Buyer in Newtown at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Opportunity: Buyer


  • Prepare and manage RFP/RFQ proposals, purchase agreements, and statements of work.

  • Evaluate quotations/proposals to determine recommended vendor sourcing.

  • Ensure Approved Vendor List management and compliance.

  • Assess material demand to determine procurement requirements, and prepare and execute Purchase Orders in compliance with Policy.

  • Monthly review and reporting of commodity/vendor KPI's.

  • Manage vendor relationships.

  • Proactively identify efficiency and/or cost savings opportunities and programs, and work with both vendors and internal teams to drive implementation.

  • Take a lead role in driving process improvement and management of obsolescence issues.

  • Closely manage system data (pricing, lead times, dates, etc.) to ensure accuracy and monitor orders to ensure vendor commitments and/or expedite needs are fulfilled.


  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of procurement, planning and material management.

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Process-oriented, with an eye for identifying and driving efficiencies through change.

  • Outstanding teaming, interpersonal, and relationship building skills including influencing and collaboration with internal and external customers and partners.

  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and frequent change in direction.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Customer focus.


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in business or supply chain management

  • Minimum 2-3 years years buying in a manufacturing environment with at least 1 year of buying component level electronics

  • Good working knowledge of major MRP systems and MS Office

  • Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing knowledge desirable

  • Experience in an AS9100C environment is an asset

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.