Procurement Associate

Procurement Associate

Responsible for all aspects of the relationship with a specific supplier within a commodity. manages schedules, and purchase orders for the client account or the product family. Ensures product is delivered on time, meets quality standards, and at the right cost. May perform delivery assurance responsibilities. The Sr. Associate Procurement ensures the continuous flow of raw materials to support the manufacturing process in the most efficient and cost effective strategic manner. He/she will be responsible for managing assigned commodities and suppliers in support of tactical and strategic initiatives for military programs.


1. Purchase Military and Commercial components and commodities for production 2. Manage assigned military product lines and suppliers 3. Status purchase orders 4. Align supplier schedules with production schedules 5. Obtain schedule and delivery confirmations from suppliers 6. Establish and maintain order policies and lead times for responsible product lines 7. Anticipate and communicate delivery delays from suppliers 8. Manage part shortages and expedite 9. Manage purchase order exception messages 10. Resolve receipt and invoice discrepancies 11. Monitor supplier delivery and quality performance 12. Develop and maintain supplier relationships to include on-site audits, program/performance reviews, and supplier agreements. 13. Support the development, implement, and execute of commodity strategies to include spend analysis, inventory analysis, supplier rationalization and year over year cost savings. 14. Evaluate and analyze supplier quotations and services to determine most desirable supplier. 15. Create and present metrics and supporting reports to suppliers, peers, and managers. 16. Interface with Engineering in support of design changes, new product introduction, make or buy decisions and participate in the development of specific commodity strategy roadmap, problem resolution and process improvement. 17. Participate in the selection of suppliers and contract development activities. 18. Support pre-production purchasing activities and facilitate the transition of commodity purchasing from development group to production group. 19. Adhere to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct. 20. Perform other duties as required.

EXPECTED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION BA/BS degree w/2 5+ years of buying experience with increasing levels of responsibility Experience must be in a manufacturing environment working with direct production materials Ability to read and understand technical manuals, blueprints or drawings Excellent project management, organizational, and prioritization skills Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization as a prime contact on projects and gain cooperation of others Familiar with ISO standard and requirements. Ability to work in a team environment and work effectively with all levels of customers and company personnel Excellent written and verbal skills English Spanish Strong negotiating skills Strong problem solving skills Computer Literacy; Microsoft Tools, SAP Authorized to work in the U.S. Preferred: Master s Degree Aerospace supply chain experience SAP experience preferred

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