Buyer 1


Key information

Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
5701 bolsa ave ca 92647 huntington beach, California, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
College/ Technical Diploma/ Associates Degree
First experience

Job description

The Safran growth strategy centers on three imperatives: growing company market share, customer satisfaction and achieving operational excellence. The buyer role is responsible for acquiring goods and services at a competitive price, ensuring that goods are of top quality, and facilitating delivery of goods via the issuance and management of a purchase order. Analyzes demand and plans supply in accordance, ensures efficient and quality execution of requirements and purchasing action messages, manages supplier delivery, quality, and cost performance and improvement.

Summary of Duties:

Role Assignment

Acts as authorized agent of the company, making financial commitments and managing key supplier relationships to ensure supply chain performance
Manages stable supplier accounts, requiring basic knowledge of commodity, supply base, and program
Responsible for low risk suppliers, moderate spend, with peer team lead oversight
Purchasing Execution

Make daily purchases and input into MRP system based on demand, while analyzing the quality, specifications, and delivery requirements
Ensure just in time supply aligns with loaded demand to maintain inventory targets
Send out quotations for bid on non-contracted items, and negotiate best price
Interface with planning and purchasing Integrated Program Team (IPT) to ensure any changes in schedule or requirements are flowed down to suppliers
Review purchase orders regularly and follow up on unconfirmed orders, past due items, etc.
Supplier Management

Generate effective communication, good relationships, and a positive image with suppliers, promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness
Act as authorized agent of the company and primary contact to assigned suppliers
Proactively manage suppliers and regularly assess performance to ensure on-time delivery of quality product
Manage program shortages and ensure supplier commitments are communicated to IPT Lead
Review non-conformance reports (NCRs) against supplier product and communicate and coordinate disposition
Identifies and mitigates risk, solves problems, and escalates as needed to IPT Lead and/or Purchasing Manager


Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Experience: 0-3 years of supply chain/purchasing/sourcing experience

Computer Skills:

MS Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint)
Other Skills:

Willingness to learn and develop new competencies
Strong written and verbal business communications abilities
Self-starter with ability to drive improvement, meet timeliness and objectives
Identifying problems working with teams to solve through leading actions collaboratively
Ability to analyze and communicate requirements
Ability to negotiate, influence, and win respect
Ability to make timely decisions and take action
Ability to provide information regarding tasks, plans, schedule and strategy to stakeholders
Customer service oriented

Complementary description

Additional Preferred Skills: (not required)

Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or program management
MRP system experience
Ability to read and analyze engineering prints

ID: DOTH - 77718

Company information

Safran Cabin

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Cabin provides all elements of a seamlessly integrated Cabin Interior. From the overhead bins, lavatories and galleys to crew rests and cargo containers, either as independent world class products or as a fully integrated cabin. The company is headquartered in Huntington Beach in Southern California, USA and operates 30 sites in 11 countries. The over 13.000 employees across the globe serve virtually all the airlines, aircraft leasing companies and airframe manufacturers worldwide.

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