Kaman Precision Products (Middletown, CT), a division of Kaman Aerospace, has an immediate opening for a Senior Buyer. The Senior Buyer is responsible for analyzing, selecting and committing company resources through contracts and agreements for the procurement of goods and services in support of company purchasing objectives, policies and requirements. This role negotiates and procures general and complex items required by the business under the most beneficial conditions achievable. This role ensures operational and customer requirements are met in terms of quality, cost and delivery and contributes to continuous improvement of the procurement function.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitors production control activities, assesses requirements and plans for purchases to fulfill business needs; ensures adequate flow of information with business units and suppliers concerning progress of materials, anticipated delivery schedules. Processes purchase orders and change orders; resolves conflicts related to purchase orders and inventory.
Identifies, evaluates and obtains quotations from potential new suppliers.
Collaborates with internal customers through various methods to understand the needs of the business and provides procurement services to support production schedules.
Develops and executes processes related to the negotiation, evaluation and selection of suppliers and business transactions; continuously identifies areas of improvement. Supports purchasing team by providing insight based on experience and knowledge.
Maintains mutually beneficial working relationships with suppliers; travels to supplier facilities as needed. Analyzes supplier contract conditions and activities related to costs/pricing, delinquencies and quality to identify opportunities for optimization; makes recommendations for retention or elimination from approved supplier list.
Provides training and guidance to others to develop competency in procurement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Foundational competencies - Delivers Results, Critical Thinking Skills, Communication, Quality and Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Collaboration
Functional competencies - Execution, Planning, Scheduling and Control, Professional and Technical Acumen, Negotiation, Customer Focus, Quality, Cost, and Delivery
For more than 65 years, Kaman Precision Products, a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, has been a leader in the development and manufacturer of: FUZING SYSTEMS –offers a wide range of services, from research and development to full scale production for safe/arm devices, fuzes, motor igniters, flight termination devices, and related equipment. Kaman fuzes can be found on many of the U.S. and international military’s missile and bomb systems. MEASURING SYSTEMS – offers high precision position/displacement sensing. Our eddy current systems can resolve position changes to the sub-atomic level and can operate at extreme levels of pressure and temperature.
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All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. Please visit our website at www.kaman.com for further information about Kaman Precision Products.
QUALIFICATIONS: Read and interpret blueprints/schematics; Execute procurement processes; Supplier analysis & evaluation; Understand Material Requirements Planning (MRP); Contract administration; MS Office. Bachelors Degree required. Minimum of 5 years experience in Supply Chain required. Domestic travel 10-30%. Requires experience in Government Procurement.