Buyer, Senior in Chanhassen at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/24/2021

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Job Description

The WRIGHT career!

Curtiss-Wright Actuation Division designs, manufactures and supports electro-mechanical actuation products and systems for use in demanding applications in Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Automation markets. Our market leading solutions help improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of our customers' operations and platforms, as well as reducing their environmental impact with energy efficient electro-mechanical designs and technology. For the Aerospace market, we supply actuation systems for flight control, landing gear, utility and other applications on both commercial and military aircraft. In Ground & Naval Defense markets, we support a wide array of applications ranging from door assist, ramp and hatch actuation, weapons handling systems, radar and launch platform actuation, and robotic (AUV/ROV) actuation. In Industrial Automation, our Exlar® actuators are globally recognized as a leading brand offering high power density, precision and reliability for machine/process applications in automotive, food & beverage, oil & gas, robotics, entertainment and many other industries.

Find out more information and view our products here: https://www.cw-actuation.com/About/About-Actuation-Group

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Sr. Buyer, 

Responsible for purchasing a variety of complex or technical supplies or services. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers. Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues. Works with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.

Location: Chanhassen, MN

The Challenge:

  • Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service.
  • Follows up on all awards until completion of order.
  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.
  • Conducts supplier site visits and rates them as to production capability, performance and delivery.
  • May provide work leadership for lower level employees.

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply chain or Business management.
  • PMAC certification preferred, formal training in negotiation or other ISM/Apics certification, six sigma or Lean.
  • Experience with MS Office and other applicable SC systems. Good oral and written communication and math skills. Knowledge of engineering drawings, purchasing techniques, and understanding the make/buy process and cost structure. Must be able to perform price and cost analysis.
  • 4-6years of experience in a similar role.

Working Environment:

Please note that working conditions may vary due to the physical environment of each work place, the type of work performed, and local regulatory requirements. Examples of working conditions may include, but are not limited to: personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, handling of potentially hazardous material, specialized security clearance, and lifting requirements. Specific working condition requirements, if applicable, are maintained at the local level.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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