Buyer in Appleton, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 12/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets.  Here in Appleton we specialize in the manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies for industrial, aerospace, and defense industries, supplying necessary parts for mission critical products!

Job Description

  • Procure products within assigned planner codes in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Negotiate best value with suppliers
  • Perform materials quotation for prices and delivery
  • Procure products within assigned commodity areas in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Identify and reduce long lead times in the system by utilizing material strategies with suppliers
  • Review daily MRP exception message, purchase order status, and order action reports and take appropriate action
  • Must know when/where to buy goods and services
  • Resolve material price variances
  • Identify alternate solutions for obsolete components and work with engineering for approval
  • Ensure timely delivery of products to support manufacturing
  • Develop new/better/alternate sources of supply to reduce the supplier base
  • Maintain purchasing data in computer system so that it is always current
  • Resolve problems that occur periodically with suppliers
  • Maintain appropriate lead times, minimums and multiples; vendor information for all assigned parts in the system
  • Adhere to the General Requirements of Team Members
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area
  • Perform other assignments as required

Skills & Qualifications

  • Understanding of engineering drawings and flow charts required
  • MRP exposure required
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in e-mail, internet, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills needed
  • Experience dealing with suppliers including quoting, order processing and tracking delivery and quality performance
  • Adhere to the General Requirements of Team Members

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum three years relevant purchasing experience required in a manufacturing environment


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