Senior Buyer (Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing)

1515 W. 17th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 • Administrative • Project Management • Supply Chain & Logistics • Full-Time

Senior Buyer

Location: 1515 W 17th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Full time, onsite position

Senior Buyer Responsibilities:

· Drive supplier material delivery in line with key customer requirements.

· Plans, schedules, and administrates purchase orders to ensure material is delivered on time.

· Capable of sending out RFQ’s and evaluating supplier quotes.

· Track multiple procurements by supplier and manage supplier improvement.

· Development and sourcing of New Product…achieve cost, quality, and delivery targets on new product introductions.

· Develop supplier relationships (new and existing) and drive supplier performance.

· Demonstrates an active commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Cost, Delivery and Lead Time.

· Proactively provide updates to management and engineering team on all critical supply issues.

· Initiate long term agreement negotiations with strategic suppliers.

· Visit supplier’s facilities and accurately assess technical capability, equipment, and capacity.

· Follow-up with suppliers. Acts as intermediary between vendors and internal customers to resolve fabrication, cost and schedule issues, to satisfy customers.

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, engineering, business, or similar technical discipline.

· 5 plus years of Procurement experience.

· Ability to lift moderate to heavy objects, up to 35 lbs.

Preferred Skills:

· Experience with and understanding of engineering drawings and customer approval lists.

· Good technical knowledge of procurement and sourcing of both parts and special processing

· Experience in or supporting an Aerospace manufacturing environment. Machining, sheet metal, castings, mechanical assemblies.

· Must be highly motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment

· Ability to deal tactfully and confidently with internal/external customers at all levels

· Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills

· Intermediate MS Excel (Office) knowledge (pivot tables, vlookups, basic formulas)

· Ability to multi-task projects and assess priorities in a complex and demanding environment.

· Experience in using database systems (ERP/MRP/MPS)

· Need to be well organized and exhibit follow through abilities

Team oriented company with top paying wages and benefits in the valley in regards to the Aerospace Industry. To qualify for consideration, all candidates must be able to work 40+ hours per week in a fast paced, high-demand, quality environment. All candidates must also have sufficient verbal and written communication skills as well as good problem solving skills.

CMI Group is equal opportunity employer providing competitive wages and benefits. Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance available. 401(k) with company match and company funded Profit Sharing plan.

This is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to age, race, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, gender or any other protected classification. VEVRAA federal subcontractor. This company provides provide equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disabilities in compliance with federal and state laws including:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1967 as Amended
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2009 (ADAAA)
  • The Wagner-Peyser Act as Amended.
  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq

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