preferred

  • Experience working in a Union facility

  • Advanced Education or relevant certifications preferred