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Buyer III

Purchasing Aston , Pennsylvania , United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 3 years English Fluent

Job Description

Responsible for attaining a comprehensive knowledge of the suppliers' capabilities and overall workload as well as developing a working relationship between the supplier and company that assures on time delivery of materials to meet production requirements. Negotiate purchase order values, and monitor purchase orders in support of programs. Monitor and evaluate supplier performance, develop remedial action plans, and coordinate internal functions required to support the procurement function. Apply appropriate problem solving tools as necessary for assigned commodities and/or suppliers toward the development of a high performance supply chain. Implement and develop plans and strategies to support cost initiatives and synergies.

Complementary Description

Analyze requisition requirements and review pricing, terms and conditions, availability of materials, products, and services to obtain the best competitive pricing. Create and issue purchase orders to suppliers.
Expedite assigned suppliers/commodities to ensure materials are received on time and take a proactive approach to mitigate past dues before they occur.
Develop reliable contact with each supplier to provide an interface between the supplier and the company. Advise the Purchasing Manager of problems that will impact production and shipping schedules.
Return non-conforming material to suppliers and expedite rework/ replacement materials to meet production requirements.
Monitor and manage Key Performance Indicator metrics through the use of expediting, reviewing open order reports, messages, scorecards, supplier relations, and collaborating with the Supply Chain team. Metrics include but are not limited to; Supplier On Time Delivery, Supplier Non-Conformance Rate, % Open Action Messages, Purchase Price Variance.

Attend required meetings and provide accurate information on delivery schedules

Job Requirements

Education & Experience
4 year College degree required. Ability to read drawings and purchase machine parts or fabrications from engineering drawings. Must be able to effectively utilize knowledge of purchasing procedures and policies in the technical purchasing field. Must possess knowledge of basic industrial processes including welding, machining, and fabrication. Must be able to effectively source and match supplier's capability with the product and services required. Proficient in inventory management techniques such as EOQ, Safety Stock, MRP, and in Microsoft Excel and manipulating reports.
A minimum of 5 years buying experience with 8+ years expediting experience in a purchasing environment. Strong experience with M3 or similar ERP system required.

Complexity of Duties
Sound judgment and initiative required. Material purchases involve machined and fabricated items along with standard and catalog items. A high degree of creativity and innovation is required to properly purchase and expedite this material.

Responsibility for Errors
Fully responsible for thoroughness, accuracy and suitability of all purchases as well as expediting assigned suppliers. Failure to execute this responsibility properly can adversely affect the profitability of the company as well as the company's reputation with its customer and vendor base. Work is generally minimally unsupervised and performed under general established guidelines with problem situations brought to the attention of the Purchasing Manager for guidance and disposition.

Specificity of the job


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2550 Market Street PA 19014-3426


Pennsylvania United States

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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 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 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 was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Aerosystems is a world leader in evacuation slides and oxygen systems. It is also a major supplier of safety systems, as well as fluid systems for airplanes and helicopters.

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