The Buyers primary function is to acquire goods and services at a competitive price, delivery, and top quality via the issuance of a purchase order. This job will report to the Purchasing Supervisor.
Summary of tasks:
Make daily purchases within allotted program/division based on requisitions and analyze the quality, specifications and delivery requirements.
Sends out quotations for bid on non-contracted items (three quotes minimum are required) and negotiates best price.
Enter purchase orders into MRP system (M3) and issues to supplier via fax or e-mail.
Review purchase orders on a weekly basis via M3 reporting system and follows up on past due items plus requirements due in coming weeks.
Highlights any problem areas and reports to Purchasing Manager.
Interacts with Planning and Production to ensure any changes in production requirements are flowed down to suppliers.
Generate effective communication, good relationships, and a positive image with suppliers and co-workers promoting courtesy, objectivity and fairness.
Liaise with planners to control scheduling of parts to ensure stock levels meet demands while staying within stock level buffers.
Review non-conformance reports (NCRs) written against suppliers and to relays information to them.
Updates suppliers with engineering changes and drawings.
Reviews supplier performance.
Locate new suppliers (if necessary).
Education: Technical College degree is preferred or equivalent education.
Experience: Previous experience with supply chain management is preferred or equivalent purchasing experience.
Computer Skill: Familiar with Windows Operating System®, Office XP®, and with MRP systems and the ability to type a minimum of 50 words per minute.
Other Skills: Good phone etiquette, organized and the ability to read engineering prints.
Languages: Ability to communicate in French and English.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated Cabin Interiors, Catering Systems and Cargo Equipment.