Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Aerospace Manufacturing – Buyer  


Work under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for purchasing specific commodities which are complex or company/customer designed in order to support production and related operating departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain competitive bids from reliable sources; analyze supplier operations to identify factors that affect price and determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability and ability to meet required schedules.
  • Review and analyze proposals as necessary; develop new supplier sources who meet customer and company guidelines as necessary.
  • Perform sensitive or intensive price negotiations; select appropriate suppliers.
  • Use automated information systems to produce and track purchase orders and related documentation; monitor schedule and delivery dates.
  • Resolve issues related to quantity, quality, and delivery and invoicing.
  • Ensure adequate documentation is available to provide the necessary support for government audits.
  • Maintain effective liaison with suppliers and necessary company operating departments to ensure adequate flow of information concerning progress of materials, anticipated delivery schedules, etc.
  • Visit nationally/international supplier facilities as necessary.
  • Evaluate supplier costs/pricing, delinquencies, quality, etc.
  • Make recommendations for retention of elimination from approved supplier list. Identify problem areas/issues; recommend and/or take corrective action.
  • Make presentations to company management as required.
  • Train subordinate members of the department as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. 5 years of related experience required to qualify.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.
  3. Broad knowledge of a specialized field such as procurement or contracts administration.
  4. Requires ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, etc.
  5. Good oral and written communication skills

  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance, Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Mitch Maldonado

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

Aviation Recruiting, Inc.
1845 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 350
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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