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Buyer

Location: Irvine, CA, United States
Job Family : Procurement
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Aug 4, 2022
Job ID: 34707

Job Description
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  • Obtains the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management.
  • Identifies manufacturing needs, identifies, and selects suppliers, negotiates contracts, and arranges delivery.
  • Purchases a high volume and variety of parts, equipment, services, and materials.

  • Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. Develops potential bidder list and initiates formal requests for quotation or proposal.
  • Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification independently or as part of a technical and/or quality team.
  • Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities.
  • Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for a variety of moderately complex or technical materials, supplies or services and negotiates price, delivery, quality, and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
  • Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates inspections, substitutions, and standardization by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
  • Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, and engineering changes with suppliers.
  • Prepares moderately complex reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests.
  • Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and customer service and to reduce costs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Mentors new employees. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g., continuous improvement).

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field, and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through two or more years of increasingly responsible related purchasing experience.
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles, and concepts. Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies. Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. General knowledge of and ability to apply continuous improvement techniques to purchasing and related areas. Proficient in standard business application software and specialized purchasing and/or materials systems (e.g., electronic data interface (EDI) or manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems).
  • Ability to work on a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of the situation or data requires thorough identification of factors and analysis of impact. Ability to work within general work objectives regarding projects and team goals. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management. Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

    Come join the Parker Aerospace Team!
  • We believe in the importance of work life integration and support a 9/80 Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) as well as hybrid virtual work arrangements.
  • Interested in furthering your education? We offer up to $10,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year as well as education benefits.
  • Work hard, play hard! We enjoy celebrating our employees for all that they do. You can look forward to various social committee activities throughout the year including an End-of-Year BBQ, Halloween Contest, Holiday Party, etc.
  • Dress for your Day – we offer flexibility in your options for work attire including being able to wear jeans throughout the work week.
  • We offer competitive vacation and 13 paid holidays - enjoy time off with family and friends during the company-wide holiday shut down at the end of the year.
  • Take advantage of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is a free, confidential service provided to employees and their family members to help deal with any personal problems at work or at home.
  • Grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafeteria that provides a wide array of breakfast, lunch and snacks. We also have a mini mart on the production floor as well as vending machines on all floors if you need to satisfy a sugar craving.
  • Stay healthy with wellness! Earn rewards for participating in health and emotional wellbeing challenges, receive an annual biometric screening, and enjoy access to our basketball hoops, a volleyball court, and baseball field.
  • Employee discounts on various services (car purchases, computer purchases, life adventures, etc.)
  • 401(k) with a 5% matching contribution with immediate investing in addition to a 3% RIA match (overall 8% company match)!
  • Competitive annual bonus incentive plan. Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care.
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Refer a family member or friend and receive a generous award for referrals that are hired (up to $4,000)!

    Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations. (“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf and http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf
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