Buyer in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/9/2022

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Job Description

Ducommun’s Huntsville Performance Center is seeking a Buyer to play a mission critical role!  Our buyers procure products within assigned planner codes in a timely and cost effective manner.

The essential job functions are as follows:
•         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
•         Update and lead supplier scorecard reviews
•         Follow-up with suppliers on open actions and provide guidance on short and long term resolutions.
•         Create a path to meet KPIs (PPV, VOI, LTA)
•         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

 You will be supporting the common Ducommun goals of making our customers happy or happier while increasing profitability and growth.

Skills & Qualifications

•         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
•         Minimum three years relevant purchasing experience required in a manufacturing environment 
•         Basic knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain function
•         Understanding of engineering drawings and flow charts required
•         MRP exposure required 
•         Strong communications and interpersonal skills needed
•         Experience working with suppliers including quoting, order processing and tracking delivery and quality performance
•         Intermediate level of computer skills in e-mail, internet, Word, and Excel

Preferred Experience (not required for consideration):
•         6 Sigma training and/or participation on a Green belt project
•         CPIM or equivalent
•         Advanced Excel/MRP experience
•         Negotiation experience

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):
Physical Abilities                                                                  Lift /Carry            
Stand - Frequently                                                              10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Walk - Frequently                                                                11-20 lbs - Occasionally     
Sit - Frequently                                                                    21-50 lbs - N/A    
Climb – N/A                                                                         51-100 lbs - N/A
Crawl - N/A                                                                          Over 100 lbs - N/A
Squat or Kneel - N/A                                                          
Bend - N/A                                                                          Push / Pull
Fine Manipulation - N/A                                                     10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Reach Outward - N/A                                                         10-20 lbs - Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder - N/A                                              20-50 lbs - N/A
Drive - Occasionally                                                            50-100 lbs - N/A
                                                                                            Over 100 lbs - N/A
N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day).
Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day).
Constantly - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day).

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled