StandardAero Material Specialist in North Kansas City, Missouri

Position Description

Position Description

SACS – Kansas City has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Buyer/Material Specialist. The successful candidate will be a high energy team player with demonstrated problem-solving, communication, planning, analytical and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage workloads, multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines.

General Accountability

Purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services within established limits for quality, quantity and price guidelines from manufacturers, distributors and surplus dealers. Obtains quotes and negotiates delivery arrangements. Responsible for the maintenance and integrity of related data and systems.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Plans the purchase of all assigned inventory based on forecasts, assignment of min/max levels, etc.

  • Obtains quotations from vendors to ensure favorable quality, price and delivery terms; researches new products and vendors; provides data to technical staff and assists them in purchasing decisions. Creates Purchase Orders and expedites orders as needed to ensure timely delivery of purchases by verifying initial demands and analyzing backorder reports.

  • Interfaces with vendors, staff, Accounts Payable and management to resolve discrepancies, answer questions and provide guidance and training on inventory systems.

  • Controls data integrity of inventory systems by creating and updating item master files, analyzing engineering control changes, monitoring past due purchase orders and work-in-progress and researching inventory discrepancies,

  • Coordinates and monitors the return of damaged goods, arranging for replacements or credits, and documents all transactions.

  • Carries out new, used and sub-contract supplier/vendor development for the business unit by sourcing new vendors, negotiating price and delivery terms, administering vendor qualification surveys, and educating suppliers on the material policies and procedures of the business unit.

  • Participates in the recommendation of business unit material policy discussions. Exhibits an understanding of complex material/financial situations and recommends & implement enhancements to current process.

  • Reviews, complies and recommends updates to company instructions and material policies and procedures.

  • Cross train with other Planner/Buyers and providing backup duties while other buyers are on PTO.

  • Monitors and reports on measures of performance including inventory levels, overall shortages, opportunity costs, inventory turns, average costs by supplier, fill rates, supplier due date compliance and supplier rejects.

  • Support production with direct material purchasing requirements to ensure timely and accurate services as needed.

  • Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.

  • Responsible for US Government small business contracting and proper flow down requirements.

  • Carries out other projects as assigned.

Position Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of inventory control, purchasing and production management computer systems.

  • Bachelor degree in business administration; or equivalent preferred

  • Certification program are preferred (PMAC, APICS, CPM or CMA).

  • Prior experience (3-5 years) in materials control, purchasing, material planning or parts distribution preferred.

  • Experience in an inventory or manufacturing environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of applications

  • Government contracting experience a plus

  • Oracle experience a plus

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to lift 25/50 pounds on an infrequent basis

  • The ability to stand for more than 6 hours in a day

  • The ability to respond quickly to sounds

  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations

  • The ability to wear personal protective gear correctly

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job ID #: 6282

Location: Missouri - North Kansas City

Functional Area: Supply Chain

Department: KAN Kansas City-C&H;

Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years