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Strategic Buyer-Remote California

Requisition ID:  80735
Business Unit:  Meggitt USA Services (3405)

Irvine, CA, United States, 92121

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence 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 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Corporate Functions keep our business competitive by providing first-class support from Quality through to Finance and HR.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Strategic Buyer supports the development and execution of our global commodity strategies working closely with internal stakeholders and key suppliers. Will manage transition of strategic sourcing & re-sourcing projects through to FAI approval aligning with sites on production handover. 

Job Core Responsibilities

•    Supports the development and implementation of commodity strategies for allocated sites, ensuring conformance to Meggitt policies, processes and direction.

•    Manages source change & sourcing activity from idea generation through to FAI approval & production handover adhering to agreed processes and resolving issues that arise in an effective and timely manner 

•    Carries out supplier research, evaluation & selection and to continually strengthen our supply base and ensure we are matching opportunities with appropriate suppliers.

•    Develops and negotiates contracts as required and manages enforcement of contractual obligations with suppliers within allocated commodities. 

•    Works within the regional team to deliver against agreed KPIs supporting our wider procurement strategy

•    Works with internal stakeholders to ensure we are identifying opportunities to drive down cost, eliminate the risk of adverse PCV and drive optimum supply chain performance. Supports resolution of cost, quality and delivery issues within the site & regional team as requested.

•    Within assigned commodities, supports development of strategic relationships & leads/participates in supplier account reviews

•    Operates effectively in a matrix organisation, ensuring alignment across sites, divisions & other commodity teams working collaboratively to deliver against wider business objectives 

•    Review performance data related to purchasing effectiveness and take a role in driving corrective actions where necessary.  Proactively work with major suppliers within assigned commodities to discover and exploit opportunities for continuous improvement, performance improvement, savings, and other efficiencies by working across supplier and internal organizations.

Job Specifications

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level:

(Required):     MBA preferred
 (Preferred):     Choose an item  or equivalent experience                  

Field of Study/Area of Experience (if more than 5 years experience required, provide overview in the experience comments to support objective justification): 
2+ years of experience in a strategic procurement role

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities List 

•    Demonstrated capability/experience in a strategic procurement role
•    Ability to implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across if required multi  sites
•    Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations
•    Experience with first article purchase order and work transfer processes 
•    Ability to operate in a highly matrixed organisation
•    Strong project management and prioritization skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders and ability to influence.
•    Demonstrates a high level of ethical behaviour in exercising judgment and discretion in matters of significance
•    Strong prioritization skills

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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