Senior Buyer in Tulsa, OK at Ducommun

Date Posted: 1/9/2023

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Job Description


Senior Buyer

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our facility in Tulsa, OK manufactures circuit cards for our defense customers.

Job Summary

  • 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



Required Skills and 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 and Education

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


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


11616 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146
United States

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