Why should you join us? We have so much to offer you! As a member of the Safran family, our employees enjoy a trusting, supportive, and positive work environment. We are a diverse, inclusive, empowered, people-first culture and workplace, making Safran Cabin a great place to work!
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:
-Point of escalation to material issues that require attention and present a risk for
the buyers to successfully execute the procurement process to meet the required
-Coaches, trains, and mentors junior Purchasing Agents
-Identify and manage special projects and teams, as required
-Assist in the continuous improvement of the Purchasing organization
-Acts as authorized agent of the company, making financial commitments and
managing key supplier relationships to ensure supply chain performance
-Manages complex supplier accounts, requiring advanced knowledge of
commodity, supply base, and program
-Responsible for key suppliers, significant spend, and challenging supply chain
-Provides peer review and oversight to junior Purchasing Agents
-Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter
-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
-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-Review purchase orders regularly and follow up on unconfirmed orders, past
due items, etc.
-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
-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
Safran's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes beyond our facility walls. We value and support the communities where we live and work. One of Safran's values and CSR pillar is Corporate Citizenship that helps drive economic, social and cultural progress by sharing our gifts with those around us. We actively contribute to social inclusion and equal opportunity by integrating underserved communities and promoting diversity throughout our companies.
• Your Career: Safran is committed to providing internal mobility to our employees. We operate globally so the sky is the limit of where your Safran journey can take you.
• Your Development: Safran employees have free access to Safran University courses and external tuition reimbursement for approved programs or certifications.
• Your Benefits: Our suite of comprehensive benefits include health care (medical, dental and vision), life insurance, 401(k) savings plans with company match, paid time off, and more!
Must be authorized to work in the United States without Visa Sponsorship.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Experience: Minimum of 6 years of supply chain/purchasing/sourcing experience
-MRP system experience
-MS Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint)
-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
-Ability to analyze and communicate requirements
-Ability to apply Supply Chain past experience to current environment and modify
-Ability to negotiate, influence, and win respect
- Experience working in a multi-program production environment
- Experience procuring the categories of chemicals and adhesives
-Ability to make timely decisions and take action
-Ability to provide information regarding tasks, plans, schedule and strategy to
-Customer service oriented
Additional Preferred Skills: (not required):
-Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or program management
-Previous experience supporting manufacturing, aerospace preferred
-Ability to read and analyze engineering prints
It is the policy of Safran to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. #LI-1TA1
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12810 State Ave WA 98271
Washington United States
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 Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated cabin interiors, catering systems and cargo equipment.
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