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Buyer, Sr

Requisition ID:  100213
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Rockmart (3110)

Rockmart, GA, United States, 30153

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Senior Buyer will perform material planning and purchasing functions necessary to support customer and business requirements in the most practical, economic, efficient and timely manner consistent with quality, delivery and regulatory requirements. Will support the objectives of Strategic Procurement toward meeting our goals. The Senior Buyer will represent the company with a high degree of professionalism when dealing with suppliers, internal and external customers and associates.

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Review sales orders, MRP, production schedules, bills of material and specifications to develop plans to meet requirements for materials, supplies, equipment and services.
•    Calculate detailed requirements for purchased manufactured parts and raw materials to support unit quantities needed to support production schedule within a specified time period.
•    Generate inquiries, solicit and evaluate quotations, issue awards and place purchase orders with selected suppliers, while coordinating with other departments to ensure all essential information is transmitted.
•    Perform expediting functions as required to ensure timely delivery of materials, supplies, services, etc.
•    Effectively manage supplier relations to optimize performance; work with Strategic Procurement Team to optimize cost and support development of our supply chain.
•    Monitor storeroom inventories, coordinate production requirements with Schedulers and Program Manage to ensure adequate supply of stock while minimizing over-stocking and obsolete inventory.
•    Maintain procurement records and documentation in accordance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures.
•    Drive supplier performance to established performance metrics. Participate in actions (CAR) taken for under-performing vendors.
•    Maintain a working knowledge of government procedures such as Priorities System, Government Furnished Property (GFP), classified document procedures and hazardous material control, as they relate to Site functions.
•    Notify management of any significant problems with material acquisition, pricing or delivery which can impact production schedules of product cost. Work with suppliers and transportation providers to minimize the impact and take corrective action to avoid recurrence of issues.
•    Generate and distribute material planning, purchasing and expediting reports as directed by management.
•    Work with the Procurement Manager and Compliance Specialist to ensure policy is being followed as stated in the Purchasing Manual; assist in preparations for internal and external audits of the Procurement Dept.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Years' Experience: 5 -7 years of relevant experience in aerospace/manufacturing environment
•    Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in aerospace/manufacturing environment
•    Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyze all bid results
•    Strong experience negotiating license contracts with a track record of success
•    Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to drive tasks to completion
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office and ERP/MRP systems
•    Knowledge of FARS/DFARS (Federal Acquisition Regulations)

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.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an 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 an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

If this position is located in the United States, this job will require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, 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.

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