Buyer III - Mechanical at Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc (Meggitt Baltimore, Inc.) in Irvine, California

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

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Responsible for the procurement of direct and indirect materials to support manufacturing operations. Negotiates financial and delivery terms and places POs at the best total value (with verifiable justification) and based on FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation) requirements. Working closely with commodity lead/purchasing manager and supplier quality engineer, recommends and selects alternate sources to leverage capacity, delivery, quality, and cost.

Responsible for the procurement of any commodity assigned, including but not limited to, machined and/or fabricated items, castings/forgings, electronic components, and mechanical/electro-mechanical sub-assemblies, manages the entire procurement activities. Accountable for supplier OTD and quality. Represents MDSI in supplier meetings.

"Negotiates and executes long-term agreements (LTAs) and supply contracts to ensure the best value and uninterrupted supply of products.
"Creates and implements supplier management programs to develop, improve and monitor supplier KPIs to manage supply base.
"Evaluates bids. Selects suppliers for a variety of technical materials and negotiates price, delivery, and quality.
"Researches, identifies, and develops alternate sources - working with internal stakeholders, leads new supplier selection effort to mitigate supply chain risks.
"Approves supplier invoice exceptions for payment by the accounting department in accordance with governing procedures and instructions.

"Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Resolves quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates conferences between suppliers and MDSI.
"Develops and mentors buyers.
"Leads bid preparation effort to support Pricing department.
"Experience in a high-mix, low volume manufacturing environment desired.
"Experience with ITAR, FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation) procurement practices, price analysis/documentation compliance desired.
"MUST BE A US PERSON:US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S./BSc) from four-year College or university or equivalent; and 5 to 7 years related experience and/or training.

The Purchasing department is a fast paced environment and requires a high level of organizational skills, efficient use of time, the ability to perform under pressure, manage multiple projects and continually meet deadlines. Experience in aerospace/defense manufacturing environment desired. Should be familiar with UCC/FAR requirements. Requires knowledge of purchasing processes, policies, procedures and an understanding of manufacturing processes. Direct experience in procurement of repair services, facility maintenance and operations, machined parts, MIL-SPEC hardware, calibration and metal finishes needed. Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications. Must have purchased fabricated parts from blue prints, such as castings, extrusion, gears, sheet metal and military hardware. Must be skilled in negotiation techniques.

Computer skills:
Fluent in MS Word and Excel required. Knowledgeable in Internet and e-mail use. Data entry, system inquiries and reports.

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This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Irvine, California, United States

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