Buyer, Sr.

Requisition ID:  120357
Business Unit:  Energy & Equipment Rockmart (3110)

Rockmart, GA, United States, 30153

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


Job Designation

The purpose of this position is to effectively manage large, complex supplier procurement activities and cross-functional relationships ensuring best practice purchasing techniques are applied at all times aligned with Meggitt policies and processes. 

Job Core Responsibilities

Manage large, complex supplier relationships to ensure quality, cost, delivery, and responsiveness targets are achieved eradicating and/or escalating problems efficiently both internally and externally to minimize impact on our business.  Develop and agree contracts as required and manage and enforce complex contractual obligations. Drive annual cost down and minimize supplier cost increases. Accountable for commodity Purchase Price Index (PPI) performance for designated commodities/products.  Conduct large spend category requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations, and sourcing activities as directed in order to obtain a full range of products and services from suppliers that meet planned performance targets and Meggitt guidelines. Raise orders and/or other demand signals accurately and on time to ensure all goods and services are supplied in accordance with customer and company requirements whilst at the same time optimizing levels of inventory.  Manage day to day activities in support of the procurement of materials and services including obsolesce, engineering changes, part revisions, invoice issues, pricing discrepancies, expediting/de-expediting, cancellations, and the management of defective materials. Lead cross-function and senior level meetings internally and externally as required to ensure successful resolution of issues. Ensure compliance with government laws and regulations and company policies and processes. Manage system and supply chain performance parameters such as supplier contact information, lead times, minimum order quantities, delivery frequency, and schedules. Review performance data related to purchasing effectiveness and efficiency and take a leadership role in driving corrective actions where necessary.  Proactively work with major suppliers and commodities to discover and exploit opportunities for continuous improvement, performance improvement, savings, and other efficiencies by working across supplier and internal organizations. Lead product development, VA/VE, supplier capacity analysis and other supplier engagement processes in support of departmental goals including supplier account reviews and appropriate account review action management.

Carry out other duties as may be required within the job holder’s capability consistent with the terms and conditions of employment.

Job Specifications

Education : Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Certifications : Bachelor's Degree
Years Experience :  2+ years of experience 
Skills :  Preferred qualifications – Experience with procurements in Aerospace, US government (prime or subcontractor) or both

Preferred qualifications – Experience with holding a role as an SBLO (Small Business Liaison Officer or being knowledgeable in the process creating and reporting small business subcontracting activity.

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures 
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web. 
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Ability to research and analyze data effectively 
  • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
  • Good/Strong/Excellence verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Track record of building and maintaining supplier relationships
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognize their full potential.

Parker Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, or 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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 at or

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.