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Safran Buyer 2 M/F in Santa Maria, California

Buyer 2 M/F

Company : Safran Cabin

Job field : Supply chain

Location : Santa Maria , California , United States

Contract type : Permanent

Contract duration : Full-time

Required degree : Bachelor's Degree

Required experience : More than 3 years

Spoken language(s) :

English Fluent

Salary range : $66,560 - $79,880 USD

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Job Description

Role Assignment

• 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 problem resolution

• Provides peer review and oversight to junior Purchasing Agents

• Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter

Purchasing Execution

• 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 targets

• 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 changes in schedule or requirements are flowed down to suppliers

• Review purchase orders regularly and follow up on unconfirmed orders, past due items, etc.

Supplier Management

• 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 suppliers

• 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

Complementary Description

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

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Experience: Minimum 3 years of supply chain/purchasing/sourcing experience

Computer Skills:

• MRP system experience

• MS Office Skills (Excel, PowerPoint)

Other Skills:

• 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 collaboratively

• Ability to analyze and communicate requirements

• Ability to apply Supply Chain past experience to current environment and modify as needed

• Ability to negotiate, influence, and win respect

• Ability to make timely decisions and take action

• Ability to provide information regarding tasks, plans, schedule and strategy to stakeholders

• 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

Specificity of the job

Traveling may be required

Locate your future workplace

2850 Skyway DriveCA 93455

Santa Maria

California United States

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Safran is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.