Commodity Buyer

Baltimore, MD

Essential Responsibilities:

• Manage the entire life cycle of the supplier relationship which include the following:

• Bidder list development, RFQ, bid analysis, down select, negotiations, Deal Review preparation & presentation, Contract award, bid process documentation, PO release and Fulfillment.

• Manage supplier OTD & Quality metrics

• Status delivery & commitments

• Drive MRB documentation between the supplier and internal parties

• Drive supplier recovery planning & execution as necessary

• Define, present & administer supplier strategy to ensure best overall value is obtained, including consistent delivery to schedule & quality requirements

• Manage and lead claim negotiations and special projects as required

• Monitor engineering change activity & lead detail overlap process with supplier(s)

• Communicate and coordinate activities as required with cross-functional groups including; Planning, Engineering, Quality, Programs, Finance, Legal & Manufacturing

• Assist in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practices

• Advise functional managers regarding approaches, processes and procedures within supply base


• Bachelors degree from an accredited university (Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business degree is preferred)

• 0-3 years of strategic sourcing experience including RFPs, supplier selection, contract negotiations & management, etc. is highly desirable.

Desired Characteristics:

• Knowledge in sourcing machined, sheet metal, and/or plastic details

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Critical self-thinker and strong problem-solving skills & ability to operate independently

• Willingness to travel

• Strong Excel skills and other Microsoft Office tools

• Familiar with ERP systems (Oracle and/or SAP desired) and SRMs preferred

• Effective leadership skills

• Aerospace industry experience

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: All Years of experience: 03

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